How To Prevent Disappointment With Microdermabrasion Treatments

We live in a trend setting and trend following society. Some trends can be beneficial and others are just dangerous. Such is the case with many cosmetic medical treatments.
Microdermabrasion is a relatively new option for cosmetic facial and skin treatments. However, before jumping blindly into this latest trend it is important to fully understand what it involves. The following information will serve to educate the average person who may be considering this treatment by giving a practical view of its results and any problems that could possibly crop up.
Get Educated
Microdermabrasion consists of having the outermost layer of dead skin gently sanded away. A small hand held device containing minute exfoliation particles is passed over the skins surface. In a stroke very comparable to sandblasting these particles are painted across the area of concern. The same device then sucks away the dead skin cells along with the used exfoliation materials.
Treatment time fluctuates for every patient but nearly everyone has very good results. The outer layer of skin is made more even and fine lines are lessened. The deeper layers of skin are stimulated to make new skin cells.
A Realistic View of Microdermabrasion Treatments
Microdermabrasion can:
* Clear aging skin
* Eliminate scars
* Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
* Lighten areas of pigmentation problems
* Smooth rugged textures
* Treat oily skin
Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments microdermabrasion is a procedure that can be done in an office or salon setting as well as at home. For home use specifically designed machines and over the counter products- like a specially formulated home microdermabrasion cream -are used. This procedure works well on the face, neck, chest and hands or any other skin surface. Depending on the extent of the treatment the sessions may last up to an hour.
Would-be Problems
It is only fair to mention that there have been reports that some institutions reuse exfoliation materials. Since serious health issues could result from this practice it is necessary to investigate the office or spa you will be using. Also results may differ depending on the experience of the person giving the treatment. Treated skin may stay pinkish-red for quite a few days after a treatment. So the procedure is not recommended for those who have lesions of unknown origin. Another recommendation is to avoid sun exposure right after a treatment as the newly exposed outer layer of skin will be highly sensitive and vulnerable to redness.