Microdermabrading has gained increased popularity over the past decade as it is an affordable and easy treatment for the facial skin with little downtime.
It is important to distinguish microneedling from traditional dermabrading, which has been used since the 1970s to treat skin scaring and redness caused by sun exposure. It is more likely to cause the same type of blemishes as traditional dermabrading, but does not involve surgery and does not leave unsightly lines on your skin.
Microneedling involves a thin layer of liquid metal that can be used to remove fine lines and wrinkles. The liquid metal is placed under the skin, under a needle-like device that can either be placed inside the mouth or on the top of the cheekbone, above the ear, behind the ear, or even on the back of the hand. This liquid metal, referred to as a microderm abrader, is then manipulated into the pores of the skin. It penetrates deep into the epidermis and causes the hair follicle to break down and fall out.
When used properly, microdermabrasion can remove as much as 50 percent of the superficial layer of the skin, leaving the outermost layer intact and leaving the rest of the skin looking smoother and younger. This treatment is most effective at treating areas where collagen fibers are thinner and where the dermal layer has a different density than the subcutaneous layer. Most of the time, this treatment leaves the patient with a slight to moderate amount of scarring, but over time, the skin will adjust to the microderm abrader and become less visible.
A microderm abrader is a tiny abrader that is attached to the tip of a needle.
It is inserted into the skin in an area where the collagen fibers are thicker than normal. It then moves down into the dermis, breaking up the dermis and making it look smoother.
Many cosmetic surgeons recommend getting a microdermal resurfacing treatment done in just two to three months prior to a facial to help heal and smooth out skin that is prone to wrinkles or lines. Since it is less invasive, it may also help treat minor acne or rosacea. scars. After the microderm abrader is removed, you can expect to have a smoother, more youthful face.
Microdermabring is not recommended for people who are pregnant or lactating as there is a risk of birth defects. Although it is relatively painless and does not leave unsightly marks, microdermabracing can sometimes cause slight swelling.
Microdermablading is considered safe for all ages and all skin types, although patients should always discuss any treatment with their dermatologist. People with oily skin should consider having a laser resurfacing treatment done before microdermabrading to get rid of redness and reduce any spots and blemishes.
Laser resurfacing works on all areas of the face, but not the eyes, lips, and lips.
Some people choose to have a microdermablading treatment done monthly while others choose to have a laser resurfacing session one month apart. For those who need it, a single session will make a big difference in how clear and smooth their skin looks, even with age. Microdermablading is very safe and has no side effects.
Many people decide to undergo microdermabrading treatments when they want to minimize the signs of aging and even remove fine lines and wrinkles. Some opt to have their skin resurfaced every six months. There are no known long-term health risks from microdermabrasion, although there is no guarantee that the procedure will not cause any changes in the skin over time.
Microdermabrading can be very beneficial to people with sun damaged or hyperpigmentation skin. If you have had acne in the past, you might consider getting microdermabrading to improve the look of your skin after the acne is gone. It can also help you avoid further damage to the skin by improving the texture and elasticity.
Microdermabrading can also help reduce the appearance of small scars and help eliminate dark marks from the past. Microdermabrading is a good option for patients who have rosacea or are recovering from scarring.