Facial microdermabrasion is a dermatological procedure that gently removes the top layer of skin. This procedure is useful for even out skin tone, fade acne scars, and brighten dull skin.
There are two main types of microdermabrasion procedures, namely crystal microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion.
During crystal microdermabrasion, fine micro crystals are shot from a small tube onto the skin and simultaneously aspirated back. Think of it as a high-strength scrub. Meanwhile, diamond microdermabrasion is a crystal-free version that uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate.
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Benefits of facial microdermabrasion
Launching from the Medical News Today page, the goal of this dermatological treatment is to make a person’s skin smoother, brighter, and even in color. Here are some of the benefits of facial microdermabrasion:
Dull skin Uneven skin tone Uneven skin texture Age spots Dark spots that may form after acne clears up Melasma, a common problem that forms dark spots or patches on the skin Scars
Dermatologists may also use microdermabrasion to enhance the results of anti-aging or skin whitening products. This procedure can help the product penetrate the skin.
How long does the treatment take?
Launching from the Verywell Health page, this microdermabrasion procedure is actually fast, only takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The beautician will take you to the treatment room, where you will change clothes and lie down in bed.
Then, they will clean their face to prepare the skin for the microdermabrasion procedure. After performing the crystal microdermabrasion, they will clean their face again to remove any remaining crystals. Follow up with application of moisturizer and sunscreen.
Many salons and spa places also offer this procedure in facial care. in this case, Mother will also be treated to a mask and facial massage.
Risks of microdermabrasion treatment
People who have taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past 6 months may need to wait before having microdermabrasion. This is because they have an increased risk of complications such as scarring.
Therefore, consult your doctor about any spots or areas of skin that grow, bleed, or change. These problems can indicate skin cancer.
For several days after microdermabrasion, a person may also experience some side effects such as:
Swelling of the skin Skin redness, similar to a sunburn Bruising Burning or stinging sensation Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
After the procedure, use sun protection or sunscreen. This will help ensure the best results and reduce the risk of side effects. Microdermabrasion may also not be suitable for people who are prone to scars or breakouts from cold sores.
Required recovery time
Most people do not need recovery time after having this dermatological procedure. If a person experiences side effects, they tend to go away after a few days.
In most people, the skin will recover enough to have another microdermabrasion session within a week.
So, those are some things you can know about facial microdermabrasion. Before undergoing the procedure, make sure Mother has also consulted a beautician. Hopefully this is useful, yes, Mother.
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