Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive technique for skin exfoliation done with a particular device that uses tiny crystals like aluminum oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate to remove impurities and dead cells from the skin surface.
Microdermabrasion machine, on the one hand, sends these substances to the skin, and on the other hand, collects extra skin, dead cells and used crystals.
Microdermabrasion can be made with diamonds
But there is also newer microdermabrasion technology that uses diamonds instead of crystals. This method is safer because, by removing aluminum oxide crystals decreases the risk of inhalation or skin entrance of this chemical that can be hazardous to health. In the case of traditional microdermabrasion, is avoided the eyes, mouth, nose, and ears to prevent the entry aluminum oxide in the body. Instead, diamond microdermabrasion eliminates this risk: in the areas listed above, often form little lines, and if your skin is not gently exfoliated they can consistently deepen.
Microdermabrasion is done even in beauty salons, but it is recommended to call a doctor who will do the microdermabrasion treatment in an aesthetic / cosmetic clinic. The procedure improves skin appearance by regenerating skin cells, leaving it cleaner and brighter. Dermatologists say that this process can be useful in case of skin problems: reduce wrinkles, pigmentation, light scars caused by acne, reduces the appearance of pores and improves oily skin or dull. Some experts say that stimulates collagen production, simply by triggering the creation of new cells and healthy skin.
What happens in a session of microdermabrasion?
The technician “walk” with microdermabrasion device on the skin, applying a slight pressure to remove efficiently dead cells. Although it is a non-invasive technique, microdermabrasion may have few side effects, immediately after it was made: the skin may redden, feeling the skin may appear “strange” or even and can bruise easily. Microdermabrasion was not let these signs, but the final result depends on the person who makes the treatment of skin, but also how it is done. Therefore, it is important if you want to test this technique of exfoliation, to go to a leading beauty center, where staff are trained for it, or ask the opinion of a dermatologist before.
About Microdermabrasion should also know that it is a painless process, and a session lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. The procedure should be repeated monthly (or quarterly where the problems are smaller) to obtain the desired results. Price? Varies depending on the salon chosen (after a brief search on the net, you will see that prices start from 100 USD), and the procedure (crystal, diamond).
Microdermabrasion at home?
On the market there microdermabrasion kits that can be used at home, but experts say that using them can be quite dangerous because of the risk of injury and skin discoloration when handling device. If you still want to clean your skin without the risks and do not wish to spend much money, you should know that some brands have designed products for microdermabrasion creams or Scrub that you can use at home. Also, you can exfoliate skin at home in a traditional way using a homemade scrub. For the best choice, we recommend some gentle exfoliants with rose water and almonds, yogurt and nuts or wheat germ and honey.