Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see dramatic improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas after just one treatment. Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. Most ordinarily, microdermabrasion uses two parts: (i) an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and (ii) a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed at health facility by a trained dermatologist. It may also be performed at home using a variety of products but it is advisable to visit a health facility to avoid any complication and untoward situation

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost 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. Microdermabrasion is much gentler than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more intensive procedure used to treat deeper facial lines, extreme sun damage, and scars. Some types of materials can be purchased and administered without a medical license, however people are advised to seek professional help from a dermatologist or cosmetologist on a specific type of material before a procedure is performed. We at DERMESTHETIC at Sialkot & Lahore, Pakistan have experienced dermatologists and cosmetologists having expertise and knowledge of microdermabrasion treatments and procedures.

Conclusion

Microdermabrasion was developed/generated in order to improve acne scars, pox marks, and scars from accidents or disease. It’s not effective in treating congenital skin defects, most moles, pigmented birthmarks, or scars caused by burns. Microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors. It makes subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. It is not effective for deeper problems such as scars, stretch marks, wrinkles or deep acne scars.

A thorough evaluation by a dermatologist/cosmetologist is imperative before embarking upon a microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks.

Need of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion are used to treat a number of conditions including:

  • Acne scars
  • Aging skin
  • Improve age spots and black heads
  • Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
  • Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
  • Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
  • Treat acne and the scars left by acne
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Sagging skin

Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond to microdermabrasion. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagenor fat). A dermatologist/cosmetologist can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you. To schedule a personalized consultation of microdermabrasion with our doctors then you have to visit or call at DERMESTHETIC at Lahore & Sialkot, Pakistan where the dermatologists have such expertise and knowledge.

Ingredients

Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last from 5–60 minutes. Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion and most people immediately return to daily activity after a session. Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion. Since there is an immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, irritating products like glycolic acids, Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinoid products or fragranced creams and lotions are typically avoided right after the procedure.

Traditionally, crystal microdermabrasion system contains a pump, a connecting tube, a hand piece, and a vacuum source. While the pump creates a high-pressure stream of inert crystals, such as aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate, to abrade the skin, the vacuum removes the crystals and exfoliated skin cells. Alternatively, the inert crystals can be replaced by a roughened surface of the tip in the diamond microdermabrasion system.

Technique

With microdermabrasion, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon “sands” your skin with a special instrument. The procedure makes way for a new, smoother layer of skin to replace the skin that’s been treated. Microdermabrasion uses tiny exfoliating crystals that are sprayed on the skin. It works best on problems such as dull skin, brown spots, and age spots.

Unlike the older crystal microdermabrasion system, the diamond microdermabrasion does not produce particles from crystals that may be inhaled into patients’ nose or blown into the eyes. Hence, diamond microdermabrasion is regarded as having higher safety for use on areas around the eyes and lips. Generally, the slower the movement of the microdermabrasion handpiece against the skin and the greater the numbers of passes over the skin, the deeper the skin treatment.

One of the safest methods of microdermabrasion involves the use of corundum or aluminum oxide crystals suspended in an antioxidant cream. This version of microdermabrasion is generally the most cost efficient as it involves the use of a small handheld skincare tool instead of expensive equipment used by a salon. This method of microdermabrasion rose to popularity in the early 2000s and is widely available today.

We at DERMESTHETIC at Sialkot & Lahore, Pakistan have highly qualified Dermatologists/Cosmetologists who are expert in skin microdermabrasion treatments and procedures.

Impact of Microdermabrasion

No impact or pain caused because the procedure uses tiny aluminum oxide crystals to gently exfoliate the skin, microdermabrasion should not be painful or leave the patient with any lingering discomfort. However, microdermabrasion does cause a mild warming or tingling sensation that most patients describe in positive terms.

Treatment

We at DERMESTHETIC at Sialkot & Lahore, Pakistan have experienced dermatologists and cosmetologists performing microdermabrasion and properly advise the patient regarding the treatment after making diagnosis of the type of skin. These are basic types of chemicals used for microdermabrasion as under:

  • Aluminium oxide crystals: 100 micrometres; aluminium oxide is relatively chemically inert and generally recognized as safe.
  • Bristle tips: bristles are pliable, so they move with the skin allowing for aggressive treatments without added irritation.
  • Diamond tips: can be natural but usually synthetic for lower costs; erythema (Redness) is partially due to circulation rather than only irritation.
  • Liquid: water based sprays in combination with a rough plastic tip spray liquid against the skin to help gently exfoliate.
  • Magnesium oxide.
  • Organic grains: used to buff and polish; made from trees, plants, agricultural crops, straw, reeds, maize, sunflower, cane sugar.

Sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride crystals.

Side Effects

The results of microdermabrasion can be seen almost immediately. Just one microdermabrasion session can improve the skin’s color, tone, and health. After treatment, the face should have a fresh appearance and a smooth, soft texture. However, the microdermabrasion system is most effective when a patient receives multiple treatments at intervals of two to three weeks. One of the important benefits of microdermabrasion is its safety. It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal risks. When performed by an experienced aesthetician or dermatologist, microdermabrasion can significantly enhance the complexion without affecting the deeper layers of the skin. Normal side effects associated with microdermabrasion are increased skin sensitivity and risk of sunburn. However, these side effects are usually mild and brief. Microdermabrasion risks are minimal, but problems such as infection can occur if the treatment is not properly performed. Therefore, it is recommended to use microdermabrasion agents on the advice of qualified doctors. We at DERMESTHETIC where the dermatologists have such expertise and knowledge.