All You Need To Know About Microdermabrasion

We all want to look and feel our best, right? Scrub and beauty acids can help unclog pores, but the best treatments are the ones that really get the job done. One of the most popular anti-aging beauty treatments in Stockton is microdermabrasion. Celebrities love it because it’s a quick, non-invasive way to exfoliate your skin. Plus, it’s great for treating acne scars, uneven skin, clogged pores, and fine lines. It used to be that you’d have to go to a dermatology office or spa to get it done, but now you can get it done at home with sophisticated handheld devices.

What is microdermabrasion?

Don’t be alarmed by the term ‘abrasion.’ In reality, microderm abrasion is very gentle and only slightly uncomfortable (if at all). There are two main types of dermal derm treatments: crystalline and non- crystalline (also known as diamond tip). In a crystal derm treatment, a fine handheld wand sprays microscopic crystals on the surface of the skin as you gently move the wand across the skin. The result is a polishing effect that feels like you’re polishing a diamond. In a non- crystalline treatment, a diamond tip wand gently brushes the surface of your skin with a diamond-shaped disc. Both methods use a vacuum to suck away dead cells, oils and debris.

In addition to increasing blood circulation and oxygen levels, the microderm abrasion stimulates collagen growth. This is known as the “wound effect”. When you remove the layer of skin that makes up the top of the skin, the body perceives it as an injury. This triggers a healing response and causes the skin to replace the lost cells with new skin cells. The microderm is used to soften fine lines, improve texture, reduce brown spot appearance, and brighten the skin after multiple treatments.

Other types of dermabrasion

While it may sound similar to its sister treatments, such as hydradermabrasion and dermabrasion, each has its own set of benefits and procedures.

A hydrafacial is a dermatological treatment that involves a handheld device that exfoliates the skin by pressurising it with water and oxygen. The device then vacuums up oil from the skin. The wand then injects serums, such as hyaluronic acids, antioxidants and vitamins, into the pores to moisturise, brighten, plump and protect the skin. The difference between a microderm and a Hydrafacial is that Hydrafacial can only be done at spas or clinics, which means it’s more expensive and less convenient.

Dermabrasion is the most aggressive skin-removal technique compared to microderm abrasion or hydraderm abrasion. Dermabrasion performed by dermatologists or plastic surgeons uses local or general anaesthetic, lasts up to 2 hours, and has a longer, sometimes slightly painful recovery time. Aside from the downtime, it is very effective for serious skin problems such as wrinkles, sun damage, and scars.

Comparing facial technologies

Microdermalabrasion only treats the surface of the skin, so it won’t give you the same deep-seated results as other exfoliating treatments like RF, HIFU and LED. It’s great for exfoliating the skin, but it’s only effective for surface-level issues like fine lines and pigmentation, as well as mild acne scars. Chemical peels, on the other hand, target more serious skin issues, so they’re only used in clinical settings. Plus, chemical peels are much more invasive, so you’ll need to take painkillers and antibiotics for a long time – up to three months! This would be a better option for people with acne scars, wrinkles, or stretch marks.

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