Microdermabrasion is a popular procedure used for facial care. This treatment helps treat skin aging degeneration and an improvement in the skin’s appearance. The procedure can be done at day spas, doctor’s offices, medical spas, or from your home with personal esthetic equipment.
The way microdermabrasion works is by using light to completely or partially remove the outermost layer of skin that is dead. This is used to remove sun-damaged skin or to remove scars and dark spots that may be on the skin.
The procedure isn’t painful and doesn’t require any anesthetics. It typically takes approximately 20 to 50 minutes to complete the process. Unlike microdermabrasion, laser treatments and other dermabrasion techniques tend to take several sessions in order to see results.
There is evidence that microdermabrasion can treat acne, but must be done regularly in order for it to be effective. It is recommended to not do the procedure if you have been on Accutane in the last year.
Benefits of using microdermabrasion includes reduced acne spots and scares, reduced pores, polished skin, reduced skin pigmentation, and reduced appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.
Personal microdermabrasion kits are available at online esthetic equipment stores and can include different diamond head sizes to help target different body. It also includes a metallic wand, suction tubs, one spray bottle, and facial lifting crystals.