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Microdermabrasion and its Positive Effects

Our skin is exposed to a variety of damaging elements every day and over the years this can take a toll on our skin. Microdermabrasion treatments can help to reduce and even eliminate many skin problems. Some of these problems that can be erased with this treatment are wrinkles, crows feet, fine lines, age spots, and scars.

Microdermabrasion is the use of a non-chemical spray of micro-crystals to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. This is a noninvasive procedure that leaves the skin looking younger and healthier. This procedure is much less intense than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is used to treat facial lines and extreme scars and sun damage much deeper than the microdermabrasion.

Almost any adult who is in good health can undergo microdermabrasion treatments. The cost depends on a few factors such as the amount of damage the skin has had, how many treatments are required, and where the treatment is performed. The cost of the physician doing the treatment will also be a deciding factor in the total cost. It is, however, cheaper than most other cosmetic procedures to the face.

The way this procedure is done is with a hand held device that sprays micro-crystals onto the facial skin. These fine crystals are used to polish the outer layer of skin to get rid of old skin cells. The treatments take around thirty minutes to one hour each session. Most people need need any where from five to ten treatments in a three week period.

This treatment will leave the skin a little pink but will fade shortly after after having the procedure. Makeup can even be applied shortly after the treatment to help cover up any signs of treatment. Many people like to have this treatment done on their lunch hour because there is very few visible signs of the treatment and it does not take too long.

The effects of this treatment are modest and are usually best when used on the early stages of aging. This treatment will not erase deep wrinkles. It may help to make them a little less noticeable but it will not erase them completely. You need to have realistic expectations when undergoing this treatment.

After having these treatments if you use topical lotions and creams the effects will last longer. If you have skin problems such as acne or sensitive skin then these treatments may not be for you. Aging skin can become very thin and having these treatments can make it even thinner. If your skin is already thin you may need to talk to the doctor before undergoing this treatment procedure.

Be sure that you have a clean bill of health before having these treatments. You may feel like you have a bit of a sunburn after the treatment and your skin should start to peel. Your skin will be a bit red and may be a little warm for a day or two. After this wears off you should have healthier and more vibrant skin.

Microdermabrasion Before And After

Most people choose to have microdermabrasion done on their skin to fight the common affects of aging. It is a great treatment that only takes about one hour and is not invasive. Many people have it done to their face, arms and neck. You can even have microdermabrasion treatments on your lunch hour, returning to work with no ill effects. There is no recovery time. Microdermabrasion before and after pictures on the internet can help you to see the difference this procedure can make for a person. There are so many people that it can help for so many different reasons. To find out if you are a candidate for this procedure you will need to contact a good practitioner that practices microdermabrasion. Read the following and see if any of them apply to you.

  • Teenagers with mild acne can benefit from microdermabrasion. This technique can also help with mild scarring. It is great for young people or even older people who still have acne issues.
  • People in the early stages of aging can also be helped. It can help skin with poor texture and large pores.
  • This technique is good for light and dark skinned people. No matter what your skin tone, this procedure can be very effective.
  • For those that are aging, it can help with fine lines. It can help on the face and neck area, restoring that youthful look. You will see a noticeable difference. The microdermabrasion before and after pictures are really amazing.
  • This treatment cannot help if you are sunburned or you have severe acne scars. If you are not sure if this applies to you, see your doctor. They can give you the best advice.
  • It is not good for sensitive skin or those with high hyper pigmentation or extremely sensitive skin.

Before you go in for the procedure, you should have no sun exposure. You should also stop any medication for your skin, especially Retin A. Make sure that you follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. You will be given instructions that you will need to follow for about 2 weeks before your appointment. Before your doctor actually does the treatment, your skin will be clean well and you cannot wear any contacts. You will get full instructions from your doctor when you make your appointment.

When you actually have the microdermabrasion procedure your doctor will put the device on your skin and make a gentle abrasion with a spray that is used to break up dead skin and other skin ailments. Your doctor may instead use a type of vacuum. Don’t worry, this does not hurt. When the procedure is finished, your face will look red for about one hour afterward. You may need several treatments to get the desired results. If this procedure is not for you then you might need to discuss this with your doctor. There are many treatment options that you can choose from. Each treatment of microdermabrasion costs about $100. Make sure you go to a reputable doctor and you will find that you will have a great experience with the microdermabrasion results you’re looking for.

If you have any microdermabrasion before and after pictures you’d like to send us we’d appreciate it. We will add them below or create a section.



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