What is Microdermabrasion and Who Can Benefit from it?

By on October 22, 2019

There are many new techniques and treatments available in the eternal quest many people have to maintain that healthy, young look. Of those, someone can always be found to firmly state that this one or that one works, but it’s never easy to find one out of the many that exist. One that has been heard of recently, but few know of, is Microdermabrasion. What is it, how does it work, and who actually benefits from having the procedure done?

Microdermabrasion is a really long word to describe what is really a pretty simple process. This involves a mildly abrasive exfoliation to remove the outer layers of the skin and allow the healthier skin underneath to shine through. It also stimulates the skin to better repair itself. So what is this abrasive substance? These are tiny crystals that are “sprayed” on the skin to properly exfoliate it. This process also stimulates the creation of collagen which contributes to a younger-looking complexion.

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Who benefits most from Microdermabrasion? Blackheads are the first to go with this procedure. So, people with problem blackhead breakouts would immediately benefit from it. 

This is also a process that stimulates the skin to heal itself, which results in the fading of age spots. For those that are seeing age beginning to show itself this way, it’s not a bad option to go for a non-invasive procedure. 

For people with hyperpigmentation, questions and strange looks seem to abound, but the good news is that those patches of dark skin can also be treated with Microdermabrasion!

People with stretch marks are also able to benefit from this therapy as Microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body. For the face, it can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a great side-benefit to those who also suffer from age spots.

Microdermabrasion’s effect of exposing deeper layers of skin can also result in a reduction in the size of skin pores. There are many people today who experience this issue and can definitely benefit from this procedure.

Acne scars are also something that many people have had to endure from their adolescence and both sexes are affected by these unsightly reminders of bad acne from their past. Because Microdermabrasion forces the skin to renew itself, acne scars and regular scars are also lessened in severity and appearance, which brings relief to many who have had to live with them.

The most common reason, however, as to why many people are getting this procedure done is also one of the most obvious ones: this deep exfoliation process gives a person’s skin a younger, healthier look!

For those who are looking to get Microdermabrasion, remember to consult with a doctor first to ensure that it’s a procedure that’s right and won’t cause any issues with the epidermis or any other side effects. 

If a person has been given the go-ahead to get Microdermabrasion done, then they might also have one main question to ask: If the results are so great, why not get it done all the time? 

Well, first of all, Microdermabrasion is something that can require several sessions to get started, which means that frequency isn’t something to be concerned about in the beginning. The major issue to keep in mind is that the entire point of this process is to encourage the skin to heal itself. That also means that the skin has to go through the complete process of doing this before one goes in for another treatment. If they do so, they might actually start to damage the skin, instead of improving it. This is something to be discussed with the doctor administering the procedure, as he/she is usually the best person to know. It’s also best to get a second opinion from one’s own personal doctor.

Overall, once the first regimen is finished, a person is usually pretty safe to go in for more rounds of Microdermabrasion every three months or so. This means that this is a process that can go on as long as a person wants it to whether they’re defying age or simply trying to lessen the appearance of dark patches of skin. The best part is that it’s considerably less abrasive in comparison to its cousin, Dermabrasion, which requires a numbing agent to endure the process!

Once a person has decided to get Microdermabrasion, they might hear that it can be done at home for less money. This is true. There are Microdermabrasion kits and even machines that one can buy. However, keep in mind that this is a procedure that can result in skin damage, so it is up to the person to decide whether or not they want to have a professional to do the procedure or if they trust themselves enough to take matters into their own hands, literally!


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What is Microdermabrasion and Who Can Benefit from it?