Microdermabrasion is one of many skin care procedures that’s grown in popularity and become more widely available to consumers. But what exactly is microdermabrasion? Well, simply put, it’s a non-invasive procedure that uses a fine spray of microcrystals (no chemicals involved) or a diamond tipped head to strip away dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Doing this, just like any other intense exfoliation will, encourages the production of new skin cells to emerge with a higher level of collagen and elastin. These natural substances are what helps your complexion appear more youthful and healthy.
The Ideal Patient?
If you experience wrinkling, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, problems with skin texture or minor scarring, then you should consider microdermabrasion as a possible solution. Patients with mild acne or rosacea can also benefit from this procedure. As long as you’re a healthy adult with only minor skin imperfections and have a realistic idea of the results that will occur.
However, if you’re someone with deep scarring, active keloids, recent herpes outbreak, undiagnosed lesions, facial warts, autoimmune system disorder, severe active acne or unstable diabetes, then you might benefit a different treatment. If you’ve had a recent chemical peel, were just waxed or tanned, then wait at least two to three weeks before booking a microdermabrasion appointment. Pregnant women should also avoid this procedure, as increasing the sensitivity of your skin can lead to irritation, breakouts or uneven results overall.
After thoroughly cleaning the face, the microdermabrasion replaces the exfoliation portion of a regular facial. The machine exfoliates the skin while creating mild suction against the skin, which then removes any debris. To produce a thicker and healthier layer of skin, multiple sessions are required. The number of sessions will depend on what outcome you want.
What are the Risks?
Good news, there aren’t any! As long as your categorized as an ideal candidate, and have the procedure done by a certified professional, the most you’ll experience is slight irritation that will fade after a few hours. Those with more sensitive skin, may experience some pinpoint bruising that resolves quickly.
Fortunately, there are several benefits to having microdermabrasion done. Because it’s a safe, non-surgical procedure, it can be done in no time at all. It will reduce fine lines and other signs of ageing, improve acne scarring as well as other minor scars and produce a healthy glow. With virtually no side effects, you won’t feel a thing during or after the treatment, except a possible warming sensation over the skin. Microdermabrasion is fine for sensitive skin, as long as the machine used can be adjusted appropriately.
At Azure Skin Care, our staff is welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable regarding all procedures performed, so you have nothing to worry about. Located in Cloverdale, British Columbia, we offer facials, relaxation massage, microdermabrasion, waxing, laser hair removal, botox and so much more. Everyone is welcome at Azure Skin Care Spa and Medical, so call to book an appointment or visit our website at azureskincare.ca to learn more about us.