Microdermabrasion is a usual go to procedure for people who do not want multiple sessions for skin maintenance treatment and are mostly on lookout to do it once and be okay for long.
Videos abound where it is shown how microdermabrasion is done. Needless to say the way it comes out. It looks that this process of skin rejuvenation has lot of blood involved in it and might be at an extent surgical too.
Microdermabrasion however is totally non-surgical and minimal invasive procedure which is absolutely safe for most skin types.
But how does it work. So, basically the skin has two main layers- Dermis and Epidermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer i.e. the layer we see and is actually a set of dead cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing.
The top most layer i.e. the stratum corneum is targeted in Microdermabrasion. Thus, the dead cells are been removed and the lower healthy layer remains intact and is visible. Thus giving the skin a younger more vibrant look.
Another factor which microdermabrasion supports is that with the tiny wounds that the procedure creates on the skin, it results in getting the skin into a regenerative mode resulting in boosting the production of elastin and collagen- these proteins are responsible for youthful and healthy skin appearance.
Thus, microdermabrasion helps in skin rejuvenation at two levels- cleaning up the other dead cells by acting on the surface and boosting collagen at the deeper levels.
Microdermabrasion is primarily used for the following:
- Sun damage treatment
- Anti Aging treatments (fine lines, wrinkles)
- Reduction of age spots
- Scar and mark reduction
If one is planning to go for microdermabrasion, remember that sun exposure, tanning creams and waxing need to be avoided from at least a week prior.