Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses diamond heads to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. When you remove the stratum corneum (top layer of skin), the body interprets it as an injury and it quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new healthy ones.
Microdermabrasion machines can buff and polish and also vacuum loose skin cells from the face.
People with uneven skin pigmentation, fine lines, hyper pigmentation (dark spots) and clogged pores can benefit from a course of microdermabrasion treatment.
Is Microdermabrasion good for acne?
Microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This therefore improves cell production, which in turn improves skin elasticity and texture. So if you have acne scarring, microdermabrasion may help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
However it is not recommended for the following skin conditions as this can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts:
· Active sunburn
· Open sores
· Fragile capillaries
· Widespread acne
Does Microdermabrasion work?
Depending on how many treatments you have, you will notice a change in the clarity, elasticity and texture of your skin. It is recommended around every four weeks and the best results are usually seen by people in the early stages of ageing, between 35 and 50.
Does Microdermabrasion hurt?
The procedure may feel a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt. Your skin will be slightly tender afterwards and possibly a little red.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Yes! As with al treatments that penetrate the skin or disrupt the skins surface, the safest procedure will be carried out by a professional. Many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because its generally safer and more cost-effective.
After care advice
Keep new skin moisturised and use a gentle face cleanser
Avoid irritating the treated skin with harsh chemicals, rubbing or tanning for one week.
Do not apply make up, perfumes for 48 hours.
No sun exposure (for 7 days) , no heat treatments like sauna, steam rooms, hot showers or waxing.
Eat lots of fruit, vegetables and drink plenty of water.
And there you go folks. That's Microdermabrasion in a nutshell. For more information call Bom Dia Therapies today. Don't let my boss be the only one with beautiful skin!
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