Anti-ageing With Microdermabrasion
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a fast, pain-free and non-invasive procedure that can give you smoother, more youthful skin,Microdermabrasion has become one of the most popular forms of superficial resurfacing. Microdermabrasion was first developed in Italy in 1985. It takes of the stratum corneum (the very top layer of skin). It is a mechanical device that lightly "sands" the skin. It does not go deep into the skin at all - it is very gentle and safe to do at home.
You will get a luminous glow imparted onto the skin!
What does Microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion helps with visibility of acne scars, milia (tiny little white dots), hyperpigmentation, texturally rough skin, stretch marks, photo-damage (skin ageing from the sun), dull skin, and can remove blackheads.
How does Microdermabrasion work?
It combines a vacuum and suction to gently "polish" the skin. It is essentially exfoliating the top layer of the skin and improving turnover of the skin.
It takes around 10 microns at the most. As you grow older, your skin takes longer to turnover so microdermabrasion helps speed up this process.
It really improved the appearance of fine lines because there can be a lot of build-up around the lines which makes these lines appear deeper.
How often should you do Microdermabrasion?
Because your skin cell turnovers every month or so, you need to do Microdermabrasion throughout the year.
Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions.
Skin renews itself about every 4 weeks so we recommend a monthly maintenance treatment to ensure the old skin is exfoliated to maintain a glowing complexion.
How safe is Microdermabrasion?
It is a pretty gentle procedure, however, people with skin sensitivities should be very careful.
It’s not recommended if you have skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, active sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or widespread acne. Chat to your doctor about it if you have one of these conditions.
The procedure shouldn’t hurt (though skin can feel a little tender afterwards).Unlike skin-needling devices, microdermabrasion is much more gentle and safe. Remember, it is exfoliating the top layer of the skin so it is very gentle. It has an adequate safety profile in all Fitzpatrick skin types.
Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment which means you will see improvements with each treatment you have.
What are your tips for Microdermabrasion?
1. The new skin will be sensitive; it needs to be protected from the sun. It is very important that sun protection is followed to prevent the side effects or skin damage.
2. For up to five days, follow a very simple gentle skincare routine.
For for days or so avoid: benzoyl peroxide, retinoids (vitamin A), Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Acids (AHAs and BHAs) and do not exfoliate. So don't do anything too "exciting" when it comes to skincare for a couple of days.
3. Microdermabrasion treatment temporarily removes moisture so it should always be followed by application of a rich moisturiser.
That's a wrap!
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