Various benefits of undergoing a microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion-the name may sound intimidating, but is in fact an effective anti-aging treatment option. It is a non-surgical facial resurfacing technique which mechanically exfoliates the outermost dead skin cells layer and vacuums them away to give soft and smooth skin to make you look younger and more vibrant.

It is performed across 6 to 10 treatments using expensive tools using crystals or diamonds to abrade the skin. While diamond microdermabrasion uses diamonds but is a cheaper option, crystal microdermabrasion has a compressor which draws air through a glass want which creates a vacuum when the wand touches the skin. Some crystals used here are aluminum oxide, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium oxide and sodium chloride.

Helps in the absorption of makeup

A non-invasive procedure, you need only one or two days to recover from the procedure. Moreover, a session is so short that you can have it done during your lunch hour. Microdermabrasion can also help at reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and shallow acne scars, where results vary from one person to another.

Those with enlarged pores also benefit with microdermabrasion minimizing pores, and thus unclogging them. It also helps reduce the effects of superficial hyperpigmentation, age spots and other forms of sun skin damage.

By removing all the dead skin, microdermabrasion helps improve skin care products’ penetration abilities by 50%. Consequently, with more surface to work with, microdermabrasion lets makeup get absorbed more smoothly.

Microdermabrasion is more popular than chemical peels and laser treatment as it’s a safer and more economical way to get rid of acne spots to get smooth and soft skin. At the most, microdermabrasion may be a bit uncomfortable, but doesn’t hurt and you may find the skin feels a bit tender afterwards.

Improves skin texture

Microdermabrasion also helps improve skin texture and elasticity as it stimulates blood flow and improves cell production. However as it temporarily removes moisture, it’s important to follow a session with an application of a rich moisturizer.

Despite all these benefits, it is not suggested if you suffer from skin conditions like dermatitis, herpes, eczema, active sunburn, open sores, widespread acne or psoriasis. If this is the case, consult a dermatologist before undergoing a session.

Last, but not least, don’t expect overnight results. On an average, you need to undergo 6-10 treatments with 2 weeks of skin recovery time in between. This is of course if you approach a qualified esthetician for microdermabrasion as your results depends mainly on their expertise.