Microdermabrasion also known as microderm is a term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. It is usually done to various parts including arms, neck, face, chest or hands. It is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments. It usually softens fine lines and wrinkles, help to smooth coarsely textured skin, decrease the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation or age spots.
Two procedures that may be used in microdermabrasion, either the original crystal microdermabrasion technology or the newer diamond tip microdermabrasion.
It’s a surgical procedure typically performed in professional medical setting by a dermatologist specifically in this massive procedure. It is fairly simple, easy, painless, non-invasive, skin rejuvenation procedure which is used in combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystal and vacuum sunction applied to skin.
It’s a very effective way of skin rejuvenation since most people immediately return to daily activity after a session and normal makeup and non-irritating creams can be applied after the procedure.
Unlike the ancient crystal microdermabrasion system which contained a pump, a connecting tube, a hand piece and a vacuum source, the diamond microdermabrasion does not produce particles from crystals that may be inhaled into patients’ nose or blown into the eyes. Thus diamond microdermabrasion has a higher safety for use and more effective for treatment.
Microdermabrasion helps to gently remove skin plaque and skin debris since it temporarily removes a few of the top layers of the skin called stratum corneum.
Microdermabrasion procedure works on all skin types and helps to reduce the appearance of superficial hyper pigment and photo damage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne and shallow acne scars.
Microdermabrasion treatment has fewer side effects or complications. Some patients may however experience temporary mild dryness, sun sensitivity and temporary bruising in the area of skin treated.