Sunday, June 8, 2008

Microdermabrasion - in your doctor's office or at home?

Microdermabrasion makes your skin look and feel smoother and look fresher and brighter by exfoliating dead skin cells. It may also diminish the appearance of skin discolorations such as from acne and works best on fine lines and wrinkles, but it is not meant for deep lines.

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Microdermabrasion is performed by using a small wand which expels tiny crystals onto the skin. It loosen dead skin cells which are then removed by a small vacuum. The whole process takes about 5-10 minutes. In the beginning, four or five treatments over a few months are recommended followed by monthly maintenance. Each microdermabrasion treatment costs from $100-$300.

As the microdermabrasion industry is not governed according to the law, if you are considering microdermabrasion, be careful when selecting a practitioner. Some side effects that have occurred include abrasions, scrapes and burns. Performed properly, microdermabrasion should be relatively painless.

Micro Dermabrasion at home, Less Expensive

A much less expensive alternative is an at-home microdermabrasion kit. They are milder than those in office procedure but they should not be used more than once a week and be sure to follow the directions exactly.

microdermabrsaion before and after
Microdermabrsaion-before and after

Susan Lucci's Youthful Essence one of the popular mocrodermabrasion product, developed by Beverly Hills skin care specialists Dean and Amby Rhoades, Youthful Essence personal microdermabrasion system was created for their celebrity clients who wished to maintain the professional salon treatment effects at home. The kit includes a compact, easy-to-use microdermabrasion resurfacing tool, special applicator sponges and a Resurfacing Cream containing finely ground mineral crystals and antioxidants to gently exfoliate your skin. The full kit includes a Cleansing Facial Wash, Facial Mist & Toner, and Daily Protection Moisturizer with SPF 15.

Susan Lucci's Youthful Essence
Susan Lucci's Youthful Essence

L'Oreal ReNoviste Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel Kit is a 3-step peel process with 10% glycolic acid to renew and exfoliate skin.

Another most popular home microdermabrasion product is Neutrogena Advanced Solutions At Home MicroDermabrasion System, which includes a Micro-Oxide Crystallized Cream containing aluminum-oxide crystals similar to those used by salons and dermatologists, a two-speed System Applicator and two Soft Foam Sponge Heads.


Anonymous said...

In the past, microdermabrasion was carried out using abrasive crystals. However, in the last decade, it has become more common to use a wand with a roughened surface. This procedure requires no medical oversight and is commonly used in conjunction with facial spa treatments. These days there are a multiplicity of machines available for microdermabrasion.

Anonymous said...

The microdermabrasion treatment is painless and quite relaxing, very much like a deep facial. Most patients describe the sensation of light scratches on their skin as the small crystals hit the skin. After the treatment, special toners and moisturizer creams are applied to the face and massaged. Patients face may be slightly red after the treatment but it is very mild and goes away in less than an hour.

john said...

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Dina Eliopoulo said...

Microdermabrasion treatments are the leading non-surgical, no down-time method to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes and pigmentation. It can be done either at home or professionally.

alvispetter said...

Microdermabrasion does not usually require a alertness above-mentioned to treatment. This blazon of derma awakening is acclimated to amusement ablaze scarring, discoloration and sun damage and there's even microdermabrasion for stretch marks.


biswa said...

wooooh Its beautyful recover to the face.Ask both doctor and see what they say but you should probably wait another week or 2 if possible.

rupertnrupert said...

For old spots, dark circles, wrinkles removal Microdermabrasion is the best treatment. There are no side effects of this treatment. It is done at the upper layer of the skin.