When you hear the word microdermabrasion, what image comes to your mind?
Let’s just take the word abrasion. Many people tend to describe this word as “harsh” or “scary” sounding. After all, abrasion does mean “to scrape.” But here the word is used in a positive manner. So, you all must be wondering: how on earth can that word be related to in a positive way when it comes to your skin?
Let just get the inside scoop of Microdermabrasion, what it is all about, how it can benefit your skin and home remedy for it.
“Microdermabrasion Can Turn Back The Clock”
What exactly is microdermabrasion?
For people whose skincare regimen is limited to face wash and moisturizer, a six-syllable treatment performed at the dermatologist’s office might seem daunting. However, microdermabrasion is actually a procedure that could benefit anyone who’d like brighter, smoother, and generally more healthy skin.
To renew overall skin tone and texture Microdermabrasion procedure is the one used. With microdermabrasion, you can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
There is a special applicator used in procedure with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.
“QUICK, PAINLESS, AND (RELATIVELY) AFFORDABLE”
Even if all this talk of abrasive surfaces sounds a little uncomfortable, rest assured that microdermabrasion is both quick and relatively painless. Since the treatment is non-invasive and non-allergic, it doesn’t require the same recovery time as, say, a chemical peel might.
After the procedure, patients will walk out of the dermatologist’s office with slightly red, sensitive skin that should return to normal within two weeks.
How does microdermabrasion work?
The procedure is an in-office procedure that usually takes about one hour. It’s typically performed by a licensed skin care professional, who may or may not be under the supervision of a healthcare provider. This depends on what state you live in and may use anesthesia or a numbing agent for microdermabrasion.
During your appointment, you’ll be seated in a reclining chair. Your provider will use a handheld device to gently spray on the particles or sand away the outer layer of skin in the targeted areas. At the end of the treatment, moisturizer, as well as sunscreen, will be applied to your skin.
Microdermabrasion is a host of wonderful benefits.
It helps those with acne-prone skin by unclogging and minimizing the appearance of the pores.
It smooths and refreshes the skin’s surface. It’s an excellent anti-aging treatment, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal smoother, more vibrant looking skin.
And best of all, It’s a procedure that can benefit nearly all skin types!
Is Microderm Right for the Skin?
Microdermabrasion is a viable option for just about anyone striving for a clearer complexion. That said, it’s especially beneficial for individuals with an uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, fine lines, shallow acne scars, age spots, or other skin damage.
While microdermabrasion can eliminate light acne scarring, it’s not an effective solution for people looking to minimize the appearance of deeper acne scars.
Microdermabrasion at Home
Home microdermabrasion treatments are completely different from the ones performed by a dermatologist. DIY, natural microdermabrasion treatment is quite simple all you need to do is just create a mask, wait for a few minutes and wash your face.
The mask could be made up of Baking Soda, Raw Honey, & Lavender or Nutmeg & Lactic Acid or Lemon Juice & Cornmeal or Brown Sugar & Coconut Milk or of Oatmeal & Pineapple Juice. Either way, you use, after rinsing your mask off with lukewarm/cold water (to closes the pores) you can use a gentle, soothing or oil-controlling mask.
So are you ready to experience the restorative benefits of microdermabrasion for yourself? Talk to a dermatologist to see how this procedure could work for you.
BY SNEHA BHARDWAJ | DKODING MEDIA