Microdermabrasion is a painless, non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves a tiny abrasive tip being placed to the skin while vacuum suction is applied. There are no needles or anesthetics used in microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are regulated according to the skin’s tolerance and sensitivity.
Microdermabrasion helps to eliminate “plaque” and skin particles by removing the top layer of the skin, in the same way that brushing your teeth does. Because human skin regenerates every 30 days, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is only temporary, and it must be repeated every two to four weeks to maintain results.
Microdermabrasion can be used on any part of the body, including the neck, chest, back, and hands, however, it is most typically utilized on the face.
Here are 5 conditions that microdermabrasion addresses:
1. Acne and Blackheads
Acne can be treated with a microdermabrasion facial, which removes dead skin cells and pollutants that clog up pores and cause inflammation and outbreaks. This procedure also provides efficient distribution of nutrients and oxygen to the cells, allowing for faster collagen synthesis. This results in smoother, more supple skin. Microdermabrasion is particularly effective at removing blackheads. Exfoliation removes the blackhead’s surface, while the vacuum suction dissolves any remaining hardened oil. This greatly shrinks the pores’ size, eliminating clogged pores.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces excess melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be spotted when patches of skin are darker than the other surrounding skin. Microdermabrasion has proven to be an effective procedure even out skin tone.
Because it boosts collagen production, microdermabrasion can help patients with fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen formation aids in skin regeneration, but it declines with age. So, boosting the collagen production will not only help lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but it will also slow down their progression by triggering the skin’s natural collagen induction response.
4. Scars from acne
Microdermabrasion helps speed up the healing of scarred wounds, especially those caused by surgery or mild accidents. Acne and other types of scarring may necessitate a series of microdermabrasion treatments to achieve the desired skin condition. Over time, the procedure produces significant pain-free improvement.
5. Sun damage
Another concern that microdermabrasion can help address is sun damage. If you are suffering from sun damage that could cause dull complexing, dark spots, and sunburn, this procedure can come in handy.