Microdermabrasion was introduced first in the 1980’s by two Italian doctors. This refers to a cosmetic treatment which promises to give you fresh, healthy looking skin. The treatment involves exfoliation or removal of the uppermost layer of skin that is the dead skin with the help of very fine mineral granules usually aluminum oxide granules. These are moved in a rotary motion over the skin surface to slowly pull off the upper layer of dead skin cells in an almost painless way. This is accompanied by a suction procedure which sucks in and removes the dead cells and debris removed from the skin. The procedure causes no irritation to the patient’s skin and can be easily correlated to the sensation of when a cat licks you with its rough tongue. Not only does it remove the upper skin cells but also promotes the growth of new cells which gives your skin a young and fresh look.
The treatment is suggested for those with acne prone skin or sun damaged skin or who have fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, freckles , blotchy skin or small scars.
For all the above microdermabrasion provides an easy solution. The treatment time and number of sessions required depends on the kind of skin and the problem for which the solution is sought. The clogged pores leading to repeated appearance of acne and black heads are also treated and when used on regular basis it can hinder the formation of acne or any future breakouts.
The treatment is minimally invasive and does not hurt or irritate the skin except for a little ting felt around the eyes since the area is extra sensitive compared to the rest. After the treatment the patient might feel that the treated area is a little hot and pink, but it easily goes away within hours and applying a moisturizer helps tremendously . An intensive treatment (depending on the skin problem) might leave your skin pink for several days. After the treatment it becomes necessary to avoid immediate exposure to UV rays or very heavy make up like full face foundations or make up packs,etc. Whereas use of a moisturizer or a re-hydrating lotion is preferred and one can also use lipsticks , lip balms and eye make up.
This effective treatment is carried out with the help of bulky and expensive machines installed at your dermatologist clinic which will charge you about $100 to $200 per session. Another option is to make available a small Microdermabrasion kit at your home. With the help of this you can treat your skin on yourself at your will any time and any place without causing much loss to your pocket. This kit comes as a handy little device and disc (big and small-different for different body parts) and a complete manual to guide you to the skin type, the skin condition and the kind of treatment you should have. You can do this at home treatment for getting rid of dead skin cells, debris, fine lines, superficial wrinkles and clogged pores for any facial or body part and almost every day as needed.
Naomi Andrews is a professional esthetician and skin care expert. She has extensive expertise of various skin procedures like facials and microdermabrasion. She has an ardent interest in studying the use and effectiveness of mineral makeup and cosmetics and anti-aging skin care products.