Microdermabrasion is a very successful and extremely mild treatment that makes the skin of the face and body younger and perfectly regenerates it. Namely, it has an effective effect on peeling the skin during the gentle removal of the surface layer of the skin. That is why we can call it the most modern and in-depth type of peeling. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure developed in 1985 in Italy, which has become very popular in the last few years. The procedure consists of gentle exfoliation of the surface layers of the skin with the help of abrasion and suction, and contributes to the renewal and rejuvenation of the skin. It is most often performed on the face, but it can be performed on any part of the skin (chest, back, hands, etc.). The face microdermabrasion procedure is painless and very short - it lasts between 30 and 40 minutes, while neck microdermabrasion takes about 20 minutes. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and colors. Before the treatment, it is necessary to consult with a dermatologist to find out what kind of results you can expect, how often you have to perform the treatment and what side effects you might face.
Microdermabrasion - how does it work?
Microdermabrasion is performed with a device that the specialist passes over the skin of the face. Crystals or diamond particles come out of the device, which gently exfoliate the surface layer of the skin (stratum corneum, lat. stratum corneum), which stimulates the formation of new skin cells. When crystals are used, it is crystal microdermabrasion. Diamond particles can be used instead of crystals, then the procedure is called diamond microdermabrasion. The device contains a small pump through which crystals such as aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate come out that exfoliate the skin. At the same time, the device creates a vacuum that pulls these crystals together with the surface layer of the removed skin. The vacuum is also used to stimulate facial circulation. The procedure itself is painless, and the vacuum strength and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity of the skin. Microdermabrasion is suitable for all ages, and the treatment can be performed by people from 12 to 65 years old. It is not recommended to perform the treatment on people over 70 years old because the skin is more sensitive, and for children under 12 years of age, the treatment is performed by a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Facial microdermabrasion can be performed once a week to once a month, depending on the skin and the reason for choosing the treatment. It usually takes between 6 and 12 treatments to see the full effect. Diamond microdermabrasion As we have already mentioned, this method works in the same way, but without the use of crystals. Diamond microdermabrasion uses diamond particles instead of crystals to exfoliate the skin.
Microdermabrasion - what is it for?
After microdermabrasion, the skin becomes softer and smoother, so it is most often performed to give the skin a younger look and an even tone. It is an excellent choice for people who do not have time for long-term recovery after cosmetic treatments. Microdermabrasion is recommended as a treatment for people with the following skin problems: hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, acne and acne scars, sun damage, uneven skin tone, wrinkles. Keep in mind that the results are not visible immediately, but several treatments are needed over a period of time. There are various scientific studies that reveal the real effect of this treatment on the skin. According to research published in 2001 in the scientific journal Dermatologic Surgery, microdermabrasion had the best effect for patients who had problems with skin texture and uneven pigmentation, while the effect on wrinkles was not significant. According to another study published in 2001 in the journal Dermatologic Surgery conducted by JR Lloyd, it was shown that 92% of the studied patients saw a significant difference after microdermabrasion. In this study, the focus was on the treatment of acne in young people.
The treatment is considered safe for women who are breastfeeding, although it should be borne in mind that the skin can be more sensitive even at that stage. Microdermabrasion during pregnancy is not recommended, because the skin is much more sensitive during that period. Be sure to consult a dermatologist before deciding on treatment.