Skin with a bad appearance and problems, like scaling, spots, acne scars, dryness and blemishes, is not a bad skin all throughout its deeper layers. These are usually problems of the surface layers and can be removed through specialised procedures. Two of such specialised procedures are dermabrasion and microdermabrasion.
Is microdermabrasion an invasive, potentially harmful procedure?
No. Microdermabrasion is non-invasive, does not employ surgical means or chemicals that can harm you. It uses microcrystals that are sprayed onto the surface of your skin, to remove a more or less thick layer of dead cells, dry skin and scars. The procedure resembles sanding your skin; only that it is milder and acts at a micro level. These are very tiny exfoliating crystals we are talking about. Dermabrasion, however, uses a special instrument along with anesthetics to get the job done. Both represent exfoliation procedures that rejuvenate skin and help younger, healthier layers resurface.
Where to go for (micro)dermabrasion?
For a perfectly safe and effective procedure, you need a qualified dermatologist or even a plastic surgeon. You can search online for microdermabrasion treatment Adelaide clinics. There are many such clinics dedicated to a multitude of cosmetic procedures, including dermabrasion.
What will microdermabrasion help with?
The treatment has been successful with skin problems, such as acne scars and even pox marks. Scaling, dry skin and fine lines are usually successfully removed through this treatment. The skin is evened out and glowy; its new cells helped to resurface and create a fresh, beautiful layer. In case of deep scars, stretch marks or wrinkles, it will not be as effective though.
Only people with fair skin can benefit of dermabrasion. Darker skin shades can opt for microdermabrasion, in order to avoid discoloration and scarring. If you intend to treat moles, birthmarks and congenital skin defects, then the procedure will not be helpful. Take time to heal after a session of microdermabrasion. The skin will have a more pronounced rosy shade, but it will fully recover in 24 hours. Therefore, do not schedule a treatment right before a special event you’ll be attending.
How to prepare for the procedure?
An initial consultation with the professional is a must. You need to discuss the risks and the benefits, as well as your expectations. The procedure requires the use of anesthesia and therefore you need to discuss the options. In addition, it would be recommended to have some “before” photos taken. Note that microdermabrasion is simpler than dermabrasion, which will entail more talks about the mentioned aspects. If you are anxious about the procedure, you can be given medication to soothe you. It will start with cleansing your skin thoroughly, then injecting it with anesthetic in the area to be treated. In dermabrasion, the instrument the doctor will use will have a small wheel with an abrasive surface. With microdermabrasion though, what you get is a crystal spray, for a gentle removal of the outer layer. It will not require any substance to numb your skin.