With summer just around the corner, you’ll want to show off the healthy glow of sun kissed skin, and there is no better place to start with than your face. Having a smooth, blemish-free complexion can take years off your appearance, make you appear fresher and more vibrant, and give you more confidence. One great skincare technique that can help greatly improve your skin’s appearance over time is microdermabrasion. This is a pain-free, non-invasive, and save rejuvenation method.
Microdermabrasion is often performed at spas and beauty salons by trained aestheticians. During the procedure, the aesthetician will cleanse the face and then apply heated rags to help open the pores. A small, handheld electric wand with a rotating disc on one end is then slowly rubbed over the surface of the face.
The disc on the wand is coated in highly abrasive material that sloughs away the first superficial layers of cells. By gently buffing these away, it reveals the fresh, unblemished skin beneath, giving you a rosier, healthier appearance.
Microdermabrasion can successfully treat a variety of facial complaints including acne, scarring, sun damage, fine lines, uneven tone, and age spots. Although it only removes the topmost layers, repeated use over a long period of time will allow the blemished cells to rise to the surface and be removed, diminishing the appearance and severity of many problems such as sun damage.
Many patients often combine these treatments with other forms of facial rejuvenation to maximize their results. The cost will vary be region, aesthetician, and the amount of treatments, but generally ranges between $100 and $300. It often takes many sessions to begin to see results, and you will require a resting period between so that the new cells can be generated.
There are few risks involved with microdermabrasion treatments; however, those with especially sensitive and thin skin may want to consult with an aesthetician before committing to the procedure. There is the chance of prolonged redness and tenderness along with broken capillaries and in very rare cases abrasive material getting caught in the eye and causing temporary irritation.
It is not required to be performed by a trained professional such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, but it is important that you choose a trained and experienced professional to help minimize risks and maximize results.
This is not a quick fix for many problems, but starting a treatment regime early can have your face beach ready before summer winds down. After treatment, it is extra sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to liberally apply sun block before exposure.
Microdermabrasion, combined with other healthy complexion habits such as a quality cleanser, regular facials, and moisturizer can help you transform you from dull to glowing, and help you keep it that way for many years to come.