12 May 2015

Microdermabrasion – May Help You to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Just as the number of the rings on the stump shows how old is the tree, a woman’s years can be determined based on her skin. As you grow older you’ll discover new wrinkles all the time. Your skin is perfect only in your childhood all the way up to puberty. And it is as good as it gets. Afterwards, it will face many external (traffic, smoke, pollution, pimples, scars) and internal (stress, sleep deprivation, depression) influences which will affect it in different ways. You shouldn’t be afraid of growing old, it is, just as they say – a privilege, but if there is a chance to improve your odds against the Father Time, why not do it?

Know what you’re up against

Before deciding for any kind of treatment, cosmetic or procedure to improve your look, you should know what exactly your problem is and what your options are. If you have superficial skin problems such as acne, dullness of skin, sallow skin, superficial acne scars, pick marks, or some other superficial problem, you shouldn’t despair over them, because there is surely a solution. If however, your problems are a bit more persistent, you can be persistent with the treatment too.

What should be your procedure of choice?

If you live a busy life in the hasty modern world, sometimes you don’t have the time for regular nourishing of your skin or for undergoing expensive procedures, there is a cure for you too, and it’s called microdermabrasion. This procedure may help to pause the aging process, by gently exfoliating superficial layers of skin with abrasion and suction. It can improve the appearance of your skin by reducing some surface skin problems such as early sun damage, fine lines and shallow acne marcs. However, it is not useful when it comes to deeper acne scars and wrinkles. Even after one treatment you may notice improvement in smoothness of your skin.

How does it work?

This treatment is painless and non-invasive, and it uses a combination of vacuum suction and a fine abrasive tip or crystals. Usually there are no needles requirements in the process.  Before every procedure it is determined the sensitivity and tolerant of the patient’s skin, and based on it a certain vacuum pressure and speed are applied. A typical session lasts somewhere between 5 and 60 minutes. Most people go back immediately to their everyday activities, and only sometimes it requires some minimal time of recovery. Usually there is no need for avoiding makeup and non-irritating creams. During the procedure, top layers of the skin are being removed. Due to often renewing of the skin (30 days), the results you are getting with microdermabrasion, are temporary and it should be repeated every two or four weeks, to keep the good effects.

The effects

With surface layer of the skin (stratum corneum) is gone, the appearance and the quality of the skin is improved. During the healing process, the newer skin cells make the skin smoother and some of the visible imperfections are gone. Also, because stratum corneum usually acts as a barrier for the deeper layers, medicinal lotions and creams find their way to deeper layers of the skin which makes them more effective. Studies have shown that repeated treatments may influence the way deeper skin layers are growing, and thus remove even deeper blemishes over time.

There is also an alternative to traditional microdermabrasion in the form of scrubs and creams which you can apply by yourself. With the DIY procedure you are deprived for the tools cosmeticians use, but in the ingredients of the creams and scrubs you still have the same crystals.

Further studies are still being awaited, but there is no doubt this procedure can be beneficial. 

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