Facial Microdermabrasion: Targeting Skin Problems at Cellular Level

A few months ago I decided that I had to do something about the way my face looked. After years of having a perfect complexion and no pimples, acne suddenly started to appear on my forehead and cheeks. This time they were the worst I’ve ever had. Luckily, a good friend of mine introduced me to the magic world of skin treatments, microdermabrasion in particular. I scheduled an appointment and my cosmetologist promised that this facial treatment could really help clear up my skin. So, I decided to give it a chance. Best decision of the year!

Microdermabrasion is a superficial cosmetic procedure used to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, pigmentation issues and wrinkles, to name a few. This technique is highly used by dermatologists and licensed skin care specialists to remove the top layer of dead skin cells that consist the epidermis. The procedure is also known to lead to the production of new skin cells with increased levels of collagen and elastin, improving the skin appearance.

During the treatment, a special machine is used to release a regulated spray of fine crystals through a handpiece that is glided across the skin to exfoliate it. The handpiece also features a vacuum suction that removes the crystals along with the dead skin cells. All this process of peeling and vacuuming helps remove the impurities that clog the pores while increasing circulation and encouraging skin renewal. The facial microdermabrasion treatment gave me a smoother skin texture and softened the appearance of my enlarged pores and dark spots from the previous breakouts.

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While I was able to notice some improvement after just one session, but real results were visible at the end of the treatment (after 5 sessions in my case). During every treatment I felt a minimal discomfort and experienced a little redness, but it was not that bad as it disappeared just within few hours. The small price to pay for the glowy skin I got. In order to keep my skin in the great condition it was after the treatment, my dermatologist recommended that I should keep treating it at home with the right skin care products for my skin type so that I prevent the forming of new plugs in my pores.

Before I found out about the power of microdermabrasion I had tried some DIY chemical peel at home. The results were good in the beginning, but only after a few days, my skin was back to where it was before the peel. With microdermabrasion the story was different – the treatment really made a difference to my skin.

There is an important thing to bear in mind before opting for microdermabrasion – it doesn’t work well for all kinds of acne. In my case, the results were amazing. But, for some types of acne, this procedure is not recommended. So make sure you check with your dermatologist first so that you avoid unwanted problems. Nevertheless, it is a great treatment that helped me bring back my silky smooth skin. I warmly recommend it to all of you who will find it appropriate for their skin type.

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