What to expect from your microdermabrasion procedure
Do you find yourself bothered by acne scars, fine lines or differences in skin pigmentation on your face that have accumulated over the years? If so, a microdermabrasion may be right for you. Also known as the lunchtime peel, microdermabrasion is an uncomplicated and non-invasive procedure that works to rejuvenate your skin, according to the American Acne Foundation. This skin rejuvenation technique utilizes fine crystals to exfoliate and then vacuum suction your skin.
What to expect
Prior to scheduling your microdermabrasion appointment, you will want to have a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, advised the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This provides the opportunity to find a treatment course that is best for you and your skin, as well as to identify any existing conditions or allergies you may have.
As a non-invasive treatment that does not inflict any pain, there is not much you will need to do to prepare for each session. As the ASPS explained, slight scratching on the face as the first layer of dead skin cells is removed is normal. As the aforementioned vacuum works to then lift up those cells, you will feel a light suction or vibration. Following the procedure, it is also normal for skin be flaky in the days after.
For anyone struggling to accept superficial marks and colors on your face, microdermabrasion can benefit your health and lifestyle. As the American Academy of Dermatology explained, one of the best parts of this procedure is that there is little to no recovery time. Since the procedure is only applied to the first layer of skin, it bounces back fast. This gives you the opportunity to remove scars, achieve even skin tone and rejuvenate your face without having to incorporate lengthy recovery time into your daily life.
The benefits of microdermabrasion are that you can get bright and youthful-looking skin while removing age spots, scars and dark spots at the same time. This simple and painless technique can even help to reduce the effects of melasma. It helps to smooth your complexion and improve lackluster-looking skin. As it penetrates the skin, it can also help to treat hyperpigmentation, improve wrinkles and reduce large pores. Best of all, there are very few side effects or risk associated with the procedure. At most, skin may become pink or slightly red and slight swelling is possible.
How to get the best results
According to the AAF, the body's skin regenerates on an average of once per month. As such, the best way to ensure top results from the microdermabrasion procedure is to schedule the treatments every two to four weeks. While initially you can get the procedure done once per week, after week four, scheduling them intermittently - about once per month - is advised for best results. To ensure that the impact of the exfoliation works as well as it can, wearing sunscreen and staying out of the sun whenever possible is also important.
You can also opt for a TNS Hydrating masque at Skin & Cosmetic Solutions with the option of the Ultimate Microdermabrasion procedure, which targets the face and neck.