Microdermabrasion is a modern and effective method of skin exfoliation and rejuvenation. A microdermabrasion treatment is performed by skin care professionals and is non-invasive. The appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, skin discolorations and skin scarring can be treated with this type of enhanced exfoliation. While the older method of microdermabrasion involved crystal, a newer, safer version involves diamond and is preferred by many professionals, including Dr. Janet Allenby in Florida.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that abrades the surface of your skin less deeply than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a true surgical procedure that is more aggressive and abrades away the top to mid layers of your skin surface. There is a longer recovery period for dermabrasion and this recovery period can last from one to three months.
Microdermabrasion is a form of dermabrasion that is not as invasive. Microdermabrasion has a recovery process of one to two days including some sun light sensitivity and sensitivity to skin care products. Microdermabrasion is sometimes compared to a soft sand paper with a gentle texture.
What Is the Procedure for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion procedures consist of a painless combination of two techniques, as indicated by the following: First, a non-invasive fine abrasive tip is used in diamond microdermabrasion, and crystals are used with older crystal microdermabrasion systems. Then, a vacuum suction that has certain pressure measures and speeds is applied to the skin. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted according to the sensitivity and tolerance of your skin surface.
A diamond microdermabrasion session uses a roughened surface of a tip in a diamond microdermabrasion device. The roughened surface of the tip is moved across your skin to help exfoliate and remove the few top layers of skin called the stratum corneum. This diamond tip gently removes skin plaque and skin debris. The vacuum suction removes the exfoliated skin cells.
How Long Does a Diamond Microdermabrasion Session Last?
This procedure can take from five minutes to an hour. There is usually minimal recovery time after this procedure and most patrons can return to a normal daily routine after a session. Certain skin sensitivities can occur after an exfoliation session and creams with fragrances or irritating products should be avoided.
How Often Should I Exfoliate Using Diamond Microdermabrasion?
Human skin regenerates every thirty days. An exfoliation treatment using diamond microdermabrasion may need to be repeated at two week to thirty day intervals in order to see a continued and lasting improvement. Multiple treatments, using sun screen products, avoiding long exposure to the sun and dermatological skin care lotions can help to yield the best skin rejuvenation results. Your skilled provider will know more details and be able to give you a specific answer on how often you should have the treatment.
Contact A Skincare Professional
To find out if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion, make sure to contact a dermatologist or other skincare professional. It is a great tool for healthier, more beautiful skin, but only when it is done right.
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