Microdermabrasion – Skin Polishing for Facial Rejuvenation
Microdermabrasion aka ‘Skin Polishing’ is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of micro-crystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveals younger, healthier-looking skin. A minimally abrasive instrument is used to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer.
Instead of beginning with how does microdermabrasion works, let us tell you about its uses first.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
- Improve age spots and blackheads.
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin) and balance skin tones.
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance.
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne.
Microdermabrasion helps to thicken collagen in the dermis layer of the skin, which results in a smoother, tighter and younger look.
If you are looking to rejuvenate your face, book an appointment with our consultants. At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best-customised treatment plan for you.
Meanwhile, read and enjoy this article to get in-depth and relevant knowledge about why you may need microdermabrasion cosmetic treatment.
How does Microdermabrasion work? (Straightforward explanation)
Microdermabrasion machine uses microcrystals to remove the outer most layer of your skin. We can compare it to sanding at a very small scale.
In case of uneven skin, the sanding action of microdermabrasion evens out the skin making it smooth.
Ageing of the skin reduces structural proteins like collagen and elastin which keep the skin firm and elastic.
The fine sanding effect produced by the machine creates microscopic-tiny injury which activates the healing response which in turn makes new collagen and elastin to tighten the skin.
The skin tightening effect reduces fine wrinkles and pore size whereas the smoothening effect lessens acne scars and stretch marks.
So, you have made up your mind to get treated:
The first step after reading this article is to fix an appointment with your health care provider. Get a complete evaluation. Discuss your needs with the physician and tell them about any previous medications or treatments you may be taking.
How is the Microdermabrasion procedure done?
Microdermabrasion is an outpatient procedure. You are asked to lay back comfortably on the treatment chair while a trained assistant cleans your face.
During treatment, the clinician directs a stream of tiny (“micro”) aluminium oxide crystals through a handpiece that is placed against the skin. These dermabrasion crystals exfoliate the skin, and the mild suction created by the microdermabrasion system removes the skin debris and crystals.
Microdermabrasion is not painful, the treatment can cause a slight warming sensation.
What are After-Procedure instructions and precautions?
There is no downtime or recovery period following microdermabrasion. The treated skin may be pink after the treatment, but this will usually fade within a few hours.
After your treatment, your health care provider may recommend a facial product to enhance and prolong your result.
You’ll need to avoid the sun for several months after microdermabrasion procedure since your new skin will be fragile.
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Who are the best candidates?
An ideal candidate for microdermabrasion treatment is in good physical health, understands the procedure, and has realistic expectations of the outcome. You are likely to be pleased with the results of microdermabrasion if your goal is to alleviate acne scars, smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture, eliminate age spots, or reduce the effects of sun damage.
When will I see the results of Microdermabrasion?
Right from the first treatment microdermabrasion helps produce thicker, healthier skin layers; multiple treatments are vital because they encourage the production of a new layer of skin cells that contains higher levels of collagen and elastin. Both of these components are essential for vibrant, healthy skin, and they will further improve your complexion and the overall appearance of your skin. Approximately five to twelve treatments spaced two to three weeks apart are usually necessary to reap full microdermabrasion benefits.
Is it safe? Are there any risks involved ?
Our trained team of medical and nursing professionals has performed many procedures. We give utmost importance to patient safety. Since it uses ‘microcrystals’ and suction apparatus, care has to taken near eyes and mouth region. An inexperienced health care provider may end up hurting your eyes. in case of serious injury, further treatment with the respective specialty may be necessary.
In some people, microdermabrasion treatment can cause pigmentation changes in the skin. Some types of skin may become hyperpigmented and will require to be further treated with cream or ointment. Others may develop hypopigmented spots which are lighter than the surrounding skin.
In some acne-prone individuals, acne can flare up after the treatment. Some people may not have expected results because of resistant skin.
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