What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is defined as a non-invasive procedure, utilizing tiny crystals and other kinds of exfoliating surfaces in order to help remove the external layer of dead skin cells. By removing the stratum corneum, your body interprets this as an injury and then replaces all of the lost skin cells with healthy new ones.  

The machines used in the procedure can polish up the skin through a stream of fine crystals, or through a diamond tip. Some of the more advanced machines are able to vacuum the loose cells from the face afterward. Another viable option is to purchase microdermabrasion home kits, in order to get the necessary treatment from the comfort of your house.

The difference between home microdermabrasion kits and the ones used by professionals is that the ones used by the pros are usually more powerful, and can deeply penetrate the skin in order to do the needed exfoliation. While looking for home kits, there are various forms that you should consider when buying them. Facial brushes, microdermabrasion pens with spinning aluminum oxide discs, and finally various creams. A cheaper option would be a microdermabrasion cloth, in case the prices of the other treatments are too much for your wallet. Be sure to look around and find the right one for you. 

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Like all of the treatments that focus on penetrating the skin or disrupting its surface, the procedure will be able carried out with care by a professional. While the procedure might be somewhat uncomfortable, it shouldn’t hurt. However, your skin will be tender afterward, and slightly red in appearance.

Given that microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow in the skin, it also increases the nutrition that is delivered to skin cells, which ends up improving cell production, finally leading to a skin with improved texture and elasticity. That means that those suffering from acne scars notice that their appearance is reduced thanks to the procedure. On the other hand, those that suffer from certain skin conditions, like eczema, dermatitis, open sores, and other similar diseases might find that the skin is going to be further irritated.

Those that benefit most from the treatment are those that have an uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, and fine lines. Results depend mainly on the number of treatments you have, but you’ll definitely see a change in the elasticity, texture, and clarity of your skin. Usually, the best results are seen by people between the mid-30s to early 50s age range.