What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion, also called microderm, is also one of the easiest treatments. It helps soften wrinkles and fine lines, reduces scarring, decreases size of pores, minimizes age spots, and attempts to smooth coarse skin. Over the years, when pollution, sun and other agents take a toll on your skin, microdermabrasion aids in eliminating hyper-pigmentation by helping skin care products to penetrate into the skin and helps build collagen which is essential for the skin’s youthful appearance.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and non-chemical procedure that uses mechanical exfoliation with either the crystal microdermabrasion technology or the diamond-tip microdermabrasion. The treatment is popularly done to the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. All recovery during microdermabrasion happens to the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the epidermis. The spray of microcrystals removes the layer of dead and dry skin cells, revealing healthier looking skin. Microdermabrasion is actively used to treat conditions of acne scars and even acne. The appearance of scarring is greatly reduced with the procedure. Microdermabrasion is also used to treat a skin condition called rosacea. Rosacea is persistent redness, swelling, prominent blood vessels and skin eruptions which also look like acne.
The crystal microdermabrasion machine has a compressor that draws air through a hand-held device. When the device touches the skin, vacuum is created and Aluminium Oxide Crystals called corundum, which are also only the next hardest material after the diamond, blast across the skin surface and draw dead skin cells. These are then deposited into a separate disposable bag. There is essentially no pain in the treatment and it takes about 7 to 10 treatments in a matter of 15 days or more to obtain the best results.