Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. We use a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. Microdermabrasion is one of the more recent skin-care techniques to have crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream. It’s being advanced as an “instant facelift” — an effective alternative to costlier and more invasive procedures like plastic surgery, chemical peels and Botox injections. Recently, more and more men are trying it, instead of pursuing cosmetic surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure that renew the skin by crystals a vacuumed through a hand piece to suction away dead cells. Microdermabrasion will give a younger, refresher looking skin. It debrides and cleans the skin regardless of the skin’s condition. Fine lines, age spots and stretch marks will become less obvious. Furthermore, you can resume normal activity immediately. There should be no downtime.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
The treatment is like a superficial skin polishing. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals, vacuumed through a hand piece or a diamond tipped probe, also with a vacuum to suction away the dead cells. This latter equipment is safer for darker skins.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Microdermabrasion is safe because it only removes the outermost layer of the epidermal layer of the skin.
Suitability For Microdermabrasion
The following people are excellent candidates for microdermabrasion:
People who can’t afford the time or expense of the more comprehensive professional facial therapies and IPL
Multipass Photo-facial Rejuvenation
Those who don’t want to put off outdoor activities in the sun or have sunspots, sun-damaged skin. Younger congested or acnaeic skin or dry skin showing early signs of ageing
Oily skin with blocked pores and commodomes
With a series of treatments, you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced. This can be from weekly treatments, fortnightly or monthly treatments.
Maintenance is essential to keep your skin in good condition. We recommend monthly treatments and application of continued good quality products for home maintenance. Sunscreen is essential.
Microdermabrasion gives best results when incorporated in a program alongside other treatments such as IPL Multi-pass Photo-facial Rejuvenation and other professional therapeutic facial peels and treatments. All these treatments are synergistic and cumulative in benefit when combined.
Microdermabrasion is a great tool to keep your skin at its utmost vibrancy and clarity. It helps to rid your pores of nasty build up, as well as decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Using microdermabrasion regularly can aid you in turning over newer, younger looking skin faster. But when analyzing the cost and benefits of microdermabrasion, it’s important to think about the microdermabrasion before and after possibilities.
If you want to know what to expect with your microdermabrasion before and after, first consider your skin type. Other than that, microdermabrasion is for everyone, all skin types. On oilier skin, the excess oil keeps your skin cells from turning over, or sloughing off. If you have large pores, blackheads, or whiteheads, when analyzing before and after microdermabrasion, you will notice and overall more refined texture to the skin. It will decrease some of the blackheads that stretch out your pores, leaving you with smaller pores throughout. Now, it’s going to take more than one treatment to see optimum results, but you’ll definitely notice the difference in the feel of your skin after just one treatment.
Dry skin can be flaky, and show wrinkles and fine lines a lot faster. One of the first things that may lead you to want to try microdermabrasion is the fact that your skin has an overall dull look to it. So the before and after effects of microdermabrasion for this particular skin type is going be brighter, more youthful looking skin immediately, this is because it will slough off the dead skin that is hiding the pretty, nice skin. Then over time, with the use of microdermabrasion you will notice a decline in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Another nice “Before and after microdermabrasion” bonus that you may notice is that your skin will feel softer and more supple, something that dry skin usually misses out on.