There are many skin procedures that are much more than just applying topical creams/lotions. Microdermabrasion is one of them, and it is a light cosmetic procedure done with the help of a suction machine which lifts the skin. The procedure is basically about exfoliating the skin, removing old dead skin cells and revealing new ones for a healthy look. The procedure is totally non-invasive and uses a material like diamond flakes/crystals.
How is it done?
As it is with skin treatments, microdermabrasion should be performed by a professional. To avoid any discrepancies you should research about the spas, beauty saloons or skincare experts who provide this treatment at the most justified price.
The treatment is done with two methods. One is Crystal Microdermabrasion and the other is Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion. In the first method a machine directs crystals on the skin surface initiating abrasion and polishing. Then, the crystals and exfoliated skin cells are removed from the skin. The second process involves physically exfoliating the skin with a diamond-tip machine, thereby giving you more control as to which areas need deep exfoliations and which ones need minor exfoliation.
Do I need it?
If you are having skin problems like blackheads, sun damage, clogged pores, wrinkles, pigmentation or scars then microdermabrasion is a good alternative for you. Other than that if you are looking to give your skin a healthy glow and brightening effect, this treatment is a very good upgrade from the usual scrubbing routines.
Keep in mind that you should not be having any major skin problems if you want to go for the treatment. Also, you should keep in mind that microdermabrasion cannot heal sagging skin or deep rooted issues.
Benefits of microdermabrasion
Just like any other skin exfoliating treatment, whether it is scrubbing or applying topical lotions for enhanced looking skin, microdermabrasion also has its long list of benefits for any skin type.
- Unclog pores for deep cleansing and efficacy of skincare products after treatment
- Smoothens skin pigmentation issues and brightens skin
- Lightens acne scars
- Rejuvenates sun damaged skin plagued by sun spots, enlarged pores and fine lines
- Stimulates skin cell growth and lightens age spots
- Helps makeup look smoother
- Tightens pores to give you firmer skin
- Increases Collagen production
- Tones the skin texture
Things to keep in mind
Always get the microdermabrasion treatment done from a professional. See that he/she is using correct sterilisation methods for the equipment used in the treatment. The fine crystals can get in the eye and cause irritation and infection. Therefore you should always keep your eyes closed when the treatment is underway.
Other than that microdermabrasion is a very safe skin exfoliations treatment, and with time you can also perform it easily at home. If you are a newbie, then it is advised you get it done from a good professional.