This is a minimally invasive procedure that renews skin tone and texture.
An abrasive material like fine particles of diamond chips, sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide crystals is sprayed on the affected skin with a handpiece. A vacuum attached to the instrument sucks away the dead skin as it gets dislodged from the surface due to abrasion. The abrasive action stimulates the top layers of the skin to exfoliate.
- Microdermabrasion improves skin in various conditions like:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Age Spots
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Dull skin.
- It is also done at regular intervals like a maintenance procedure to delay the signs of aging.
How is microdermabrasion performed and who does it?
Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure performed usually by certified skincare expert. The procedure generally lasts an hour. No anesthesia is needed.
You are made to sit in a reclining chair as the expert starts spraying the particles gently to sand away the outer layer of the targeted skin. A moisturizer and sunscreen are applied to your skin at the end of the procedure.
Types of Microdermabrasion:
- Crystal Microdermabrasion.
- Crystal-free Microdermabrasion.
- Hydra dermabrasion.
Various devices are used for this procedure
This type of device is generally used in facial areas that are sensitive; like near the eyes. A diamond-tip handpiece gently exfoliates dead cells in your skin and at the same time, it suctions them off.
Aluminum oxide, sodium bicarbonate and other types of crystals may be used for this procedure. Crystal microdermabrasion sprays fine crystals which rub away the outer layers of skin. The dead skin cells are removed by suction.
This procedure involves crystal-free exfoliation with a simultaneous dermal infusion. This process increases blood flow to your skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen which improves the skin health significantly.