Extracted from the practices of the ancient Egyptians, Microdermabrasion is a form of skin exfoliation. Its main purpose is to simply remove dead skin to allow the healthy skin cells underneath to come through. This creates a brightening effect of the skin that many people desire to have. This treatment can also be used to remove light facial scarring, uneven skin tone, and fine wrinkles.
How Does Microdemabrasion Work?
Your treatment professional will use a small handheld tubular device to complete this procedure. The device will shoot diamond particles onto the surface of the facial skin. These particles work to remove the dead skin cells. The tubular device also has a built-in vacuum that will suck up the loosened skin cells off of the face during the treatment. Each treatment will last 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
This procedure is typically used on the facial skin due to its constant exposure and damage from the sunlight. However, microdermabrasion can be used on the entire body from head to toe. Many dermatologists will recommend having this procedure done on specific areas of the body that have uneven skin tones or light scarring. Depending on the condition of the skin, you may be required to have 1 or up to 15 different ongoing treatments performed for your skin.
Once the procedure is completed, the treated part of the body will be sensitive to touch. In some cases, the skin may be swollen and/or red. This will only last for a few days before the skin returns to its normal self. If you’re undergoing more than one microdermabrasion treatment for the same area, your sessions will be scheduled at least a week apart to allow the skin time to replenish and heal.
Can I Use An At-Home Microdermabrasion Kit?
Since the popularity of the microdermabrasion procedure has skyrocketed over the last few years, there have been many beauty companies releasing their own at-home versions of the microdermabrasion kit. Using these kits can help to slightly brighten the skin and fix light scarring over the course of many treatments. However, it’s important to remember that the dermatologist has medical-grade equipment that is more precise. They’re also very experienced and knowledgeable with the procedure of microdermabrasion. They’ll be able to get you a more refined look that will come along with more noticeable & longer lasting results with less treatments.
Is Microdermabrasion Worth The Money?
The answer to this question depends really on two factors. The first is the current state of your skin. If you have a few pimples and some light acne scarring, then microdermabrasion can really have a great effect on brightening up your skin and removing these imperfections. If your skin currently has deep acne scars, also known as icepick scars, then it’s unlikely this treatment is going to be strong enough to work for you. You’ll want to seek a different kind of cosmetic procedure.
While the number of treatments that you’ll need will significantly impact the overall price for your microdermabrasion procedure, the ultimate decision of worth is up to you. When you have the procedure completed, you’ll have brighter and clearer looking skin. This can do wonders for boosting your self-confidence. You’ll ultimately have to make the decision for yourself if your gaining of self-confidence is worth the money you would spend on the microdermabrasion procedure.
Bottom Line: Does Microdermabrasion Give Great Results?
After your first session, your skin will have a fresh pink glow and a smoother feel. With continued treatments, you will notice a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, age spots, enlarged pores and uneven pigmentation. Before long, your skin will look softer, smoother, firmer and younger. Or for even more dramatic results, add in a chemical peel with your micro dermabrasion service to combat your skin on the lower layers as well as the top layer.
A safe, non-surgical, “lunch hour” procedure that provides many benefits:
*Microdermabrasion reduces or eliminates fine facial lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging; it improves the appearance of acne scars and other light scarring; and it gives skin of all colors and types a fresh, healthy-looking glow. It does all this with virtually no side effects.