Are you depressed about the state of your skin? Tired of uneven skin tones, scarring of the skin, acne marks, melasma or to treat a variety of common skin conditions? Are you looking out for a safe and effective procedure for smoother skin quickly with no side-effects? Look no further! microdermabrasion Dubai treatment can solve all of these skin conditions giving you a younger looking skin.
Here we discuss microdermabrasion treatment and see how it is done and what are its benefits.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that treats a number of unwanted skin conditions and rejuvenates your skin, thereby helping your skin look younger and unblemished.
Although microdermabrasion is a type of physical exfoliation, it is a less abrasive skin resurfacing technique as compared to chemical peels and other alternatives available in the market today.
In simple terms, exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using an exfoliation tool or a chemical, granular substance.
It is also considered an effective and safe procedure for those who desire smoother skin.
It is also helpful to treat a variety of common skin conditions such as photoaged skin, scarring, acne, melasma fine lines, and uneven skin tones – if you have any of them.
Procedure of Microdermabrasion Dubai
Before starting the microdermabrasion facial session, the target area cleansed.
The eyes are covered and protected with eyewear.
As mentioned earlier, microdermabrasion does not require sedation or anaesthesia.
It is performed either using a device with a diamond tip or by projecting fine crystals against the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells and resurface the skin’s outer layer.
During the procedure of microdermabrasion, the top layer of the skin also called the stratum corneum, is sanded or ablated.
A diamond-tipped device is rubbed on the skin to remove dead skin cells thereby ablating the stratum corneum from your skin. Diamond microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tip handpiece that can suctioned off the dead skin cells right away.
This also stimulates skin remodelling leading to an increase in the production of collagen, thereby giving your skin its firmness and elasticity.
Purpose of the Procedure
As your skin heals, a new and improved epidermis is formed which reduces or eliminates signs of aged skin, scars or other blemishes.
The waste and debris are suctioned into an attachment and vacuumed from the surface.
The depth of skin penetration is controlled by your dermatologist, who will apply pressure accordingly to the handpiece.
The results of microdermabrasion facial treatment are immediate but mild and will require multiple sessions for the most effective and best results.
The side effects are mild, and they clear up within a few hours.
Crystal-based devices in the treatment use project fine crystals of aluminium oxide, sodium chloride, magnesium oxide or sodium bicarbonate – against your skin.
A vacuum suctions up dead skin cells from the epidermis into the device as pass over the treatment area on your skin.
The device operator controls the crystals’ flow rate to maximize the device’s effectiveness and depth of penetration on your skin.
Normally, a single microdermabrasion session involves three passes with the handpiece.
Before concluding the session, all the debris and remaining crystals fade away and then sunscreen and then you’ll have to apply moisturizer to the treatment area.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion Dubai
Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure and does not require any kind of anesthesia.
Clinical trials have shown promising results.
Microdermabrasion promotes the regeneration of new cells in a swift manner by removing cells from the outermost layer of your skin.
This makes the skin look toned, youthful and firm.
The skin remodels through the repairing process of wound healing, thereby leading to the formation of new skin tissue, which is thicker, has lesser wrinkles and smooth.
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for:
- stretch marks
- uneven skin tones
Let’s find about some of the benefits of microdermabrasion in the next section!
1. Reduce Lines, Wrinkles, and Dull-Looking Skin
Microdermabrasion is popular for reducing, if not disappearing, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, that mostly result from:
- natural aging
- sun damage
You must note that the location of your wrinkles and the number of treatment sessions you attend will determine the effectiveness of the results.
You must also follow a skincare routine that must include a moisturizer and a toner to improve your results.
2. Treats Age Spots and Uneven Pigmentation
Microdermabrasion is quite an effective procedure for treatment of hyperpigmentation, melasma, or any type of aging spots or darker patches on your skin.
Studies carried out in 2012 proved that a combination of microdermabrasion and laser therapy led to a significant improvement in the tone of skin.
