To someone who has never had the procedure before, ‘microdermabrasion’ sounds vaguely threatening. Since people see the word ‘abrasion’ in it, they assume it’s going to sting, and they’re justified in thinking so; an abrasion, after all, is a medical term used to describe a type of wound. To abrade something means to scrape it, and it sounds like it will hurt.
Though it is technically correct that this procedure entails scraping the skin, this isn’t as painful as it sounds. This is a service offered by many medical spas and dermatologists and has plenty of benefits on the skin. Let us take a closer look at how this procedure helps us turn back the clock and reveal youthful, rejuvenated skin.
What is microdermabrasion?
This procedure removes dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and impurities. It exfoliates the surface of your skin and gives you a vibrant and youthful complexion. After just one session, you will already feel a difference in your skin’s smoothness and health. It is anti-aging, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and is fit for nearly all skin types.
What should I expect during a session?
Your treatment will be performed in a medical spa or a clinic, by a licensed aesthetician or a dermatologist. They will use a machine with an applicator tipped with fine crystals or a diamond. This is what they use to slough off the dead skin cells and dirt. Some machines have a suctioning function with vacuums the waste material away from the face.
You should register minimal to no pain from the scraping of the applicator or the vacuuming. The entire process can also be completed in 30 to 45 minutes. Your specialist might prescribe aftercare products to you, like cleansers and moisturizers; other than that, there is no recovery time needed.
How else does this procedure work?
Microdermabrasion is more than just scraping the face for dead skin cells. It also deals with superficial hyperpigmentation or age spots. It also helps increase blood flow, which improves skin elasticity and cell production. This means fewer wrinkles and fine lines in the long run. Coupled with a regular skincare routine, you will definitely have better looking, glowing skin.
Is this procedure the same as dermabrasion?
While the two procedures sound alike, there are significant differences between them. Dermabrasion penetrates the skin more deeply. It can leave skin swollen and sensitive, but it is appropriate for deep wrinkles, scars, and severe hyperpigmentation.
Since it gets deeper, you might also need anesthesia for this procedure. Check with your dermatologist which procedure is fit for your needs.
Microdermabrasion offers plenty of benefits to the skin. It is also a convenient option for someone looking to have their skincare needs fulfilled in a quick and easy way; you can start and end your session during your lunch break, and still have time for a quick bite after!
At Nuluk Aesthetics offer microdermabrasion, as well as other wellness and cosmetic treatments in North Bergen. Book an appointment with us today to learn more!