What is microdermabrasion and what can it do? Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors – it can sound painful to some, but it is actually one of the fastest, non-invasive and gentlest skin treatments around today.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical facial resurfacing technique – to remove the dead skin cells and the outer layer of skin, the skin is mechanically exfoliated and the loose skin cells are vacuumed away. This results in a smoother, softer and rejuvenated skin.
Microdermabrasion can help with a number of different skin conditions or issues, including, but not limited to:
– sun damage
– age spots
– acne scars
– fine lines
– stretch marks
– skin tone
– melasma and more.
Oily skinhaving hydromicrodermabrasion done on oily skin will make it less greasy, and pores can be shrunk.
Acne Scars – mild acne scars can be reduced with hydro microdermabrasion.
Fine lines and wrinkles – can be decreased using hydro microdermabrasion
Puffy eyes have also been treated using hydro microdermabrasion.
Some studies have suggested there may be health risks associated with aluminium oxide-based microdermabrasion machines, with fears the small particles could enter the lungs if breathed in, or scratch the eyes – for this reason, hydromicrodermabrasion should be considered. It is even less invasive, using the water jets instead of crystals, diamonds or abrasive surface.
Hydromicrodermabrasion is a relatively fast treatment taking only about 30 minutes. There is no recovery to speak of – the skin might be a bit pink right after the procedure, but there should be know visible puffiness, strong discolouration or anything similar.
The procedure itself is gentle and relaxing – it is the perfect exfoliation as there is no discomfort whatsoever and even though the best results will take a number of applications, progressive results can be seen with every application, immediately after the procedure.