Microdermabrasion may sound intimidating, but you shouldn’t be afraid of it. In fact, if the skin treatment is done right, you can rejuvenate your skin and enjoy youthful and glowing skin.
Microdermabrasion is popular because it is one of the most gentle and non-invasive cosmetic skin treatments that you can get nowadays. Using a mechanical exfoliator, the outermost layer is professionally stripped to allow new cells to quickly replace the lost skin cells. This procedure also stimulates blood flow to the skin, improving the skin’s texture and appearance. This treatment is usually done in 5-10 sessions over the course of a few weeks, depending on your skin condition.
Typically, the microdermabrasion treatment begins with cleansing and prepping the skin for the treatment. The derma clinician will also assess the skin for any areas that may need additional care or an adjustment in the tool’s intensity. An exfoliation device will gently brush through the skin’s surface area and remove any dead skin cells. After the treatment, serum and sunscreen will be applied to maintain the moisturised skin and protect from harsh sun rays. Not only will our skin be left supple and youthful, but the procedure can also help reduce common skin issues like mild acne, mild acne scars, pigmentation, and uneven skin.
Even though this is a safe and gentle procedure to clear your skin, you may have some temporary side effects such as a pinkish or red complexion, sensation of sunburn, skin tightness or an overall sensitive sensation. However, these effects are worth it as you achieve a more youthful look.
After the treatment, its effects may immediately be evident with a smooth finish on your skin. However, as with any skincare treatment, it is recommended for you to follow through with aftercare treatments recommended. This is for you to get the optimal results from the treatment. Below are the easiest ways to get the most of your microdermabrasion:
As the procedure strips away the outer-most layer of the skin, you may feel that your skin is more sensitive than usual. You should clean your face right after the treatment to remove any dirt, germs or dead skin cells that may cause issues. You can use a mild cleanser together with a rehydrating toner to cleanse your face while sealing in the moisture.
Avoid touching and rubbing your face as well to keep it clean and ready for new skin cell regrowth.
After you’ve cleaned the skin, you should keep it moisturised. The best kind to use after the treatment is the recommended aftercare kit, however, you may also opt for a moisturiser with a thicker and richer formula that has done well with your skin. Such moisturisers are packed with more hydrating ingredients, keeping your skin moisturised for a longer period of time. Don’t worry about it feeling heavy against your face; rich moisturisers often have emollient protection that your skin can absorb quickly and feel light against it.
It isn’t enough to slather on moisturiser though. You need to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day and eating fruits and vegetables with high water content goes a long way in keeping your skin moisturised.
After the treatment, the skin is more photosensitive. This means it is more prone to sun damage. You should protect your skin by staying out of the sun for at least after a week after the microdermabrasion treatment. This helps prevent you from being exposed to UV rays that may cause hyperpigmentation and other skin issues. If you do go out, make sure you are wearing a sunscreen every time, even if it rains. You should be using a sunscreen with a high SPF level to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays.
Following the treatment, take stock of the products you use in your skincare regimen. Make sure you are using products that don’t have any harsh chemicals. Rotate your skin products as needed and opt to use those milder products.
Take care of your skin well post-treatment, you could be able to see improvements to your skin and enjoy the benefits of the microdermabrasion treatment.