Types of conditions on Face Skin
It happens when face is not cleaned with care, there are different conditions occur on skin like, acne, blackheads, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, uneven pigmentation, sun damage, age spots, melasma, and other skin-related concerns.
What is Micro Dermabrasion?
Micro Dermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors which is used to renew overall skin tone, texture and appearance. The procedure with special applicator uses an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of skin to rejuvenate it.
Micro Dermabrasion was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996. Since then, hundreds of devices have been produced.
How does it work on skin?
It works by using either swiping a crystal/diamond tip across your skin, or firing highly pressurized crystals against the skin surface to rejuvenate and brighten. This gently but vigorously exfoliates top layer of the skin surface, removing impurities and dead layer of skin. At the same time, a built-in vacuum will suction out dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin brighter and clearer.
It is non-invasive procedure and will not require medications or numbing agents on face and there are no chemicals involved.
There are few different ways to do the procedure, based on specific device used:
A diamond-tip is designed to gently exfoliate dead cells on face skin. At the same time, it will suction them off immediately. The depth of the abrasion may be affected by the pressure applied as well as how long the suction is allowed to remain on skin. This type of applicator is generally used in more sensitive facial areas, like close to the eyes.
Crystal uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away outer layers of the skin. Like the diamond-tip handpiece, dead skin cells are suctioned off right away. The different types of crystals that may be used include aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate.
Common side effects include mild tenderness, swelling, redness and minor bruising may also occur which go away within a few hours after treatment. It is advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. This is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment.
Precautions after treatment
Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect skin with sunscreen. Skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.
You can see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of sessions needed is depending on the severity of skin concerns as well as expectations. Your provider will likely design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatment.
Micro Dermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and colors and will not cause scarring or color changes. It is a less aggressive procedure than traditional dermabrasion and has a quicker recovery time, but can still achieve great results and won’t require needles or medications to numb the skin. It has been used to treat a number of conditions by dermatologists for years and became a popular treatment.