People always talk about the virtues of properly exfoliating skin in skin care circles. It helps reduce blemishes and discolorations, removes dead skin, and, when done properly, boosts circulation to provide you with a healthy glow. There are different types and levels of exfoliation though. Most people only have access to a handful of the lighter treatments as truly deep treatments require a dermatologist’s supervision. Microdermabrasion isn’t quite a deep peel, but it does still require a trained professional to administer. This particular kind of exfoliation is often used by celebrities to prepare for special occasions. To give you a clearer idea of what all microdermabrasion is, OROGOLD has put together a short overview.
What’s in a Name?
True to its name, microdermabrasion use a finer grain of exfoliating material than usual. Typically you find some variety of crystalline flakes used in the process. These are the part of the process doing the actual exfoliation. The fine grain means more of the exfoliating product is able to fit into one area and provides a thorough scrubbing for an area. Another part of the process involves using light suction to both collect the material properly as well as provide the skin with a little lift to prompt circulation during the process so that the skin immediately begins to adjust to the newly uncovered lower layers of skin being exposed. When an exfoliating machine is used, the suction can also augment the actual exfoliation as well for added benefit. You should only have this process done when overseen by a trained professional for best results.
Types of Microdermabrasion
The exfoliating material is actually a somewhat important choice when it comes to selecting a microdermabrasion treatment. Typical methods use either crystalline flakes, as previously discussed, or diamonds. The crystalline flakes were the earlier of the two materials used and not all of the machines are ideal at collecting all the flakes. This can lead to you being exposed to them during treatment. There are not real health impacts, but it can lead to temporary irritation of the eyes or nose if the person performing the procedure is less skilled. OROGOLD encourages you to only use diamond-based microdermabrasion as a result. There are little to not incidents involving accidental exposure and irritation using this method. Skin results are sometimes reported as being slightly better as well, but this has not proven to be a consistent enough experience to recommend it on this alone.
What Can You Expect?
As a form of exfoliation, you can generally expect similar results to exfoliation, but the results are likely to be significantly more obvious. Skin discolorations should be slightly lightened and acne scars will be reduced in appearance as well. The more dramatic results are that fine lines are more likely to seem to vanish for at least a little while. The process does work on deeper wrinkles, but it can only do so much. Most of these results can be made to stay longer or improve with continual microdermabrasion treatments. You should be aware that your skin will be more sensitive after any of these treatments and, as a result, you will want to use gentle skin products until your skin finishes adjusting after the treatment. Remembering your sunscreen is especially important in the days following treatment.
Microdermabrasion is just one other tool in your skin care toolbox when it comes down to it. It makes a good addition to your skin care plans when preparing for a special occasion, but OROGOLD suggests scheduling it for up to a week before an event so that your skin has time to desensitize again. Like all skin care tools, microdermabrasion does require you to take good care of your skin to get the best results. So keep eating right and don’t forget to cleanse daily.