Topical vitamin C and laser therapy can be complemented with microdermabrasion.
3. Acne Control
When pores in the skin become clogged with dead skin cells and sebum, acne breakouts frequently occur on your skin.
Moreover, whiteheads, blackheads, and more severe forms of inflammatory acne starts to appear on your skin when pores starts to accumulate with bacteria and debris.
Microdermabrasion effectively removes these kinds of dead skin cells and also reduces the sebum production by your skin.
This reduces the incidence of pore blockage, thus preventing future breakouts of acne.
Some dermatologists recommend microdermabrasion as a treatment for improving your skin’s conditioning and making pores less visible.
It is an effective procedure in decreasing the visibility of acne scars. However, you must note that microdermabrasion will not be able to erase deep acne scars.
4. Fade Stretch Marks
Microdermabrasion is effective in the treatment of stretch marks.
It encourages cell turnover, which can speed your skin’s ability to heal.
That’s why the treatment is especially effective when stretch marks first appear.
5. Reduces Sebum production
Microdermabrasion reduces sebum production, which otherwise can clog your pores and contribute to acne breakouts.
Microdermabrasion makes it easier for certain drugs and ingredients, such as insulin and vitamin C, to penetrate the skin.
Effectiveness of Microdermabrasion Dubai
The increased blood flow and exfoliation caused by microdermabrasion and subsequent skin remodeling will give you immediate results and will be visible on your skin.
If you go for facial microdermabrasion, you may also notice a mild improvement in the appearance of scars, melasma and your overall skin rejuvenation.
As a result of skin resurfacing, the epidermis or stratum corneum or the outer layer of your skin becomes more uniform in appearance.
What’s the Main Goal of Microdermabrasion Dubai?
The goal of microdermabrasion is primarily to make your complexion brighter, smoother, and more even in color.
You can request microdermabrasion treatment to address issues like
- dullness in the complexion
- uneven skin tone, age spots
- uneven skin texture
- dark spots that can form after acne clears up
- melasma (a common issue that forms dark spots or patches on the skin)
- scars and such similar issues
Your dermatologists might also use microdermabrasion to enhance the results of anti-aging or skin-bleaching products. The procedure can help anti-aging and skin-bleach products penetrate your skin.
Who is a Candidate for Microdermabrasion Dubai?
You might be curious to know if you can go for this treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure regardless of your skin type, only with a few exceptions.
If you have active skin infections, such as chickenpox, herpes, shingles, HPV or impetigo, you should avoid undergoing the microdermabrasion treatment.
Also, if you are allergic to aluminium, you should forego microdermabrasion as the treatment makes use of aluminium crystals.
Moreover, if you have scars on your face and or have chronic facial skin conditions like rosacea or telangiectasias, you should inform your dermatologist before undergoing the microdermabrasion treatment.
Facial microdermabrasion does not require a downtime required following a microdermabrasion facial.
However, since the process involves removing your epidermis or the stratum corneum, your skin becomes more sensitive to photodamage.
Moreover, proper aftercare would involve keeping your skin hydrated by moisturizing, and avoiding any harsh skincare products, such as exfoliants.
In addition, you should also stop using the topical acne products for at least a day or two.
What’s the Role of Using Sunscreen After Microdermabrasion Dubai?
Additionally, your doctor might also advise you to avoid direct sunlight for a couple of days after the treatment.
After the procedure, use sun protection frequently. Following three weeks after your treatment, or as long as it takes your skin to heal, keep applying a liberal amount of sunscreen to your skin prior to going out in the sun.
This will also help to ensure the best results and will reduce any risks of side effects.
Microdermabrasion might not be suitable for you if you scar easily or are prone to cold sore breakouts.
Few Quick Tips Related to Microdermabrasion Aftercare
Furthermore, the results of microdermabrasion are instant, but it often requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired skin improvements.
The effects of the treatment are temporary, as the skin will continue to age naturally. Moreover, it’ll remain subject to future breakouts of acne, scars and other skin issues.
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