What Microdermabrasion Can Do for Your Skin

Sunday, May 15, 2016

If you have ever heard of microdermabrasion, the name might be all you know about it. After all, it is widely advertised, but it's seldom described in detail. So, all you might know is that it's a form of skin treatment. Well, if you suffer from problems with your skin, it's important to know what it is and what it could potentially do to help heal the skin.

The Two Types of “Abrasion” Treatments
To begin with, there are two types of skin treatments that fall in the “abrasion” category. One is dermabrasion and the other is microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion tools often have a bad impact on those with darker skin for two reasons. The first is that dark skin tends to have larger oil glands, which the tool can irritate. That can cause acne to pop up on the treated area. The second is that the tool can interfere with the melanocytes that produce the skin pigment. Essentially, that means that the process can give you patchy looking skin, if your base skin color is dark.

In contrast to dermabrasion, microdermabrasion uses a tool with a tip that is a bit less invasive in the way it treats the skin. The gentler form of treatment means that it can often be performed on dark skin just as well as on light skin. Although, consulting an expert prior to treatment is still important.

How Skin is Treated During Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion devices are cosmetic machines, just like laser devices, and they treat the skin in a similar way to a type of machine called an ablative laser. Both devices are designed to get rid of dead skin and other blemishes that show on the surface. That will allow the good skin cells to take their place. A microdermabrasion device does that by basically polishing or sanding the skin using a device with a hard tip, which can be made out of different materials.

Both lasers and microdermabrasion can make your skin look better fairly quickly. They also make it easier to improve your skin from the inside out by getting lotions and creams to sink into your skin better, but they aren't identical solutions. Certain lasers can irritate sensitive skin that is prone to acne and other problems. Microdermabrasion machines, on the other hand, can be used on some sensitive skin types, as well as different colors of skin.

A Couple Other Things to Note About Microdermabrasion
There are a couple other things you should know about microdermabrasion. One is that it can't always provide the best deep tissue treatment. It's most often used to resurface the skin, not to treat the lower layers. Although there are some machines that can treat deeper layers, other forms of skin treatment might be better, if you have any non-surface skin issues.

The second thing to keep in mind is that there are at-home microdermabrasion kits you can try to treat your own skin issues. However, they are not as strong as the treatments that you might have in a spa or skincare clinic. That means that your results from home treatments may vary, which is why many people prefer to leave their microdermabrasion treatments to the professional equipment and the professional technicians.

Since I'm working in the similar field, do buzz me or paint your comments / questions below if there's any further information needed. Cheers!

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