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Over time, our skin can become damaged with acne scars, first signs of aging, wrinkles, blackheads, pimples, enlarged pores etc.  Some of these damages can sometimes cause psychological angst. To get rid of them, there are various medical techniques; today we will talk to you about microdermabrasion and give you our best advice to carry out this aesthetic treatment.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion (a gentler aesthetic treatment than dermabrasion) is a very popular treatment in the United States that helps to get rid of the skin’s small imperfections (acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, blackheads, pigmentation marks, large pores…). Comparable to a strong scrubbing, this aesthetic treatment mechanically removes the upper layer of the epidermis, with the aim of stimulating healing and then leaving room for the regeneration of new skin. As a result with the removal of dead skin and the activation of collagen production: the complexion is more radiant, smoother and looks younger!

How does microdermabrasion work?

A microdermabrasion session can last between 30 and 45 minutes. It is performed by a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. Microdermabrasion is performed with a rotating brush, the tip of which shoots and then sucks up microcrystals (salt, sand or diamonds). The specialist uses the device over the previously cleaned and disinfected face of the patient. Thanks to the projected crystal particles, the dead skin cells are removed and then sucked out through the nozzle of the machine. The skin then regenerates itself naturally.

Even if the results are visible after a first session, this treatment can be repeated several times a year. “The sessions must be repeated twice a month for 3 months,” says a cosmetic dermatologist in phoenix.

To achieve even more convincing results, it is advised to prepare your face well before the treatment – although this is not absolutely necessary. The healthier and more beautiful your skin is, the better it will respond to the treatment. That’s why before the microdermabrasion session think about peeling your skin with a treatment based on fruit acids, and then using moisturizing products enriched with vitamin C.

What to do after microdermabrasion

Hydration remains an essential step for cell renewal. This is why you should nourish your skin morning and evening with an anti aging oil such as argan oil. In the evening you should also consider an anti aging cream such as Kollagen intensiv.  It is important not to expose your skin to the sun after a microdermabrasion; in this case there would be a risk of pigmentation of the epidermis.

What are the differences with peeling?

Peelings have the same effect as microdermabrasion, i.e. they remove impurities and dead cells from the epidermis and then activates collagen production. However, these are very different treatments. Peelings use chemicals based on the power of acids to remove the upper layers of the skin. Conversely, microdermabrasion is a mechanical technique that uses microcrystals.