Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that is commonly used in order to improve the appearance of the skin. It is especially popular among women who are trying to achieve a more youthful appearance, as it can minimize the fine lines and wrinkles that can be a tell-tale sign of age. Increasing numbers of men are also choosing to have microdermabrasion procedures, as they become more interested in maintaining their appearance.
The skin is made up of several layers of cells; the outer layer is called the epidermis and the cells here are dead. Microdermabrasion uses small, rough particles to remove this outer layer, revealing the newer skin below, which will be smoother and any wrinkles present will not be as deep. The treatment can be used cosmetically to reduce wrinkles, but it can also have a beneficial effect on blemishes such as sun damage and acne scars. The procedure also stimulates the growth of new skin, contributing to a younger look after the treatment.
Microdermabrasion should be carried out by an experienced professional, who will also advise you on how to take care of your skin after treatment. You will experience some temporary drying of the skin, so it is important that a rich moisturizer is applied directly after treatment, and then on a regular basis to prevent drying from occurring. You will also need to avoid exposure to direct sunlight for a few days, as your skin will be much more sensitive than usual. If you do have to be outside in the sun, then apply a high factor sunscreen and wear a hat to shade your face.Tweet