Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed to restore the skin to its previous youthful appearance. The treatment in most cases will refresh the skin similarly to more invasive procedures like laser treatments or chemical peels. Read on to learn more about microdermabrasion:

Who Benefits Most From Microdermabrasion?

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Virtually anyone can benefit from the procedure in some form. However, according to bioelements professional skin care, those who benefit the most are individuals who have experienced the following symptoms:

  • A rough texture to the skin.
  • Large pores.
  • Dullness of the skin.
  • Hyperpigmentation of the skin.
  • Acne scars.
  • The presence of age spots.
  • Trouble with fine lines.

How The Treatment Works

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The treatment works by removing dulling or dead skin from the surface of the skin. This improves the skin texture, reduces the appearance of pores, reveals youthful, refreshed skin and removes wrinkles and surface lines. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons describes the procedure as working via a hand-held device. The device sends little crystals on the skin, then they are sucked up or by using a diamond-tipped wand. Both types of devices work the same way by removing the surface layer through exfoliation.

The Many Benefits of Microdermabrasion

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The following are some of the many benefits of a microdermabrasion cosmetic treatment in addition to the fact that it is non-invasive according to Livestrong.com:

It’s Painless: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons describe this procedure as painless. You might experience a mild stinging, scratching or a vibration. However, remember, it isn’t painful, but instead feels closer to a massage.

It’s Fast: The Academy of Dermatology says this procedure typically takes less than an hour. Microdermabrasion on the face will typically take 30 minutes and the neck less than 20 minutes. Several sessions might be required to achieve your desired results, but since the treatments are quick, this shouldn’t be too big of a problem.

Preparing For Your Professional Microdermabrasion Procedure: What to Avoid

Ask the professional who will be performing your treatment what you should do to prepare for your specific microdermabrasion treatment. However, in general, don’t use any products that contain salicylic acid, aspirin, differin, renova, rentin-A and certain kinds of glycolic acid for around five days prior to your procedure. Also avoid waxing, collagen injections, sunbathing, chemical peels and sunbeds for around two weeks before your microdermabrasion. These tips are according to skinabrsion.net.