Microdermabrasion was once the secret of people who needed to look fabulous all the time for photographs, or film, or glittering soirées. The treatment is now mainstream and affordable, popular as a highly effective alternative to more invasive procedures.
What does Microdermabrasion do?
It’s a treatment that can be used effectively on people if any age; make or female. It’s perfect for treating:
- Dry, patchy , rough skin
- Acne-prone skin; blackheads and whiteheads, oily skin
- Sun damage; age spots; hyper pigmentation marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
How does Microdermabrasion Work?
The epidermis is the uppermost layer of your skin-and the top of the epidermis is called the stratum corneum. It’s first in the line of fire for sun damage and the effects of pollution, and is where blemishes and pigmentation problems are most evident.
As the stratum corneum is where many of the skin imperfections lie, this is the part that gets targeted by microdermabrasion. The results are twofold.
Firstly, the damaged surface layer is physically buffed away by tiny, medical-grade crystals. Secondly, this skin removal is interpreted by the body as a sign to replace the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones, giving you a radiant and smooth complexion.
What Should I expect after my Microdermabrasion Treatment?
Correct application of medical microdermabrasion should result in minimal redness or swelling. The treatment is always followed with application of moisturiser to the skin, as the microdermabrasion process tends to remove some moisture-and any lotions or creams used are far more effective as the barrier layer of the stratum corneum is removed.
What are the results of Microdermabrasion?
Results are almost immediately evident; which is quite satisfying for the patient. Visible imperfections will be removed, greatly improving the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and sun damage. Your skin will be smooth and radiant as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production results in plump and lovely new skin cells.
Regular microdermabrasion treatments ultimately help remove deeper blemishes, and studies show that the treatments tend to speed up healthy skin cell movement from the lower layers to the surface.
As the aging process tends to slow down the ‘turnover’ of skin cells, this is a positive effect and regular microdermabrasion treatments will help maintain a fresh, healthy glow.