Microdermabrasion can be used for a variety of purposes. Often, it can be used as an alternative to more severe or drastic procedures, such as plastic surgery.
With its various uses, there are plenty of benefits to using microdermabrasion. To this end, here are a number of things concerning the treatment that you might not currently be aware of.
Microdermabrasion, simply put, is the practice of using microcrystals on the skin to disrupt and remove hard, old, tired skin cells. This is done by spreading and propelling the crystals across the top layer of skin.
As a result, microdermabrasion can be used for a variety of purposes, especially with conditions that affect the uppermost layer of skin. This includes the likes of dry skin, wrinkles and sun burn. In short, if the top layer of skin is damaged in anyway, it may be possible to use microdermabrasion to break up this layer of skin.
In the likes of sunburn, this is a simple case of breaking up the damaged layer, making it easier and quicker to remove. In the case of dry skin and wrinkles, spreading the crystals across the top layer causes the crystals to dislodge the hardened cells that make up the dry patches and wrinkles themselves. This in turn reduces said wrinkles and dry cells, making for a better outward appearance.
With a focus on the likes of wrinkles, the face is the most common area for microdermabrasion. Due to the various angles and muscles that make up the face, the likes of wrinkles, acne and other forms of scarring are quite common. These all tend to occur in the epidermis, the uppermost layer of skin. This is the skin that's exposed to the outside, where it has to face various forms of wear and tear. As such, it is often in a poor shape, where the likes of wrinkles can spread and form.
To this end, microdermabrasion can serve to smooth the epidermis by reducing these hardened cells. In many ways, this effectively returns the epidermis to a younger, smoother state.
The major benefit of microdermabrasion is that it encourages skin growth. By breaking up the top layer's cells, the hardened, tired cells are removed. This gives the underneath layers chance to grow. Not only can they emerge to the top, as a newer and smoother cell, but they can also receive more sunlight. Likewise, when you moisturise, a lot of this is absorbed by the epidermis. By removing this regularly, you're ensuring that your moisturiser isn't wasted on old cells.
This ensures that you skin has a much smoother appearance and is easier to maintain. With regular treatment, it’s possible to keep the skin in a fairly smooth state. By removing the older cells, you're also stopping any skin disfigurements, such as acne and scarring, from forming. In this regard, microdermabrasion can be viewed as both a treatment and a form of prevention.