How microdermabrasion works for wrinkles and what are the benefits for skin? Skin microdermabrasion is a non invasive procedure mostly used to remove the top layers of the skin. Depending on the system used and the intensity, the results will vary.
This skin enhancer, is a superficial treatment in which a device attached to a machine "sandblast" the skin with tiny aluminium oxide crystals. The process begins exfoliating the dead cells of the skin. Once this step is done the dead cells are vacuumed to remove them from the skin's surface. The theory behind is that it stimulates collagen production, thickening the skin, and improving the skin's appearance.
It is normally used for:
The treatment usually takes up to 45 minutes and more treatments are recommended for best results (a series of six treatments, once a week).
This procedure can be quite painful and you are going to feel a stinging sensation that depending on the intensity of the device can go from moderate to strong.
Your face will be red for a while and even more if your skin is sensitive.
You must wear sunscreen with high SPF every day, to protect your skin after the treatment.
This skin treatment won't make any difference to blackheads and pigmentation. The best treatments to clear blackheads are lasers such as Intense Pulsed Light. IPL will also get rid of birthmarks and skin pigmentation.
Another effective method for getting rid of blackheads is glycolic acid peel. Topical treatments that you could try to remove blackheads are retinoids such as vitamin A and alpha hydroxy acids.
You could also try a facial at the beauty salon where extractions are performed by a professional but be aware that this is only temporary as blackheads will form again.
I once had a series of crystal clear treatments and although my skin looked better I didn't have the improvement I was looking for. For that reason is very important to match your expectations with the results the treatment is offering.
Personally, I think it works better for acne scars but no that good for getting rid of wrinkles. Make sure to pick a good qualified physician who will understand what you want to achieve. Ask to see photos of people who have had microdermabrasion treatment.
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