What is Microdermabrasion?
“Microdermabrasion” is one of those recent word additions to the English language and to the 21st Century treatments that everyone seems to be chasing to make themselves look and feel younger.
Microdermabrasion is as the name suggests, is a treatment of abrasion, or exfoliation of the epidural, or first layer of skin. The objective is to clean the skin, leaving it soft and bright. In the “old days” people tried to do the same with cold water, a skin abrasion powder, and a rough cloth, the early microdermabrasion at home.
Microdermabrasion is much more scientific with all sorts of microdermabrasion creams available from the local beauty store, or one can go all out and get a professional treatment at one of the local spas.
Microdermabrasion and Others
Microdermabrasion is a good quality alternative to much more aggressive treatments, such as Botox and chemical peels. In the rest of this article we will take a quick look at how well Microdermabrasion works, the science behind it, and how well microdermabrasion at home works compared to the professional spa treatment.
How Well Does It Work?
The treatment is akin to taking sandpaper to your skin, only a lot softer. Tiny particles are used to scrape the top layer of skin, to remove the dead skin and contaminants that have remained lodged in the cracks, crooks and crannies of the outermost layer of skin.
The result is a cleaner and brighter skin that with the treatment tightens for a short period of time. The cleanliness and brightness will last as long as the time to your next application of something artificial to your skin and the firmness will last as long as a few hours.
Those that suggest it will replace plastic surgery or Botox for impact are sadly mistaken. Those are extreme measures with more than minor results, but by and large, the objectives of the various treatments cannot be compared, so do not compare the results.
Microdermabrasion is a great cleaning method, expanding on the old style treatment of “roughing up the skin”, the early microdermabrasion at home. With all the wonderful things they now have to add to the treatments, Microdermabrasion can be done by everyone.
Are There Risks?
A quick word about the risks; there should none. The treatment does not require pre-medication, and it only attacks the surface layer of the first layer of skin. If done properly, with the proper creams, take on a Microdermabrasion with the confidence that it is good for your body, including your skin.
Can It Be Done At Home?
Microdermabrasion at home is a perfect treatment. Hop into any beauty store and you can find a wide variety of products all saying, “buy me”. Take them home and do the microdermabrasion at home treatment regularly.