Very often the upper dermal skin surface is damaged and congested. This causes the overall surface of the face to look hard and skin appears course and dry. This happens over time and contributes to the tired look associated with aging. No amount of make up or moisturiser will help. Even injections cannot rectify this problem. Congested dead skin must be gently abraded away to reveal the new skin cells underneath. During diamond microdermabrasion , the congested, dry, damaged dead skin is removed to reveal the younger skin underneath. Skin glows with renewed youth and vitality.
Microdermabrasion physically removes the upper layers of skin. These tissue like layers contain the dead and damaged cells which often lead to dull skin. Instantly skin is brighter and renewed. Microdermabrasion creates an even base for makeup which is why many make up artists call it "The Photoshop Facial" since it makes the skin dewy and perfect. It is especially recommended for oily skin.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion:
- Remove congestion
- Reduce spots and breakouts
- Remove sun damage in the upper dermal layer
- Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- Increase hydration
- Reduce ingrown hairs (follicular impaction)
- Create an improved base for makeup
- Control oil and shine to create matt skin
Moisturizers help to keep the skin moist and rejuvenated and can be a great complement to microdermabrasion. But it is important to use the right product to moisturise and reduce flaking.
If you have spent any time in the sun, whether out for a jog or at the beach, you have sun damage. Cleansing and exfoliating will help remove some of the dead skin cells that become trapped in the pores that can ultimately lead to acne. But not even close to the extent that microdermabrasion can achieve this. Some people describe microdermabrasion as a superfacial and it has been said that one treatment is the equivalent of 3 ordinary facials in one.
Microdermabrasion has become an extremely popular treatment for one simple reason. It works better than any facial or lunchtime peel. It leaves the skin radiant and renewed and results are noticeable after just one treatment.
What Is Diamond Microdermabrasion?
Diamond microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment whereby a diamond tipped wand is moved gently over the skin to abrade away years of congested dead skin cells, sun damage, pigmentation, black heads and to open and release trapped hair and follicles in the skin.
Diamond Microdermabrasion is the most advanced type of microdermabrasion treatment. Depending on the brand and technology of microdermabrasion machine that is used, the treatment process can vary. Often, acne scars, fine lines, pigmentation and sun damage can be fully cleared away after 5 treatments.
You can find home microdermabrasion "kits", but these are usually just topical and will not give you the same incredible results that a professional microdermabrasion machine can offer.
The main benefit of diamond microdermabrasion compared to the original crystal method is that there are no air borne particles to irritate eyes and cause bacteria to spread.
This technique is unlike chemical peels, laser skin treatments, and other microdermabrasions because it is non-invasive, which means that it can be used in sensitive regions, such as around the eyes to remove crow's feet and other fine lines that develop. There are home microdermabrasion options available, but for best results, its advised that you seek out professional diamond microdermabrasion.
Q: Is There Any Downtime After a Treatment?
A: Microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle procedure with very little downtime. However mild redness may occur for up to 48 hours in some cases. You will need to protect your skin with moisturizer and sunblock for 24 hours after the treatment and may experience mild redness and peeling. However, you can return to work immediately, which is why many people choose to have microdermabrasion treatments on their lunch hour.