At Home Microdermabrasion Treatment
Microdermabrasion can be used to treat sun damaged, acne prone and blotchy skin, fine scars, slight wrinkles, keratoses, large pores, non-inflamed whiteheads caused by keratin-clogged pores, or irregular skin texture. It can also decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation and photo-damage.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. The exfoliation disrupts the skin’s surface causing cell division. As the skin cells divide, collagen production is stimulated, and the exfoliation leaves skin looking fresh and radiant.
At Rejuvenate: Botox at Home, we use the newer, diamond tip microdermabrasion. Diamond-tipped wands use a particle-free method that can yield greater results with less down time. The diamond-tipped wands come in various sizes and coarseness for different skin types and depths of resurfacing. The wand tip is made of natural diamond chips, which polish the skin and remove dead cells, which are then vacuumed back into a waste filter. This technique allows areas closer to the eyes and mouth to be abraded more accurately and without the risk of stray crystals causing damage or being ingested. It also makes the device easily portable.
Microdermabrasion takes about 30 minutes and there’s no down-time for the skin to recover. That’s why it’s also sometimes called a “lunchtime peel.”
There aren’t many risks with microdermabrasion if you are a “healthy” adult and the skin care professional uses the level appropriate for your skin. Striping can occur in clients with very sensitive skin. Avoid the treatment in cases of inflamed acne.
A normal course of treatments varies between 1-5 sessions at approximately 2-3 week intervals. It is recommended that you schedule an additional treatment every 1-3 months to maintain your skin’s condition. Most individuals actually feel and see a difference after just two or three treatments. Combining this treatment process with a good SPF 30 sun block and high-quality skin products will help you maintain your improved skin. It is important to note that raised or deeply pitted skin areas (possibly from old severe acne scars) and darker pigmented areas will require multiple treatments over extended periods of time. While Microdermabrasion helps superficial skin conditions, it is not a cure-all for heavily damaged skin; it is a noninvasive technique for those who do not need or wish to undergo more invasive laser or chemical peel treatments.
Deep exfoliation usually leaves the skin tighter and drier afterward. A hydrating serum, moisturizer and sunscreen are essential after microdermabrasion to ensure glowing skin. Some redness can be expected afterwards, however this is not likely to persist more than a few hours. The sensation of having a mild windburn or sunburn will also pass after a few hours. Applying a high quality moisturizer and hydrating serum will help the healing process. Make sure to use SPF 30 sunblock, because exposure to UV radiation is one of the key factors in speeding the skin aging process.