What Is Microdermabrasion and How Does it Work?
Microdermabrasion is an in depth chemical peeling process that is used to slough off layers of dead skin cells and reveal younger, fresh looking skin. The outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, is where we store our natural color and texture. Microdermabrasion can help us regain the lost glow and radiance of a youthful complexion. People may want to have the process done if they have some of the following skin issues: fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and acne scars. The following are Microdermabrasion benefits description and how it can help you.
The main benefit of the microdermabrasion procedure is that it is non-invasive. It uses a combination of chemicals that allows the face to be exposed to the acids and other ingredients without being scratched or cut. One of the main microdermabrasion ingredients is aluminum oxide. This has a dual effect on the skin, first it oxidizes the top layer of skin (which results in a slightly tanned look) and second, it also exfoliates and sloughs off the dead skin cells leaving the smoother deeper skin layer exposed.
Another microdermabrasion benefit is it can work for people with uneven skin tone. Most people with this condition are trying to treat age spots and other signs of aging, but microdermabrasion does not actually work for the melanin that causes age spots. However, it can work for people with a too white skin complexion and over production of melanin, which is what gives a person an uneven skin tone. The treatment works by producing an alkaline solution on the skin that neutralizes the acid and therefore reduces the appearance of the discoloration. Alkaline based scrubs usually contain baking soda, lime juice, and water which can be pH balanced to address different skin types.
For fine lines, most people get microdermabrasion to remove the wrinkles. Fine lines are caused when the skin becomes irritated and loses collagen; the microdermabrasion can then reduce this irritation and help reduce the fine line. As with uneven skin tone and age spots, fine lines can become more prominent if not removed, so microdermabrasion should be used along with other acne and wrinkle reducing measures.
Microdermabrasion can also work for sun damaged skin tones. It works by removing the outer layers of skin to expose younger, healthier, and newer skin underneath. This is a minimally invasive procedure used to tighten the skin back up and make it less wrinkled and older looking. It can be used along with other anti-aging measures such as collagen increase and the like.
Microdermabrasion should be considered for anyone looking for a minimally invasive procedure that won’t hurt and won’t cause scarring. It is much gentler than other procedures and gentle enough to treat minor skin care issues. It is also good for sensitive areas, such as the face. The best way to find a professional who will do this procedure is by searching online or in your local telephone book. There are also many creams and treatments available for microdermabrasion, but you need to find one that is gentle enough to handle all of your skin’s unique needs.