Microdermabrasion is the
latest scientific method of treatment for damaged skin.
The term microdermabrasion refers to micronized (tiny)
crystals derived from minerals. The technician uses an
instrument to direct a stream of these fine crystals
onto the skin. These crystals are used to abrade the
skin thereby removing dead and flaking skin cells. As
this is being done, a small vacuum removes the crystals
along with the upper layer of skin. As a result, the
production of new skin cells and collagen is being
stimulated. Each treatment takes approximately one half
hour to complete, and no anesthesia is required.
Many unsightly surface conditions can
be improved with this procedure. They include removal of
age sports, blackheads, whiteheads and fine lines around
the eyes, lips and neck. Dull and rough textured skin
can be improved. In addition, the treatment can be used
to reduce mild scarring and scaly skin lesions.
Microdermabrasion has been
successfully performed on every type and color of skin.
Patients are advised to eliminate
tanning, chemical peel, waxing or collagen injections
for two weeks prior to having a microdermabrasion
The number of treatments depends on
the size, depth and type of skin problem the patient
has. The microdermabrasion treatment is repeated every 7
to 10 days for up to 12 treatments. Additional monthly
treatments may be recommended for maintenance purposes.
The skin will be noticeably improved
after the first treatment. Age sports, file lines and
wrinkles will be diminished, and the skin will take on a
more radiant glow. Acne scars will become less
noticeable and many report fresher, younger looking
skin. With microdermabrasion, some moisture will be
lost;/ therefore, special cleansers and moisturizers wil
be recommended for daily use.
There are several reasons to choose
microdermabrasion over other techniques.
Microdermabrasion requires less time and involves less
discomfort. Recovery time is rapid and normal activities
can be resumed immediately. Microdermabrasion is safe
and effective on most parts of the body and can be used
in conjunction with other procedures such as laser skin
resurfacing and chemical peel.