What is Microdermabrasion?

DMK Skin Care July 26, 2017

It’s a big word that’s a big deal in anti-ageing treatments! Also known as Microderm, this powerful skincare procedure smooths out the skin, reduces blemishes and wrinkles, and can even reduce the visibility of scars. If you are considering microdermabrasion, please take a look at our detailed guide below!

 

How It Works

Microderm uses a specially made tool designed to exfoliate the skin mechanically. This tool, called a wand, features tiny crystals or even diamonds that buff away the top layer of dead skin. This is a more powerful, yet sensitive, tool that works more effectively than at-home treatments.

 

Some store-bought creams claim to give Microderm results. It’s simply not true. They are not as effective and some even damage skin more than they help. For the best, safest results, always receive Microderm treatment from a trained professional!

 

How Long It Takes

Everyone’s skin is different, so your treatment will typically be tailored to your needs and skin type. Most experience dramatic results after their very first session! For the very best results, however, most professionals recommend that you receive several treatments over the course of a few weeks. The standard treatment length is generally 6 sessions about 10 days apart, but your personal technician may suggest a different schedule based on your needs.

 

Benefits

With microderm, you can eradicate your most worrisome age-related skin concerns. It is also beneficial for those who suffer from coarse, dry skin or those who want help to lessen the appearance of scars or blemishes. Just a few more benefits include:

 

  • Improving skin that is oily or dull
  • Eliminating clogged pores, acne scars, and reducing open pores
  • Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treating problems with complexion such as uneven pigment

 

After Care

It’s important to take care of your new, fresh, youthful skin! After your Microderm treatment, you’ll want to be extra cautious about sun exposure, especially during the first few days. Wear a moderate, gentle sunscreen whenever you go outside. Also try not to do excessive exercise, as sweat can actually irritate newly exposed skin.

 

Risks

When performed correctly, microdermabrasion has very little risk for side-effects or complications. That is why it’s important to receive treatment from a professional! When you attempt Microderm at home or with someone who is unqualified, you run the risk of damaging your skin and even potentially developing an infection. Always go to a trusted expert who knows what they are doing.

 

Certain conditions may put you at more risk for side-effects. These include:

  • Diabetes, vascular conditions, or those taking anticoagulant medications
  • Active bacterial infections or viral infections like herpes simplex
  • Conditions that make the skin more sensitive than usual such as sunburn

 

If you have concerns before treatment, be sure to consult your doctor first and bring up any concerns with your professional technician.

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