According to Wikipedia, Microdermabrasion is
…also referred to as mechanical exfoliation or micro-resurfacing, microdermabrasion is a method for facial rejuvenation that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation along with adjustable suction to remove away the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is a non-invasive procedure, which is performed in-office by a trained skin care professional.
Microdermabrasion may be performed to decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, photo-damage, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars which helps to even out the texture. Removing the dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products by up to 50% and make-up will go on much more smoothly.
Think of a device that sandblasts grime and debris off granite buildings, and you get an idea of microdermabrasion, with the emphasis on ‘micro’! Small particles passing through a vacuum tube remove the top layer of the skin and are said to stimulate new cell growth.
Because of the superficial nature of this technique, patients with mild scarring are the best candidates, and multiple treatments are usually required to achieve subtle results.
What Does Microdermabrasion Involve?
Your skin is first cleansed with a special cleansing gel. The doctor then starts the micro abrasion procedure using a hand-held device. The aluminum oxide micro crystal flow is sandblasted through a small tube pressed against the skin. The tube also vacuums back dead skin cells and used micro crystals.
The crystal flow starts as soon as the microderm abrasion wand touches your skin. The doctor slowly moves the wand across your entire face and not just on treated areas, so that you don’t experience inconsistence in skin texture or color. After microdermabrasion, your skin is soothed with a special nourishing sun blocking cream, allowing you to go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment.
Where is Microdermabrasion Performed?
Microdermabrasions are available in cosmetic centers, medical spas in Utah, dermatology clinics or at home by using a home microdermabrasion kit. Either way, you should consult your doctor to help you decide if microdermabrasion is suitable for you and which kit or system would be best for you.