A minimally invasive and increasingly popular skin procedure, microdermabrasion offers a host of benefits if you want to make your complexion smoother and refine your pores. It can be used to cleanse and clarify the skin to reveal a more youthful complexion by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to improve the appearance of sun damage, enlarged pores and scars caused by acne. If you suffer from acne breakouts, microdermabrasion can help to reduce inflammation and control oil production. In this post, we will explore some of the benefits of microdermabrasion and why it’s a treatment that should feature in your self-care regime.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Skin microdermabrasion is effective because it removes dead skin cells, revealing a layer of fresh skin underneath. The diamond tip of the buffing tool is combined with vacuum suction, which sloughs away dead skin cells, going deeper than superficial exfoliation. It is also possible to use a crystal buffing tool for microdermabrasion.
Why Everyone’s Talking About Skin Microdermabrasion?
Younger, fresher looking skin doesn’t need invasive procedures and surgical intervention, thanks to the benefits of microdermabrasion. While the procedure can be used to address a number of skin concerns such as acne, scarring, the signs of premature ageing and enlarged pores, it can also be adopted as a maintenance treatment to keep your skin in optimal condition. By improving lymphatic drainage and boosting blood flow, microdermabrasion benefits include
So What Are The Benefits Of Microdermabrasion For Your Skin?
Get a healthy glow
Skin microdermabrasion boosts circulation and blood flow to your skin. This means it receives more nutrients and oxygen, boosting elasticity and contributing to a radiant glow.
Boost cell renewal
Getting older means that cell renewal slows down, particularly in the skin. This can leave your complexion looking tired. Microdermabrasion boosts cell renewal and collagen production, leading to a younger-looking complexion.
Reduce the size of enlarged pores
Using microdermabrasion can clear blocked pores as well as reduce the size of enlarged pores. Even though pore size is largely hereditary, the size of your pores can be enlarged by factors such as inflammation and excessive oil production. By keeping the pores clean and dirt-free you can control oil production and shininess, as well as inflammation.
Smooth out the appearance of fine lines and creases
When your skin is not exfoliated well, dead skin cells can settle into the creases created by wrinkles, enhancing their appearance. By exfoliating the dead cells away, you can improve the appearance of wrinkles.
It’s important to note that microdermabrasion will not address all skin concerns associated with ageing as it cannot tighten sagging skin. It works on the outer layer of your skin.
Improve product absorption
When your skin is healthy and in good condition, it absorbs more of your skincare products. Make the most of your investment in good skincare and take advantage of microdermabrasion benefits.
Control acne breakouts
By controlling oil production, boosting circulation to the skin, refining and cleaning pores so they trap less dirt, microdermabrasion can help you to manage acne breakouts.
Improve the appearance of scars
Microdermabrasion treatment only removes the top layer of skin, so if you have deeper scars you may want to discuss alternatives such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing with your aesthetician.
Microdermabrasion is gentle on dry skin
Even dry skin needs exfoliation but many products may cause sensitivity. Microdermabrasion can help you to overcome this if you suffer from dry skin.
Microdermabrasion is convenient
Skin microdermabrasion is minimally invasive and generally comfortable when it is performed by an experienced and registered aesthetician. Patients do not have to worry about downtime or recovery and you will be able to return to your daily activities straight afterwards.
It can be customised for your skin type
You will need to go for regular treatments to realise the full benefits of this treatment. Your aesthetician will discuss the number of sessions you would need to have to address your skin concerns, and how frequently you should have them.
You can also choose from a number of different packages that have been designed to accommodate different needs.
How Does Microdermabrasion Feel?
It is generally not necessary to have a local anaesthetic before a microdermabrasion treatment, however, you may find your skin feels a little sensitive afterwards. You may look a little flushed afterwards due to the removal of the skin layers and as a result of boosted circulation. Aloe vera and water are used to cool the skin and speed up skin renewal. You will be advised to use sunblock with a high sun protection factor or avoid the sun after your treatment as it will be photo-sensitive.
What To Expect From The Procedure
Your procedure will begin with a double skin cleanse and scrub to get your skin ready for your microdermabrasion treatment. Depending on the package you choose, your treatment may also include steaming as well as a lymph drainage massage, face mask and recovery cream. Some packages may also include a chemical peel to maximise the benefits of the treatment.
If you’d like to hear more about the benefits of microdermabrasion for your skin type, it’s best to make an appointment and speak to a professional. Please contact us for a confidential appointment: (02) 8599 7161.