Microdermabrasion: What to Expect at Your First Treatment
One favorite treatment of celebrities now made available to the mainstream is microdermabrasion. It is being preferred by many because it is non-invasive and less costly compared to other cosmetic procedures like plastic surgery, botox and peels. Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that many people may have heard of but never really know.
So what is microdermabrasion and how does it improve your skin?
In general terms, microdermabrasion is the application of tiny exfoliating crystals to gently scrub and remove the superficial or outer layer of dead skin cells and the thick uneven layer of the skin. A few benefits that you can get from sessions of microdermabrasion are:
Refreshed appearance due to exfoliation
Improved collagen production
Treat minor acne scars
Reduce black heads and age spots
Reduces appearance of hyperpigmentation and melasma
Minimizes the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines
Minimizes the appearance of stretch marks and light scars
Reveals healthier and younger looking skin
Seeing the benefits of microdermabrasion, it is no wonder why many people are becoming interested to try this. However, like in any other cosmetic procedures, one must know what to expect during and after your first treatment to set your expectations right.
What happens during the treatment?
There are two types of microdermabrasion treatment available nowadays.
The first type uses a hand held device that acts like a very fine sand blaster to exfoliate dead skin cells on the epidermis layer of the skin. There is also a vacuum attached to the same device that simultaneously suctions out the tiny crystals together with the exfoliated dead skin.
The second type makes use of a diamond tip wand that vibrates like a gentle massage designed to softly exfoliate the skin as it is being moved around the treated area. A suction mechanism is also attached on the device to suck out the dead skin.
Both type of treatments usually lasts about 30 minutes with no downtime or recovery period. After which, you will be advised aftercare regimen to prolong and maintain the results.
What to expect after the treatment?
Right after the treatment, it is normal if you feel a bit of itching on the treated area since the skin is stimulated and exfoliated.
Your skin might also look a little red and swelling. It would feel more sensitive than usual. These effects are only short lived and lasts only a couple of hours and they vary according to how your skin reacts when exposed to such kind of treatment.
The positive effects of microdermabrasion are generally long-lasting if proper care and maintenance is given to the skin. However, microdermabrasion only treats the superficial part of the skin so do not expect it to be of much help when it comes to deep wrinkles, dark brown or red patches and growths.
Armed with these information, are you ready for an appointment? Book now at Loveli Skin Beauty Centre for an affordable and worthwhile microdermabrasion experience.