For a skin treatment that promises a lot while demanding very little, it pays to know about microdermabrasion and how it can rejuvenate your skin. We cover 10 essential facts you need to know if you’re considering skin rejuvenation treatment.
1. No cuts
Microdermabrasion uses a high-pressure blast of fine aluminium oxide crystals to the topmost layer of the skin. No incisions are made, and no anaesthetic is required.
2. No pain
Patients undergoing microdermabrasion describe a warm, slightly scratchy sensation – much like using an exfoliating scrub. The rawness associated with this will not last long, however.
3. Microdermabrasion targets problem areas
You choose which areas of your face you want to target with microdermabrasion. Whether these are age spots, acne scars, fine lines or discolouration, the area of skin rejuvenation is entirely your choice.
4. Microdermabrasion promotes collagen production
By abrading the older problem areas of skin, microdermabrasion actually promotes the skin’s production of collagen and skin cell multiplication. So not only does microdermabrasion remove unwanted skin, it also promotes new skin.
5. Microdermabrasion is inexpensive
Compared to other treatments – especially surgical procedures – microdermabrasion is an inexpensive process that doesn’t break the bank.
6. Microdermabrasion appointments are short
Microdermabrasion treatment takes around 40 minutes from the moment you walk in the door. You might book a series of appointments, but that will be in consultation with your doctor.
7. Microdermabrasion is performed by professionals
Only qualified medical professionals should be conducting microdermabrasion. As you can imagine, every person has a different medical history and a different skin type – a doctor should be assessing this.
8. The recovery time is minimal
Following treatment, although your skin may appear a bit reddened and a little bit tender, this soon subsides – often within hours.
9. Side effects are unlikely
Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure, there is little to no risk for your skin. Any issues likely to arise would have been addressed in consultation with your doctor.
10. Results are evident soon after treatment
After any redness subsides, there will be a noticeably fresher layer of skin. But this will only improve once collagen production has kicked into action, and some of the finer lines in the areas of treatment will become less noticeable.