Normally our skin renews every 30 days. As we grow older, this process slows down and less skin cells are created. The skin can get a dull tint and fine lines may start to develop. A microdermabrasion treatment improves skin structure and skin condition.
Within dermatology and skin therapy, microdermabrasion is widely used. This technique will accelerate the degradation of dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. Microdermabrasion can be used in the following skin conditions:
- Futile, dry and rough skin.
- Pigment stains. (non-hormonal)
- Sun-damaged skin.
- Active acne skin, oily skin.
- Acne scars.
- Fine lines, relaxed skin and shallow wrinkles.
- Clogged, enlarged pores.
- Smokers skin.
Different depth effects
Level I: Removal of superficial dead skin cells.
The skin may be sensitive for a few days and feel like walking in the wind or sitting in the sun.
Level II: Deep skin of the epidermis (up to the leather skin).
This is a deeper treatment that is performed in a thicker skin or if aggressive treatment is needed.
Level III: Deep treatment up to the leather skin.
Aggressive treatment where the skin is removed into the living skin cell layer. After treatment, point bleeding will be visible.
How does the skin look after treatment?
After treatment, the skin is red and sometimes there may be small shaving wounds or red stripes. This depends on the skin condition and the intensity of the treatment. After 24 hours most redness is gone. Usually after 2 days the skin flakes lightly.
Number of treatments
Every peeling you undergo will produce skin enhancement and make the skin feel fresh and soft. The number of treatments depends on the skin problem and the intensity and penetration depth that can be treated. For the best results, at the beginning of the treatment it is recomended to repeat the treatment every 2 weeks. On average, 5 to 12 treatments are required. The skin therapist will make the treatment plan appropriate to the problem.
One week before treatment, no resins in the area to be treated, no laser or IPL treatment. The skin should not have a deep tan (no sunbathing).
You can soothe out and restore the skin with the recommended creams. It is important to protect the skin well from the sun up to 4 weeks after treatment. Up to 3 days after treatment, no retinoids, fructones (AHAs) or benzoyl peroxide may be used in the treated area.
Microdermabrasion can produces a few complications: The risks of scars and hyperpigmentation are low. There will be no treatment if there is a cold sore.