Aging causes a variety of unavoidable aesthetic issues, including tired, dull and wrinkled skin.
Still, there are a host of other issues where microdermabrasion can help combat the signs of aging and allow the skin to have a healthy, fresh and youthful glow.
The cosmetic procedure known as microdermabrasion is completed in a facial clinic or dermatologist’s office.
While there are many home kits available on the market, having it done by a professional means you won’t risk damaging your skin and a professional will be able to adapt the right amount of treatments for your condition.
What is microdermabrasion?
First of all, it’s essential to understand what the procedure is and what it does to refresh your appearance. ‘micro’ means small and ‘dermabrasion’ means mechanical exfoliation.
Together it means using a device that scrubs the skin with very fine crystals, gently buffing the skin’s damaged top layer of skin.
It’s designed only to exfoliate the uppermost dead skin layers, which is a non-invasive procedure to stimulate blood flow and improve cell production.
The result is a noticeably rejuvenated appearance.
Microdermabrasion isn’t only for the face; it’s also commonly used for other areas of age-damaged skin including the neck, décolletage, chest and shoulders.
The common reasons to have microdermabrasion are for:
• Fine facial lines
• Sun damage
• Skin discolouration
• Superficial scarring (including from acne)
• Age or sunspots
• Stretch marks
• Enlarged pores
Here are some of the most popular reasons why microdermabrasion treatments can improve your skin
1. Sun Damage
Sun damage is one of the most known factors that lead to wrinkles, irregular skin pigmentation, dark spots, roughness and dryness.
Microdermabrasion works by removing and exfoliating the top layer of dead skin, which causes new healthy skin cells to grow.
This will remove a portion of the effects of sun damage but not all of it.
A certain amount of treatments will be needed to eliminate sun spots and even out skin tone.
It will be effective in reducing fine lines and will improve the overall skin tone.
Skin elasticity will also improve and appear more supple and plump.
2. Treats acne and acne scars
Microdermabrasion shouldn’t be used on severe acne cases or highly inflamed skin as it could make it worse.
However, it works very well on whiteheads, blackheads and mild acne by stripping away the top layer of the skin and unclogging pores.
For acne scarring, the treatments work by reducing and eliminating the scarring because it blasts away the dead skin that has built up around the acne smooths out the scarred areas.
It may take several treatments for the best results.
3. Minimise pores
Enlarged and clogged pores can make the skin look unhealthy and dirty.
The treatment process not only exfoliates dead skin cells, but it also suctions pores at the same time.
This will remove build-up in the pores such as dirt, hard skin oils, dead skin cells and anything else trapped in the pores.
The effects will be smaller and tighter pores which give the skin a smooth and glowing complexion.
The stimulation to the skin will also aid in producing new skin cells and collagen, which results in more even skin tone and skin that is more radiant and youthful-looking.
4. Helps reduce wrinkles and age spots
It’s a very natural occurrence that the skin develops wrinkles and age spots over time and with age.
While microdermabrasion won’t erase deep wrinkles all together because microdermabrasion only works on the upper layers of the dermis, however.
For fine line wrinkles, microdermabrasion works very well, and often even after one treatment, patients will see a reduction or even elimination in fine line wrinkles.
The best areas for these results are around the eyes, forehead, nose, and mouth.
Age spots are caused by overexposure to the sun where melanin pigment is trapped in the skin, causing the age spots.
Microdermabrasion can fade the age spots, but it will take several treatments to fade very dark spots.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment to treat many minor skin issues and some more severe skin issues.
The process is pain-free, and the cost is much more affordable than other more invasive treatments.
It’s common after the microdermabrasion treatment that a person may notice slight skin swelling, redness, minor bruising and increased sensitivity to sunlight.
While there can be some minor after-affects, the overall result will be an extremely safe, effective and long-lasting way to rejuvenate your appearance.
Feel free to talk to us about the after-effects and if microdermabrasion will work for your skin by scheduling a consultation with Envisage Clinic Call Us Today on 07 5539 4000.