Microdermabrasion services employ gentle mechanical abrasion to exfoliate and remove the dead outer layers of skin, cleans your pores and gives you smooth and beautiful skin.
It also stimulates regeneration of new healthy skin cells, improving elasticity, texture, colour and overall feel and appearance of your skin.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces age spots. It is also suitable to treat certain acne conditions and assists in fading pigmentation.
Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for high-tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.
Dermabliss Microdermabrasion is performed using a powerful, medical grade exfoliation machine, which has the capacity to use crystal microdermabrasion technology or diamond-tip microdermabrasion, depending on the solution required.
Both work by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, neck, decollatege and hands. True microdermabrasion gives results you can’t achieve with a home microdermabrasion kit, which is basically a scrub for the face that is often too abrasive and can even irritate skin.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can achieve dramatic results, but it is highly dependent on the skill of the aesthetician. In general, it’s best if you get it from an aesthetician you trust.
A typical protocol is six treatments about 10 to 14 days apart.
Because the machine can be adjusted depending on skin type and condition, even people with sensitive skin can get a treatment from a skilled aesthetician.
It is important to realize that you have taken off the outermost layer of the skin, which is also its protection, so this is not the time to go to the beach.
Be careful with your skin a few days after the microdermabrasion treatment: don’t do vigorous exercise and don’t expose your skin to the sun.
Wear a gentle physical sunscreen, even if its a cloudy day.
Don’t expect to get the same results with a home microdermabrasion kit, which works more like a scrub. In fact, you can easily overdo it and irritate your skin.
How Microdermabrasion Works
The crystal microdermabrasion device consists of a compressor that draws in air through a hand-held wand. When the wand touches the skin, a vacuum is created.
Aluminum oxide crystals, also known as corundum (the second-hardest mineral next to diamonds) blast across the skin’s surface, picking up dead surface skin cells
along the way. The crystals and dead skin cells are quickly sucked up through a different tube in the same wand and go to a disposal bag.
The depth of exfoliation is controlled by the strength of the vacuum and crystal flow, which is determined by the aesthetician. She makes two passes over your skin, sometimes a third if your skin is thick enough or if there is an area that needs special attention, like a scar or brown spot.
Crystal microdermabrasion can be uncomfortable, especially around the sensitive tissue of the mouth and nose, but it should not be painful. The aesthetician should be checking in with you about your comfort level during the treatment. If anything hurts, speak up.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion uses the same vacuum technology and hand-held wand, but there aren’t any crystals moving through the tip.
The diamond tip itself exfoliates the skin and the vacuum whisks the dead skin away. There are many different tips with various grades of roughness, and the aesthetician will choose the correct one for your skin type and condition.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion is much less uncomfortable, but achieves the same results. It is also usually better for sensitive skin.
Cautions on Microdermabrasion
*Do not get microdermabrasion if you have extremely sensitive skin, diabetes, vascular conditions like rosacea, skin inflammation, bacterial infections, lack of tactile sensation, keloid scarring, cuts and abrasions, or have gotten Botox within 72 hours. Other contraindications to microdermabrasion include sunburn, viral infections like herpes simplex, and acne. It is also not recommended whilst taking anti-biotic medication for skin conditions.
*Apply sunscreen and stay out of the sun after your treatment. Along with the dead skin cells, you have removed some of your protection.