What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a popular skin procedure choice for people who want to improve their texture and tone but are just learning about different techniques and procedures. Compared to other methods, microdermabrasion costs less and has a rapid recovery time with little to no restrictions. What is microdermabrasion? How does the procedure work?

About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the skin over time. It’s non-invasive and pain-free. Special tools and materials are used to exfoliate the skin over several sessions to improve its look and feel.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for deeply exfoliating the skin. This procedure is a good alternative for people who want improved skin tone and texture but are not ideal for chemical treatments. There are two types of microdermabrasion:

Fine Crystals Are Used

Crystal microdermabrasion is the process of applying very fine crystals to the face with gentle massage. Afterward, a device removes the crystals and all dead skin exfoliated during the massaging process by suctioning it away. New, younger-looking skin is exposed once the dead skin and crystals are removed.

Diamond Microdermabrasion

Diamond microdermabrasion is a more abrasive procedure than traditional microdermabrasion with crystals. Rather than just massaging the crystals into the face during application, diamond microdermabrasion uses a technique similar to sanding that uses more pressure to exfoliate the top layers of skin.

The tool used in this procedure is a diamond-tipped wand. Though the diamond microdermabrasion is more abrasive depending on pressure, the diamond tip is also more practical for use around sensitive areas of the face like the nose and eyes. In addition, because there are no loose crystals, there is no risk of crystals getting in your eyes and possibly damaging a cornea.

What Is Healing Like After Microdermabrasion?

Many people choose microdermabrasion because of its short recovery time. Patients can expect healing to feel like a very light sunburn for just a few days post-procedure. Some tightness, redness, and a slight peeling may happen in the first few days. Specialists recommend the continued use of moisturizers and sunscreens that are already a part of your skincare routine.

What Are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?

Because microdermabrasion is less invasive and does not generally include chemicals, it can be repeated with more frequency for better results. The procedure takes far less time than other skincare treatments, lasting around 30 minutes.

In addition, because it’s so short and pain-free, pain management is not required to keep patients comfortable. People who would benefit from this procedure are those with common minor problems such as uneven tone, texture, and pigmentation. Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion include improving the appearance of skin conditions such as:

  • Scarring
  • Stretchmarks
  • Complexion
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Enlarged pores

Contact Avalon Laser today to learn more about how microdermabrasion can meet your skincare needs.


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