Microdermabrasion is a treatment to remove dead skin cells and improve the appearance of the skin’s texture.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that uses crystals or a diamond tip to exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and improving the appearance of your skin’s texture. It can also be used to help treat acne scars and dark spots. The crystals are applied using a wand over the face, neck, chest and back with varying pressure until all dead cells are removed from these areas.
Microdermabrasion is a simple procedure that uses crystals to gently abrade the skin. It has many benefits, including helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other skin irregularities. Microdermabrasion can be performed in a dermatologist’s office or a spa setting.
In microdermabrasion treatments, the crystals are applied to your face with a wand or brush and moved over your skin in a circular motion. The crystals remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and leave behind healthy new cells that help improve your complexion.
The crystals used in microdermabrasion are typically made from aluminum oxide or silicon carbide, which are naturally occurring minerals found in beach sand and granite. The crystals are mixed with water and pressurized before being sprayed onto the skin via a handpiece. As they’re sprayed onto the face, they work by exfoliating dead skin cells that have built up on your face over time. These dead cells will then flake away as you continue to use this treatment over time—and this brings us to its benefits!
Microdermabrasion can be used on all skin types, and it works best on areas where fine lines and wrinkles are present. Most people who get microdermabrasion treatments do so to address acne scars or other forms of scarring, but it can also be used to treat discoloration caused by sun damage or age spots.
Although microdermabrasion is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, it can also be used as part of a medical treatment plan for certain conditions such as rosacea or melasma (dark patches on the face).
This procedure is painless, but there may be some slight discomfort during the process from pulling on your face or skin as you move the wand around. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and is usually done with anaesthetic cream to prevent discomfort during treatment. Afterward, your doctor may recommend applying sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher for at least a week after treatment.