Microdermabrasion is a skincare method that has been developed in order to help acne scars, other scarring, uneven pigmentation, rosacea, or pox marks. Whereas dermabrasion is a more aggressive form of this method that only works on fair skin, microdermabrasion is more subtle and cannot cure stretch marks, wrinkles, or very extreme acne scars.
In Microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are sprayed on to the skin, which gently loosens and removes the outer layer of skin. It is a skin rejuvenation and deep exfoliation treatment that reveals a brighter layer of skin underneath.
In the disc treatment, an abrasive disc is rotated around the skin to achieve exfoliation results. In a method called corundum crystal microdermabrasion, crystals are diamond cut.
Other crystals come from tree bark, which can promote collagen production with specific enzymes.
The new skin produced is higher in collagen and elastin, and while the skin may appear a bit pink during the day you get the treatment, it will just feel like mild sunburn and subsides rather fast.
This treatment isn’t suggested for those who suffer from inflammatory acne, button help drastically in the appearance oiliness and large pores.
It takes several treatment to see significant improvements, and possible side effects include redness, flaking skin, an increased sun sensitivity, as all deep exfoliating treatments do.
This treatment is a fantastic add on to your existing skincare routine, keeping your skin as soft as a baby’s bum with even coloration and zero whiteheads. It is suggested to get the treatment every four to six weeks for optimal results.
Rapid recovery is a perk of microdermabrasion, as opposed to dermabrasion and other peels which can leave the skin looking red and feeling raw long after treatment.
Use a daily moisturizer and high SPF sunscreen after your microdermabrasion treatment, as well as staying hydrated and eating foods rich in minerals and vitamins.
It’s a great baby step towards dermabrasion, if you end up needing more drastic result, but it’s a good way to avoid a skin flare-up if you haven’t ventured into this area before.
Currently, many retailers and websites offer at-home microdermabrasion kits, which can range from $50-$200 depending on quality. While the process can be expensive, we suggest trying a professional treatment so you can reap the most benefits of microdermabrasion. Is there a price tag on the perfect skin? Unless you’re Kim K, probably.