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Micro Dermabrasion

There are many different ways in which the skin can be improved to look smoother, less wrinkled and on the whole much healthier than it might otherwise look without appropriate treatment.  Although there is no single cause for damaged skin there are a number of contributing factors that one might wish to consider as contributing to a desire for some cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures to ensure a health look to the skin.  Increasingly the aging population of many western nations has been turning to plastic surgery in cases because of the effect of the widespread media attention paid to celebrity plastic surgery.

One way of dealing with this problem is the procedure known as dermabrasion, however there is a less serious form of this procedure known as micro dermabrasion, sometimes also referred to as microdermabrasion.  Plastic surgery is at times known by some individuals, particularly when the outcomes are less successful than expected as some form of awful plastic surgery, but micro dermabrasion is a form of “Plastic Surgery” that is nowhere near as invasive as other, perhaps more stigmatized forms of cosmetic procedures.

Why Choose Micro Dermabrasion?

The aging process that affects skin and individual skin cells which die off dry out and generally contribute to the overall duller, less vital look to the skin, particularly around the face.  The most common complaint of individuals who are suffering from the aging process is the increase in wrinkles, particularly fine wrinkles around the eyes.  Although there are a number of alternative treatments to this procedure, they are often in the forms of types of moisturizers that advertise an at times miraculous prospective of improvement for aging and worn out skin.  One particularly un-invasive procedure that is available to people who are concerned with the look of their skin is microdermabrasion.

The procedure known as microdermabrasion looks to help the look of skin by casting off dead skin skills and helping to make the skin look healthier by stimulating the cells to further produce new ones.  The process of microdermabrasion does not involve any form of acids as in a chemical peel nor any type of lasers to improve the skin. 

What is Micro Dermabrasion?

The procedure occurs in a clinic that uses extremely fine crystals that shoot against the skin, creating the abrasion that removes the dead skin cells, that is the entire outer layer of the skin.  As the dead cells are abraded away there are small vacuums on the same device that stimulate the skin that it is suspected helps to stimulate the circulation of blood to the skin and is thought to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin.  A session of microdermabrasion generally lasts between half an hour and three quarters of an hour depending on the level of work that is required, tailored to the individual skin conditions of the person who is having the treatment performed.  As with low strength chemical peels, the skin difficulties that an individual may be trying to correct will not in most cases be able to be treated in a single session.  It is generally the case that if you are attending an appointment at a clinic you will have a number of sessions over a series of months, in the vast majority of cases lasting approximately half a year.  It is important not to rush the number of treatments as attempting to increase the number of treatments may be considered too fervent and could irritate the skin unduly.

Effects, Safety and Further Information

The results of microdermabrasion are for the most part well tolerated and are immediately seen to be effective immediately.  Although the skin will look healthier after only a single treatment, more severe elements such as acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines or other blemishes require further treatments but are generally seen to be less visible, even in the cases when the clinician is attempting to remove the visibility of scars.

For the vast majority of people this is an entirely safe and minor procedure as it can be done in approximately half an hour with about one hour before full recovery.  It should be noted that if you have any concerns regarding the safety of microdermabrasion or any other cosmetic procedure that you consult both the individual whom you are hiring, such as a clinician in the case of microdermabrasion, or ultimately, contact a certified and licensed health care professional such as your family physician.  However, it is generally thought that microdermabrasion is acceptable for all skin types, particularly due to the lack of chemicals used and the ability to test the effect of the treatment on a small portion of the skin before completing a full treatment, allowing for tests of the sensitivity and affects of the treatment on the skin.

The only cases where microdermabrasion may not be an appropriate choice is when individuals who either are experiencing severe acne or have current sores or unhealed wounds on the face.  In cases such as these it is extremely important to consult with the appropriate health care professionals in order to determine if this treatment is the correct choice in these situations.  It is also possible to find further information on this procedure by directly contacting a clinic and by speaking to the clinician who may have further documentation on hand for those considering this procedure to become as fully informed as they possibly can be.

In conclusion, it is understandable that a large majority of people will at some point look for a way of improving the look of their skin, particularly as the aging process occurs.  There are many ways of improving the look of skin, especially if there are scars, scars as a result of past acne, fine lines, wrinkles or any other number of skin conditions or blemishes that the individual undergoing these treatments may wish to correct.  Other options include chemical peels which are more invasive than this form of dermabrasion.  Microdermabrasion is a for the most part safe procedure that is well tolerated in most of the population and is a generally effective means of correcting these minor skin issues.