Facial microdermabrasion is a gentle and non-invasive method of removing the surface layer of the skin, of the dead cells. Hence, it is one of the basic procedures that improve skin texture significantly.
Microdermabrasion is applicable and successful with all skin types and with a skin of different age. Moreover, it reduces enlarged pores, wrinkles, superficial scars, hyperpigmentation, improves skin texture and appearance.
The areas treatable with microdermabrasion are the face, neck, back, elbows, and thighs. It adjusts for the specific area by changing the size and density of crystals. By all means, treatment has to be conducted or overseen by certified provider.
There are two different methods of doing microdermabrasion. Firstly, there is aluminum oxide crystals method and then there is diamond crystal method of different diameters. The degree of dermabrasion depends on the size of the diamond probe, speed, and a number of passes over the treated area.
The histopathologic analysis and research showed that microdermabrasion penetrates to all layers of the skin. Firstly, it changes the thickness of the skin and the epidermis. Moreover, pigment cells become more uniform in size and number. In the third layer of the skin, the dermis, it improves the oxygenation of the skin and increases production of collagen. After few treatments, it increases the number of elastic fibers as well.
There is a number of conditions that disqualify microdermabrasion as a procedure of your choices such as rosacea, telangiectasia, or varicose veins, bacterial infections of the skin, herpes, and warts.
One of the advantages of microdermabrasion is that healing and recovery don’t require any specific care and patients can immediately carry out their daily activities. Also, microdermabrasion is a completely painless procedure and results are visible immediately after the treatment.
After treatment, it is possible to experience short-term redness and bruising in treated areas. This usually stops within a few days. Hyperpigmentation can occur after very aggressive microdermabrasion associated with Fitzpatrick skin scale IV and V.