What is microdermabrasion?

Hello Lovelies! Have you ever wondered if you would benefit from a microdermabrasion treatment or not? First things first, lets find out what microdermabrasion actually is 🙂 Microdermabrasion is a borderline medical and cosmetic treatment. Until recently, it was used only in doctors’ offices, and now thanks to technological advances is  used in beauty salons. It is hard to overestimate the advantages of microdermabrasion – the security is similar to home peels, effectiveness and can without  be compared with invasive dermatological treatments.

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical and a non-invasive procedure. It uses a spray of micro-crystals to remove the top layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.

Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance.

Is microdermabrasion fro you?

Microdermabrasion is perfect for people with fine lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems. People with rosacea or acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments.

The ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are healthy adults who have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections and realistic expectations about what microdermabrasion can and cannot do. Because microdermabrasion is a mild, non-invasive procedure.

Who is it not for?

Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, active acne (stages 3 and 4), an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes.

Pregnant women should not undergo microdermabrasion.

Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure such as collagen injections should wait  two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.

Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks before microdermabrasion treatment. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases, or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical peel, dermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing.

How was it for me?

This time last year I was looking at my face after the long winter months, and to me it looked horrible. All I could see were blackheads, large pores and a lot of imperfections.

I did take a photo of my face before and after the series of microdermabrasion treatments just for myself so that I could justify spending €400 on 5 treatments in the space of five weeks. I was looking for these photos the other day and surely they are nowhere to be found. i must have deleted them when I was freeing up some space on my phone.

I got a series of five treatments done over five weeks.  Even after five treatments my large pores didn’t disappear, but they got noticeably smaller. Small lines disappeared, my skin looked healthy and glowing. I loved the effect and planned to get a microdermabrasion done every couple of months, but that didn’t happen. Considering that the treatments can cost anything between €50.00 – €100.00 1h treatment, it is an expensive facial to be doing every 1-2 months, so  I found a replacement,  glycolic peels done at home. Effects are the same for just a fraction of the price.

If you don’t know how to do peels go and get microdermabrasion done a couple of times a year. The treatments usually last an hour. There is no downtime and there is no hassle with them. You will notice a difference even after one treatment.

I have to get back to doing  the peels every 2-3 weeks to rejuvenate my skin after the long wintery  months.

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