Microdermabrasion is a method of physically exfoliating the skin. Dead skin cells are exfoliated and vacuumed off the face with a machine that uses tips covered in tiny diamonds. The diamond tips together with the strong suction, make it possible to exfoliate the skin more thoroughly than other procedures. With the flexibility of using different suction levels, it also increases blood flow to the skin, and that in turn helps to produce collagen.
Benefits Of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a good choice of treatment for those with superficial skin conditions such as:
oily, congested skin; dry Skin; blackheads & whiteheads; sun damage and hyperpigmentation; enlarged pores; acne; superficial wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. Removing dead skin through microdermabrasion also aids penetration of skincare products by up to 50%. It is good solo treatment but is even better when combined with other treatments.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
The procedure may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt (though skin can feel a little tender afterwards).
Are There Any Side Effects?
Microdermabrasion is a very safe treatment when performed by an experienced therapist and as long as it is not done on clients with the following skin conditions: Rosacea; Eczema; Dermatitis; Active Sunburn; Herpes; Lupus; Open Sores; Psoriasis; Fragile Capillaries; Widespread Acne.
However poor therapist technique can result in abrasions and pin point bleeding. Therefore it is important that your therapist is qualified and experienced. All therapists at Aatman Wellness & Medispa have a minimum of 4 years experience and undergo extensive training. Other side effects include: Skin Tightness; Redness; Minor Bruising; Skin Sensitivity; Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH); Small Skin Abrasions; Spots of Bleeding,; Eye-Skin Bruising (especially if you are taking aspirin or other blood thinners); Fine Broken Blood Vessels (telangiectasia); Cold Sore Reactivation Around Lips.