Microdermabrasion provides a gentle, effective mechanical peeling of the skin. It uses microcrystals to remove the dead surface skin cells and start cellular turnover at the dermis and epidermis levels thereby improving skin elasticity, texture, colour and overall appearance.
The machine is firstly a cleansing device using a technique not unlike a vacuum cleaner to remove comedones (empty out the blocked pores) with a gentle vacuuming action. When completed the skin has a healthy glow due to increased circulation in the skin. The increased circulation enables oxygen and nutrients to refresh and regenerate the skin.
In the second phase of the treatment a fine jet of aluminium oxide crystals are sprayed on the skin. The crystals gently the skin surface removing the outer layer of dead skin cells Repeated treatments result in the permanent smoothing of skin irregularities.
Best results can often be achieved with a series of up to six treatments to effectively control and focus on problem areas. Treatment time is generally 30 minutes and the results are often immediate. The procedure is individualized for each patient and is quite comfortable. When treating acne conditions, it may be necessary to combine Microdermabrasion with other medical therapies and skin care programmes to ensure more rapid results. Mild redness, which follows, can be covered with makeup and usually fades within 24 hours. There is no problem with returning to work and no discomfort after the treatment.
Microdermabrasion can be a safe effective outpatient treatment for active acne, skin irregularities and scars on most parts of the body.