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06 June 2018
Microdermabrasion is using crystals and diamonds to scrape or suction dead skin cells off the surface of the skin.
Effectively polishing the skin, this non-invasive procedure is one of the most popular and proven skin therapies because of its ability to leave skin feeling tight and looking newer.
We believe in the power of microdermabrasion to improve your skin’s health and appearance, but also want to give you as much information about the procedure as possible.
So here is 10 things you never knew about microdermabrasion to help you make informed decisions about your skincare.
1. It tricks your skin into being younger
The process of polishing your skin removes skin cells, which your body thinks is an injury and will rush to produce new skin cells and collagen. This strengthens your skin, and gives you a naturally firmer and smoother appearance.
2. No pain, no gain, right?
Wrong! Microdermabrasion does not hurt at all. Prepare yourself for nothing more than a mild scratching sensation.
3. Team it with a peel for optimum results
The effects of microdermabrasion are enhanced when combined with a peel. Microdermabrasion will take care of the top layer of your skin, allowing the chemical peel go even deeper. This combination helps rid minor skin imperfections, soften deep wrinkles and clear acne scarring.
4. Not just for your face
Using microdermabrasion on other areas of your body can help you overcome skin problems there, too. Popular areas include neck, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, buttocks, hips and legs because the treatment unclogs pores and prevents acne breakouts in the future.
5. Target stretch marks
Just like using microdermabrasion for acne or breakouts on the body, the treatment can also target stretch marks.
“What is this magic?!” You may be thinking. But it’s just science. Microdermabrasion can help the skin surrounding the stretch marks and fade the effect.
6. Diamonds or crystals?
There are two types of microdermabrasion: crystal microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion. Crystal microdermabrasion uses heat and friction to exfoliate off dead cells, while diamond microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand to scratch and scrape the dead cells off the skin.
7. Minimise your pores
Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of skin, causing thicker skin to emerge from underneath and stimulates collagen production reducing the appearance of large pores.
8. It sucks dirt out of your pores
Microdermabrasion sucks out hardened dirt and oil which is trapped in your pores. This can also eliminate blackheads.
9. Once it’s done, you’re good to go
While you may experience mild redness or sensitivity for up to two days post-procedure, there should be no discomfort or unsightly appearance to the skin.
10. It makes your skin healthier
The same suction that cleans those pores also increases blood flow to the surface of the skin - delivering oxygen and nutrients for a healthy glow.
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