With so many creams, lotions, serums, beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures designed to make you look younger, how do you know what actually works?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical beauty treatment that has been proven to rejuvenate the skin to promote a younger, softer, healthy and more youthful looking you.
How it works
Performed by trained and qualified skincare professionals, microdermabrasion uses a fine abrasive tip to gently loosen and exfoliate the top layers of dead skin from the face. A vacuum machine gently suctions away these damaged skin layers. Giving the face an instant facelift, microdermabrasion is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the more expensive surgical cosmetic treatments like plastic surgery, Botox and chemical peels.
Is it painful?
A painless procedure, microdermabrasion tends to be described like a cat’s tongue licking the face, rough but painless. Many women usually require a series of regular treatments lasting between five and 60 minutes per session, depending on the extent of the area covered and the depth of the skin damage. Microdermabrasion is most commonly performed on the face, although it is also commonly used on the neck, chest, arms and back of the hands.
Who can benefit
Because microdermabrasion is relatively cost-effective compared to other cosmetic surgery treatments and requires very little recovery time, it is beneficial for a wide range of people. Teens and young adults suffering from acne can benefit from microdermabrasion as its exfoliating action lifts away dead skin cells and dirt to clear clogged pores. Used in conjunction with other acne treatments, like topical creams and face washes, microdermabrasion is very effective for the treatment of acne.
Those adults unfortunate enough to suffer from adult acne, or who have unsightly scarring as a result of teenage acne, can also benefit. Because of the nature of the treatment, it can dramatically improve facial scarring.
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Women in their 30s and 40s who have spent a little too much time in the sun over the years can see sun spots and early signs of wrinkles disappear. Microdermabrasion lifts away the top skin layers to reveal smooth, youthful skin. Even if you have kept to a strict skincare regime over the years, women heading into their 40s and 50s inevitably begin to see the effects of ageing. Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead increase and become more pronounced with time. Those women wanting to reduce the signs of ageing can also benefit from what microdermabrasion can do.