All You Need to Know about Microdermabrasion

Aesthetics Hub | 7 Aug 2017

Have you ever heard of Microdermabrasion before? Well, to be frank, we had not come across this term before; however, as per the recent advances in the Beauty industry, this procedure is gaining a lot of popularity. Microdermabrasion is the latest treatment that women are opting for to get that flawless skin and gorgeous glow. To know more on what is microdermabrasion, continue reading.


What Is It?

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that makes use of a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal the younger, healthier-looking skin. In other terms, it is a procedure that helps in giving you a flawless and glowing skin. This treatment helps you get rid of the fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and blemishes on the face.

Microdermabrasion can also help to get rid of pimples, crow's feet and acne on the face. However, the results depend on the experience and knowledge of the expert.


How Does The Treatment Work?

Microdermabrasion procedure makes sure that it removes all the dark and dead cells from the skin. During the process of Microdermabrasion, collagen is produced, so that the skin is hydrated and rejuvenated as well.

Due to increased production of collagen, it helps to give you flawless skin and also gives you an even-toned skin. Microdermabrasion is best for oily skin and also helps to open the pores. It helps to treat clogged and enlarged pores on the skin.

It has been found to be very effective in treating stretch marks as well. The method of treating stretch marks in new moms is called lunchtime facial.


Risks Associated With Microdermabrasion?

While performing Microdermabrasion, the risk is almost equal to none. However, make sure to opt for a certified expert to undergo this treatment and only after thoroughly having a look at the reviews.

The procedure of Microdermabrasion is extremely safe and there have been no side effects recorded as of yet. Before going further with the procedure, you should make sure that you have a personal meeting with the expert.


Pros Of Microdermabrasion

The procedure is effective and can be done at a spa or a dermatologist's office. Time is the essence of this process, and in order to get maximum results, treatment should start withing 3 years of the appearance of acne scars. Microdermabrasion is done in just one hour and you can get the results instantly. In the case of minor scars on the face, Microdermabrasion is effective in the first sitting itself. The cost of Microdermabrasion is cheaper and budget friendly as compared to other procedures. Because microdermabrasion for the treatment of acne scars is non-invasive, the chances of complications are almost nil. People who have opted for Microdermabrasion have confirmed that there is no pain and agony felt during the process.


Cons Of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion depends on the age of a person; and the effectiveness reduces according to this factor. Microdermabrasion is time bound and you will have to receive the treatment within a particular span of time. Not all acne scars can be treated with the process of Microdermabrasion. This procedure is effective in only removing scars that are present on the top layer of the skin and not the deep-embedded ones.

By: Rima Chowdhury
This article first appeared in BoldSky.
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DR Celine Leong, Astique Clinic
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Radiance Ex Treatment, $349
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CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, $499
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Sciton BBL, $350 for 1 session
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Revlite & BBL, $500 for 1 session
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Fractional CO2 Laser, $800 for 1 session
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E-Plus Sublative Skin Renewal, from $1,000 onwards
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NR Total Rejuvenation, from $600 onwards
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Fractional Skin Laser, from $856 onwards
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