Everyday dust, pollution, harsh sun and smoke diminishes the natural allure of the skin making it dull and lifeless. This is due to the accumulation of grime, clogged pores, and deposition of layers of dead cells. Over time, the exposed skin thus develops various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, folds and other premature signs of aging.
At such a time, what your skin really needs is to breathe freely without the interference of pollutants, dead cells and clogged pores. To meet that vital demand of the skin, the dermatologists over the globe suggest an exfoliating technique called Microdermabrasion. It is a one-in-all treatment for acne reduction, scar removal, dead skin extraction, complexion correction and blackheads as well as whiteheads removal.
Interested to know more about skin microdermabrasion? Scroll down and read through to know what the dermabrasion medical treatment is all about.
Microdermabrasion: what is this complex sounding term?
Microdermabrasion is the technique that makes skin smooth, supple, acne free and youthful by eliminating the layer of dull, dead skin and grime. In this process, a crystal or diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand is used, which exfoliates the skin intensively revealing fresh, flawless skin beneath it.
When should you go for this treatment?
In day-to-day city life, when the continuous exposure to sun and pollution steals away the natural glamour of the skin and replaces it with acne prone, scarred, dull and rough skin, then to get relief from such coarse skin, one can opt for microdermabrasion. Irrespective of any age, when your skin requires a deep scrubbing or cleansing to improve your skin condition, microdermabrasion is one of the highly sought options.
What are the different stages involved in this process?
At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, Melbourne, we perform microdermabrasion by following 4 simple steps:
Cleaning: The whole process starts with a completely thorough cleansing session. A gentle cleanser and scrub are used to remove all sorts of impurities, dirt and oil from the face. After that, a mild peel is followed by a steam to soften the skin for deep scrubbing.
Exfoliating: Next, with a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand, the face is deeply scrubbed, thus removing the upper layer of lifeless dull skin.
Suction: With a gentle vacuum pump or suction device, the separated dead cells and impurities are then extricated.
Soothing: After this whole process, the skin remains a little sensitive. So, the skin is first cleansed with a very mild cleanser and then an emollient moisturizer is applied, followed by a good sunscreen.
Is it very painful to undergo this process?
This skin treatment is a completely safe (with a well understood risk profile) and painless procedure, but once the process is over, one might notice the skin to be a little red and blotchy for some time. It is nothing to be worried of as within a day or two, the skin becomes normal.
How many sessions does it require?
It generally requires completion of 4-6 sessions at an interval of 1 or 2 months between two sessions for effective results.
Why choose dermatology clinics over other spa centres and home treatments for microdermabrasion?
Since at dermatology clinics, high power vacuum pump and microdermabrasion wand is used. It enables deeper and better exfoliation and hydration of skin compared to that achieved at a beauty spa or home.
Moreover, at any dermatology clinic, utmost care is taken towards sanitization and hygiene; all the instruments and devices used for dermabrasion treatment are properly sterilized. Thus, any chances of infection become very less if it is done at one of the very best skin clinic in Melbourne rather than at a spa or home.
Is there any precaution that we must follow concluding this skin treatment?
After undergoing dermabrasion, the skin remains sensitive for a couple of days. During that period, it is advisable to keep the skin hydrated by applying a light, non-greasy moisturizer and also a broad-spectrum sunscreen is prescribed to protect the skin from any blemish or wrinkles from sun damage.
Just like the beauty of a pearl pod is accentuated by its pristine ivory lustre, the beauty of a woman is enhanced by the natural sheen of her skin. So, all the women out there:
“Addict yourself to a proper skincare,
and treasure your pearly glow forever.”