Microdermabrasion is a simple and painless cosmetic procedure removing the top layer of the skin with exfoliation using abrasion and suction. Microdermabrasion involves spraying of fine crystals To exfoliate the skin and remove the dead cells. Microdermabrasion is a painless procedure and does not require any anesthesia and the recovery time is also very less. Any reputable parlour or dermatologist can perform microdermabrasion.
There are two types of microdermabrasion performed one is by using fine crystals sprayed on your face and vacuumed simultaneously. Another is by using a diamond tipped wand that removes the dead skin cells. A microdermabrasion procedure is very short and quick and takes a maximum of 15- 20 minutes and leaves your skin soft and glowing in just one sitting. You can get this procedure done every two weeks once or on a monthly basis.
Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion are :
- Makes your complexion smoother and brighter.
- Even tones your skin colour reducing pigmentation.
- Removes dullness and gives a glowy finish.
- Improves and reduces uneven skin texture.
- Removes age spots.
- Acne scars and dark spots are reduced.
- Skin tissue called melasma is also reduced.
- Enhances the result of any anti aging products.
- Also, it enhances the result of skin bleaching products.
Skin swelling, redness looking like sunburn, burning sensations, bruising can be seen after a session of microdermabrasion but it generally fixes on it’s own after a while. It’s advised not to get microdermabrasion done if you are on acne medication. Many microdermabrasion kits are available at stores but it’s always better to consult a dermatologist or any microdermabrasion professional for the procedure.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because it uses collagen production and other healing factors to treat different skin conditions. Collagen is an important skin protein that helps in keeping the skin youthful, smooth and firm but this protein often declines due to aging or skin injury or stretch marks. It uses multiple sterile, tiny needles to prick the skin. Microneedling is often used to deposit medication deeper into the skin or for eyelid surgery or to treat sun spots.
Microneedling can be beneficial for :
- Treating wrinkles as it makes the skin firm.
- Helps reduce scarring.
- Helps with acne and alopecia.
- Helps reduce skin pigmentation issues.
- Also reduces stretch marks and fine lines.
- Also, helps to remove excess Loose skin after weight loss or liposuction.
- Helps to treat chronic skin condition of rosacea.
- Helps rejuvenate skin.
- Reduces uneven skin tone.
- Closes large pores.
Microneedling may take a few sittings and 2-3 hours per sitting for better results. Home rollers are also available which claim to work the same way but a microneedling procedure is much more effective. Other scars on the other part of the body may also be treated using microneedling but it doesn’t treat hair loss issues even though collagen helps in hair growth. You face some skin irritation, redness, peeling or bleeding of skin after the procedure but it’s natural side effects and reduces itself. It’s advised to avoid microneedling if you are on acne medication, pregnant, have eczema or other skin diseases or got radiation therapy done. As microneedling is a less invasive procedure, the recovery time for this is much less than any other plastic surgery.
Before getting anything done to your skin it’s always better to consult a dermatologist or any other professional. Only go for these cosmetic procedures to well known reputable places because it’s your skin that’s in question. Ask the professional for any major risk or what the after treatment should be to take care of it. And as your skin is very sensitive to sun after the procedures, it’s advised to wear sunscreen.