Microdermabrasion is fast becoming one of the most sought-after procedures to help improve the skins health and appearance. The reason for its popularity is that it removes the top layer of skin including dead skin cells, allowing for the growth of healthy new skin cells. Even though we at BlissPlan aren't fans of this treatment, believing there are more natural ways to deal with skin problems, still it's a popular treatment and one that many choose.
After you have Microdermabrasion your skin will feel smoother. The reason that it works so well is that Microdermabrasion helps to stimulate new cell growth. It also encourages the production of collagen and elastin; both of which help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion can be compared to some chemical peels with the exception that it doesn’t burn the skin like a peel does. There has also been less irritation associated with the procedure; as well as, a lower rate of allergic reactions reported. This makes micodermabrasion a great choice for those with sensitive skin. Unlike chemical peels there isn’t as much sensitivity afterwards so you can apply makeup soon after you have it done.
One of the reasons why people are turning to microdermabrasion rather then chemical peels is that the procedure has a shorter treatment time. This means that you are in the surgical room for a briefer time period. Another benefit is that it takes less time to recover from microdermabrasion compared to other treatments.
When you go in for microdermabrasion you no longer need to use anesthesia. This is because the procedure is fairly painless. In fact most dermatologist have stopped offering anesthesia altogether. This makes the procedure significantly less expensive compared to other laser treatments offered.
Microdermabrasion can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Among the treatable conditions are age spots, acne, and sun damage caused by UVA ray, pigmentation marks, wrinkles, and dull skin.
The type of microdermabrasion will depend on what skin type and skin condition you have. The results will vary depending on each individual and the severity of the skin problem. You may need to undergo more then one treatment in order to get rid of the problem. Fortunately there is a short recovery period with microdermabrasion reducing the inconvenience of missing work. Generally most people can go about all normal activity within hours of the procedure.
There are not many post treatment restrictions that need to be followed. You basically need to refrain from applying lotions or creams containing retinoid or retinal. There are also restrictions for the use of AHA for three days before treatment.
There are some precautions and care that need to be taken post treatment. One of the most important precautions you will need to take is protecting your skin from the sun. You will also need to keep the treated area moisturized. You can do this simply by using a moisturizer that contains 15 SPF. This allows you to keep your skin moisturized and protected.