Everybody has heard about exfoliation, but not everybody knows about microdermabrasion. You could say that it is an advanced form of exfoliation.
It is done with a specific type of machine that uses very fine crystals and blows them over your face. These tiny particles brush off the dead cells from your skin surfaces.
At the same time, when the crystals are sprayed over your face, the same machine vacuums the residue particles and the skin cells.
The effect of microdermabrasion is a glowy look of rejuvenated and fresh skin. You face doesn’t look as tired, and your skin is not dull because there is a fresh layer of new skin on your face.
But, is it all that good?
To understand the upsides and the downsides of microdermabrasion, you should know a bit or two about the skin structure. So, let’s start there.
The skin consists of many layers, but all of them can be classified into three major ones. From the top to the deepest levels, they are epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.
The epidermis is the top layer, which is mainly where the dead cells end up. That is what protects you from the sun rays, germs, and other outside influences.
The dermis is right below it, and that is where the collagen is stored. The subcutaneous layer is mainly fat and blood vessels.
Microdermabrasion removes the delicate, thin layer of your skin by blasting tiny crystals all over it. The idea behind it is to remove the layer of dead skin and to stimulate the skin to repair itself.
For the full effect, you usually need to have six sessions. The sessions should not be less than seven days apart.
Most of the effects will be visible on the epidermis. Some of the results are immediate. Microdermabrasion is like hitting a restart button for your skin.
Your epidermis starts creating fuller, plumper skin cells, and arranges them in a more organized fashion. That will make your skin look fuller, fresher, and younger.
While the effects on the epidermis are immediate, it takes a while for dermis to react. The most significant impact is the increased number of collagen and elastic fibers. Also, they get aligned vertically, which gives your skin more elasticity.
Just like with any other procedure, microdermabrasion is not without its risks. The most common adverse effect is inflammation. You can expect some redness after the procedure, but you should, so it doesn’t get any worse.
Either way, always take your microdermabrasion treatments with experienced, renown, and above all, licensed professionals. You should avoid this treatment if you have warts, herpes, broken blood vessels, or any other skin conditions that can be worsened by microdermabrasion.
If you are not sure whether you are eligible for this treatment, visit our premium skin care aestheticians and dermatologists and let them examine your skin closely. They will let you know whether you have a condition that is contraindicated for this highly effective and rejuvenating exfoliation method.