If you are constantly bothered with having lifeless, old, and dull skin, microdermabrasion may just solve your worries! Microdermabrasion is a treatment that boosts your skin, giving it an instant glow just when you need it. It is a treatment that uncovers new and healthier skin underneath.
This treatment is indeed worth looking into, whether you are exposed to too much dirt, stress, sun, or other harmful particles! After all, who does not want to have healthy, younger-looking skin?
SA Flawless offers this quick “lunch procedure” in their clinic, so your skin would look healthier by the time you go back to your daily activities. Learn more about microdermabrasion to gauge if this treatment is the perfect fit for you!
All about microdermabrasion
The principle of microdermabrasion relies on the process of exfoliation. The procedure uses a combination of very tiny inert crystals that break up dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. These crystals are incorporated in a handheld device that will help the crystals work into your skin, then vacuum the exfoliated skin cells, after which.
Compared with other skin resurfacing methods such as chemical peeling, laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion, microdermabrasion definitely enables quick recovery and poses very minimal risks.
Microdermabrasion is best for clients with lighter skin problems such as:
- fine lines
- brown spots
- sun damage, and;
- superficial scarring.
Contrary to popular belief, microdermabrasion may be done on other skin areas, and not just the face. Other treatment areas include the chest, neck, hands, and back.
In case you are not familiar with the term microdermabrasion, maybe you know its other names: “lunchtime peel,” “diamond peel,” “Microderm,” or “Parisian peel.” These all refer to the same treatment.
How it is done
The microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive, painless, skin rejuvenating procedure that uses fine crystals and vacuum suction to remove the topmost layer of the skin. Because the crystals used are very fine, anesthetics and needles are no longer required when doing the procedure.
During the treatment, the clinician will use a device, controlling the vacuum speed and pressure that they will employ on your skin, along with the tiny crystals. Clients often compare the microdermabrasion sensation as a feline licking your face— rough yet gentle.
One session usually lasts between 20 minutes to an hour. What’s good with microdermabrasion is that it has no recovery time. Thus, you can do what you typically do for the day right after the treatment. Also, you may already apply makeup and mild creams right after the treatment.
Its magical exfoliating process
As mentioned earlier, microdermabrasion relies on exfoliation because it removes the stratum corneum, the topmost layer of the skin. This treatment gently removes the skin debris and other undesirable particles on top of your skin using fine crystals. These crystals are usually a stream of magnesium oxide, aluminum oxide, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium chloride to rub the skin. Then, the vacuum will remove the abraded skin cells.
Because our skin rejuvenates approximately every 30 days, it is advised that you do microdermabrasion every 2 to 4 weeks to see constant improvement. The treatment also requires you to use sunscreen and other skincare creams and avoid too much sun exposure.
Generally, microdermabrasion aims to give you a healthier and more youthful glow. But, it also helps treat the following skin problems:
- Visible pores
- Brown or age spots
- Acne scars, and;
To know if microdermabrasion is the perfect solution for your skin concerns, you may book a free consultation with us. Booking a consultation ensures that your skin is thoroughly evaluated before moving on with the procedure.
What happens before, during, and after microdermabrasion
Before the treatment itself, you will be required to wear eye pads or eye goggles for protection against the tiny crystals. Then, the skin is cleansed of oils and makeup. Next, your skin needs to be stretched to facilitate more surface area for microdermabrasion.
Then, the handpiece with the crystals and vacuum will be moved over your skin in single, smooth, repeated passes. This step is usually done two to four times.
What makes microdermabrasion a convenient treatment is because it has no downtime. Basically, you can do whatever you usually do after you have undergone the procedure.
Although redness is commonly observed after the treatment, this sensation is usually resolved on its own without additional medications or treatments. Do not worry, though. Since your skin has undergone exfoliation, your skin needs to heal for some time.
Moreover, dry, flaky skin after the treatment is expected because of the exfoliation process. So, the clinician may advise you to use a daily moisturizer to hydrate your skin and ease the dryness. They will also recommend you apply sunscreen because your skin will be more sensitive to the sun days after the procedure.
To further enhance the treatment results, your local medical spa may encourage you to combine it with other services such as chemical or facial peel.
Even though stimulated collagen production is not a primary benefit of microdermabrasion, this phenomenon may also happen. So, expect immediate results of more rejuvenated skin.
Is microdermabrasion the suitable skin rejuvenating procedure for you?
Suppose you are someone who:
- Hates needles
- Does not like seeing blood coming out of your skin
- Is busy most of the time, and;
- Has a limited budget.
In that case, this procedure is the perfect treatment for you!
Clients who seek this treatment are usually the ones who are very busy to allot some time for their skin. This is why microdermabrasion is also called the “lunchtime procedure.” Because individuals working in the corporate world usually do this treatment during their lunch break.
So, if you find yourself wanting to do this procedure, do not hesitate to book an appointment with our team of professionals. We can give you a free consultation so that you are guided with your aesthetic journey.
SA Flawless will make sure that the microdermabrasion experience is worth trying! It’s now or never.