Are you tired of facial discolouration, hyperpigmentation issues, or acne scars? Microdermabrasion treatment can smooth your skin, giving it an even tone and glowing appearance. The treatment can minimise large pore size, even out acne scarring, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and sun damage. The treatment stimulates collagen production, and cell turnover, and will give you a result that will last longer than those seen in chemical peels. But what exactly is microdermabrasion treatment, and what skin types can benefit from the procedure?
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a treatment method for exfoliating the surface layer of the skin. But the treatment is far more potent than other exfoliating methods. A skin care professional will spray tiny crystals to the surface of the skin, clearing away dead skin cells from the surface layers. The treatment promotes cell turnover and will stimulate collagen production to give the skin a smoother, tauter appearance. Treatment will make the skin feel softer and “cleaner,” since the exfoliants in the treatment will clean out clogged pores and essentially “buff” the surface of the skin.
A plastic surgeon or skin care professional can use different types of microdermabrasion treatment methods, including a diamond-tipped wand, or different crystal grades. The kind of treatment you choose will depend on the methods the clinic has available and your specific skin care needs. Here at Mouda Laser and Skin Clinic, we use diamond microdermabrasion treatments to give our clients an even, glowing skin texture, free from acne scars, hyperpigmentation, large pores, lines, and wrinkles.
What skin conditions can microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular skin resurfacing techniques. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that can be tailored to the individual patients’ needs. Some of the most common types of skin issues microdermabrasion can treat are:
Enlarged, clogged pores
Uneven skin tone
When the skin’s surface is buffed with the microdermabrasion crystals, the movement will stimulate collagen’s production, and increase the skin’s natural levels of elastin. This gives it a plumper, younger appearance. After a microdermabrasion session, the skin is also able to absorb products more effectively, so moisturisers and acne medications can do their job. Dead skin cells and clogged pores can give the skin a rough, uneven appearance. After microdermabrasion treatment, dead skin cells and junk that is stuck in large pores is blasted away. The skin tone will appear even, and it will glow.
Who should not get microdermabrasion treatment?
Pregnant women and teenagers are not good candidates for this treatment. High levels of hormones can make hyperpigmentation worse. Also, people with moderate to severe acne should not get microdermabrasion. When acne nodules are closed and deep within the skin’s layers, rubbing, touching, or otherwise blasting the skin with exfoliating crystals will irritate acne lesions, and worsen them. People with blackheads or otherwise non-inflammatory acne can benefit from microdermabrasion treatments. Individuals using skin thinning agents, such as retinoids, should avoid microdermabrasion treatments, too.
What are the microdermabrasion side effects?
Side effects with microdermabrasion are rare, but they can happen. Skin infections can occur if the wands used in microdermabrasion aren’t adequately sanitised between use. Always do your research when choosing a microdermabrasion provider. Inexperienced technicians or inferior wands can cause the crystals to get into the eyes or lashes. Diamond-tipped wands are the safest products to use for microdermabrasion and prevent this from happening. We only use diamond microdermabrasion at Mouda Laser and Skin Clinic.
Another side effect is worsening hyperpigmentation with aggressive microdermabrasion treatments. That’s one of the reasons why it is critical that people get their microdermabrasion treatment from an experienced professional.
What should you do to prepare for a microdermabrasion session?
Do not use an exfoliating cream or treatment for at least 72 hours before a session. Avoid tanning, and extreme sun exposure, and tanning products for about a week before getting microdermabrasion.
What happens during a treatment session?
A session can last from fifteen to thirty minutes. A licensed skin care professional will cleanse the skin before blasting it with a diamond-tipped wand. The treatment does not hurt, and clients will often describe it as feeling similar to having strong wind blasting against the face. You may feel a mild scratching sensation. Once treatment is over, the technician will cleanse the face again to clear off any stray crystals.
Do you need to do anything after a treatment session?
After a session, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure for several days. Use a moisturiser and apply sunscreen after treatment to prevent the skin from getting too dry.
Will you need followup treatments?
Most clients benefit from followup treatments every four to six weeks. But that will depend on the patient’s needs and budget. The effects of microdermabrasion can last for more than a month. Eating a healthy diet, and taking good care of your skin can prolong the effects.
Come To Mouda Laser & Skin Clinic For Microdermabrasion Treatments Today!
Are you curious to know if microdermabrasion is right for you? Our experts are standing by to give you medical advice for your skin conditions, and if microdermabrasion is a good option for you. Call or contact the Mouda Laser and Skin Clinic online today to learn more about our Microdermabrasion Treatments.