If you are looking for a non-surgical way to refresh your dull, tired-looking skin, microdermabrasion might be what you need. Age, the environment, and the UV rays of the sun can all take a toll on the skin and cause it to look dry, rough, and drab. Microdermabrasion is a safe, gentle treatment that benefits the skin in many ways.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses a handheld abrasive device to gently exfoliate the dull, damaged skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin.
There are two main types of microdermabrasion – diamond-tip and crystal microdermabrasion. Diamond-tip microdermabrasion is the more advanced option and can be performed using various devices, including the DiamondTome wand by Alistair Instruments. The DiamondTome wand has natural diamond chips implanted in the tip.
During diamond-tip microdermabrasion, the device is moved across the skin and simultaneously loosens and vacuums away dead skin cells and other impurities.
3 Benefits Of Microdermabrasion
- Improves Uneven Skin Tone
As you age, the cells in the top layer of the skin don’t regenerate as quickly as before, and it takes the skin much longer to overcome environmental damage. The slow pace of cell regeneration also causes the dead skin cells to linger on the surface, making the skin look dull and uneven.
Microdermabrasion accelerates cell renewal. The renewed layer of skin that emerges after the old, discolored skin cells are exfoliated has fewer blemishes and a more even tone.
- Reduces Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles form over time due to structural changes in the skin, sun damage, and genetics. Microdermabrasion can minimize the appearance of these skin imperfections.
Microdermabrasion is an effective anti-wrinkle treatment because it removes the outer layer of damaged skin cells and increases collagen production.
Collagen is an essential protein in the body that prevents the skin from sagging, and helps ward off wrinkles. The new collagen that develops after microdermabrasion treatment fills in fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin smoother and plumper. However, it will take several sessions to see the best results. Microdermabrasion is not effective for deep wrinkles.
- Refines Pores
The pores can become congested over time due to the buildup of dead skin cells, sebum (oil), and dirt. Clogged pores are more than a cosmetic issue because they can contribute to breakouts.
When the pores are congested, they appear larger. The exfoliating effect of microdermabrasion removes impurities and refines the pores, so they appear smaller. It also improves the overall texture of the skin.
Microdermabrasion enhances the skin’s ability to absorb serums and other skincare products. As a result, nutrient-rich skin serums are often applied to the skin immediately after microdermabrasion, as they can penetrate deep into the skin and work more efficiently.
Microdermabrasion is a versatile skin rejuvenation procedure that addresses a range of skin concerns including, hyperpigmentation, scars, and stretch marks.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Microdermabrasion?
Men and women with skin issues such as fine lines, superficial wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation are typically good candidates for microdermabrasion. The procedure is suitable for all skin tones and skin types. However, people with rosacea, skin lesions or active acne are not good candidates.
It’s best to consult with a skincare specialist to determine if microdermabrasion is the right choice for you.
People who are not suitable candidates for microdermabrasion may benefit from dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a newer technique that exfoliates the skin using a surgical-grade scalpel.
If you are looking for a subtle skin rejuvenation treatment, microdermabrasion can give you the smoother, youthful-looking skin you desire. Microdermabrasion not only refreshes the skin, but it also improves skin health.