An in-office Microdermabrasion treatment is a cool way to freshen up your face. Unlike a regular facial, it's got some extra kick to it.
And the best part? You don't have to wait around forever for results.
After just one treatment, most women notice a difference in their skin. I tried a microdermabrasion facial for the first time, and was blown away with how healthy my complexion looked!
So, if you're into effective and efficient skincare, microdermabrasion might be worth considering. 😊
When it comes to the benefits of a microdermabrasion facial, there's one standout: the remarkable improvement it offers for fine lines and wrinkles.
Here's the science behind it:
The secret lies in a deep, yet gentle exfoliation, which removes the top layer of dead skin and reveals fresh, younger-looking cell layers below. It also stimulates collagen production to further reduce wrinkle appearance.
But it doesn't stop there!
Microdermabrasion is also a champ at kickstarting collagen production, a key player in the battle against wrinkles.
The best part? It only takes one session to remove dead cells and the dull top layer of skin, resulting in dramatic improvements in your texture, tone, and color, including:
However, to reap the full benefits, 4-6 weekly treatments are suggested.1 And, to maintain results, you should do this once or twice a year.
There are basically three kinds of dermabrasion facials to choose from:
We'll explain the difference between these treatments and how they work.
This device sprays a fine mist of white aluminum oxide crystals to exfoliate and vacuum at the same time.
During treatment, super-fine crystals are pumped through a tube into a glass wand and jet sprayed across the face.
At the same time, the wand vacuums dead cells, particles, and left over debris.
Is this right for you?
Of the 3 treatments, this one is the most aggressive. If you have minor scars, issues with skin's texture, congested pores, or sun damage, then you are a good candidate for crystal microdermabrasion.
However, for those with skin health or sensitivity issues, it can be too abrasive and cause inflammation or irritation.
This handpiece has a rotating diamond-tip disc that exfoliates and vacuums dead cells at the same time.
During a session, a diamond-tipped wand glides across the face, gently exfoliating the uppermost layer of the dermis, while the exfoliated cells are vacuumed away.
Is this right for you?
This option has a few extra benefits…
First, it's less abrasive than the crystal spray and is suitable for most skin types. And, this device uses a diamond-tip to penetrate small areas, such as the nose, to reduce blackheads.
Plus, many people find it cleaner because there are no stray gritty crystals left behind.
Hydrodermabrasion uses a device that sprays a saline solution and oxygen while vacuuming left over debris.
The device sprays water droplets at high velocity, which exfoliates the top layer of the face. It has similar results to microdermabrasion, but it also improves circulation and hydrates.
Is this for you?
Of the three, the hydrodermabrasion is gentler and may be more suitable for those with extra sensitive skin. Especially if you're prone, redness, blotchiness or acne.
Additionally, the saline solution spray can be infused with ingredients according to your needs.
For example, If you're acne-prone, you might benefit from salicylic acid infusion. Or, if you're concerned about aging, vitamin C might be added.
Your skin care professional can help you choose the right combination for your needs.
Dermatologists suggest you avoid following at least two weeks before your treatment to reduce the chance of irritation and redness:
After care is important to ensure the best results.
I found that while my skin looked luminous, it did feel a bit tight, dry. So make sure to bring your own moisturizer to apply after your session.
Unless your spa package deal includes a moisturizing treatment. Mine didn't.
Here are some things you should do after your session:
Other after effects that may potentially affect you include:
In most cases, these go away within a few hours of treatment. But, it’s a good idea to apply moisturizer right after treatment to help with any dryness or tightness.
Some people may experience minor bruising, but this is pretty rare. Most people are able to resume normal activity immediately after a session.
The effects of microdermabrasion are temporary, since the skin regenerates every 30 days. So treatments will need to be repeated for best results.
Depending on your goals, the frequency will vary from person to person.
Usually, six to twelve sessions (spaced out every two to four weeks) will give the best results and make significant changes to your skin’s appearance.
Pre-existing Conditions: If you’re prone to herpes, open wounds, infections or inflammatory conditions like rosacea, many practitioners will advise against it.
On rare occasions, the tiny crystals can cause irritation or allergic reactions in some sensitive skin types.
Better safe than sorry: If you've got skin that's on the finicky side, it's a good idea to have a chat with a dermatologist before diving into microdermabrasion.
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