Diamond Microdermabrasion as a safe skin exfoliation is a technique that involves mechanical exfoliating of epidermis. It uses crystals to remove the outer layer of dead skin. Consequently it removes damaged skin cells from the epidermis revealing healthy vibrant skin. Microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction. Both of them gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. The exfoliation is gradual and therefore it is safe and non-invasive.
We can require minimal to no recovery time after microdermabrasion. However most people can return immediately to daily activity after a session. We can apply mineral make-up and non-irritating creams usually within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion.
Since there is often immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, right after the procedure we should avoid irritating products like:
- Glycolic acids,
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids,
- fragranced creams.
Benefits of Microdermabrassion
After the procedure the skin is smoother, refreshed, and more elastic. By removing the keratinized layers of skin, skin care products are more easily penetrated into the skin thus making them more effective.
Microdermabrasion as a safe skin exfoliation may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation. Moreover it helps with photo-damage, shallow acne scars as well as diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and is a highly effective anti-aging strategy.
The superficial, safe exfoliation and abrasion of the skin also triggers the body’s own natural repair mechanism which triggers the production of new collagen and releases glycosaminoglycan in order to rehydrate and replenish the skin. This has a remarkable softening action on surface lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion can also be used to treat sun-damaged skin and to improve acne but must be repeated periodically to be effective. It is important to be gentle with your skin for 24-48 hours post treatment and always remember to an SPF sunscreen.
- Enlarged pores, blackheads (reduce pore size)
- Wrinkles (anti-aging; softens fine lines and wrinkles; collagen stimulating)
- Scars (diminishes the appearance of scars)
- Discolorations (reduces uneven pigmentation)
- Rough, callous epidermis (improves the texture of the skin)
- Stretch marks