Microdermabrasion Procedure Explained


Is your skin lacking its radiance you still remember from your youth? Want to look good and feel fresh again? Microdermabrasion is a skin care procedure that can help you achieve a rejuvenated skin. It is a treatment that has been invented in Europe and after being introduced to Australia it became one of the most popular medical aesthetic procedure.

Performed by professional skin care providers, microdermabrasion provides an instant facelift and it is an effective alternative to costlier and more invasive procedures like chemical peels, Botox injection, and plastic surgery. Lately, more and more Australians are trying it, instead of pursuing cosmetic surgery.

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The microdermabrasion procedure removes the outermost layer of skin consisting dead skin cells restoring a fresh vibrant appearance of the skin. Collagen stimulation and growth of new skin cells are the main benefits of the procedure. When performed by a skilled professional, the treatment has no downtime and can be performed in less than an hour. Fine lines, small facial wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and skin pores can all improve with the microdermabrasion procedure which is suitable for the face, neck, decollete and hands as well as for stretch marks on the skin.

How is a microdermabrasion procedure performed?

There are two kinds of microdermabrasion treatment; one approach uses a hand-held device that streams tiny crystals over the skin while an attached vacuum simultaneously suctions the exfoliating crystals back into the device along with the dead skin cells, and the other approach involves a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across the skin to exfoliate it. Both procedures are effective and will restore a fresh radiant appearance of your skin.

A microdermabrasion session includes a comprehensive skin preparation, cleansing, exfoliation, and conditioning. During the exfoliation step, the skin care therapist should operate the handpiece very gently and skillfully. The handpiece will glide over your skin leading you a sensation similar to that when a cat licks your skin. No pain or discomfort should be experienced and you should receive a lot of calming and relaxing during the entire session. The skin care therapist should educate you about the proper skin care during the procedure and may offer you a great hand massage.

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In your first consultation, your skin care therapist will also advise you how many treatments will be required to improve your particular skin condition. Most skin conditions tend to improve with 4-8 sessions, but depending on your skin condition, more sessions may be necessary.

When properly performed, the microdermabrasion procedure doesn’t result in any major side effects. You may feel a mild sunburn in your skin and it can be slightly pink for a few hours, but these symptoms tend to disappear within several hours after the treatment. In general, microdermabrasion is a very gentle and safe procedure.

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