Man is naturally vain. Caring for one’s skin and working for a better one is not a sin. The integumentary system is the largest system in the human body; neglecting it will lead to detrimental results. In history, man has evolved in terms of technique on how he sees it fit for his skin to be taken care of. Various products have been introduced, through the years, and with technology, man has become accustomed to trusting the use of machines to care for their skin. Micro dermabrasion is only one of the many techniques, available in Dermatology. This article aims to enlighten people about its usefulness.
The history of microdermabrasion
In 1985, the first micro dermabrasion unit was developed. This was in Italy and they made use of aluminum oxide crystals. A year after, it was developed by other European countries, and it has been an accepted exfoliation machine, since. More and more similar machines have been developed since its introduction, but it was not until 1996, that the FDA approved the microdermabrasion units as safe for use.
In no less than a year after that, the machine began selling to the public and it has seen even better improvements. Two years after, in 1999, the diamond tip was incorporated with the design and in 2005, an even more advanced tip was introduced. The newest model of this machine is referred to as the dermanew facial rejuvenation system. This product is widely sold in the market, today, and it has allowed people to perform microdermabrasion procedures at home.
Understanding how it works
This method makes use of crystals, stones, shells and rocks, as well as particle-free bristle and diamond tips, to give the patient smoother and younger skin. Since it was introduced in the market, it has become more and more popular; definitely overtaking what chemical peel and other procedures have achieved.
• It is basically a procedure to remove partial or complete dead outer layers of the skin. Diamond microdermabrasion works by scraping off dead cells, and although it sounds rather painful, many patients have had quite favorable experiences with it.
• The procedure usually runs for about thirty minutes, and since it is a rather simple procedure, it will not require the use of anesthetics.
• Its action is quite superficial, and therefore non-invasive, so patients do not have to be prescribed with pain medicines after their session.
• In comparison to the other procedures available, it is the most affordable. It is probably one of the reasons why it is gaining more and more followers through the years; what with the different improvements it has gone through, as well.
What to expect after the treatment
When you subject yourself to anything, you do this because you want to believe in what it can do for you. You go to lengths to make your skin beautiful, so you demand to get results. When you choose to go on the microdermabrasion route, you should understand what you are getting yourself into. As already mentioned above, the procedure makes use of microscopic crystals to remove dead skin, and this results to some improvement in the blood circulation, the stimulation of the production of elastin and collagen and the regeneration of new skin cells. After going through several sessions, therefore, you can expect to observe the following things:
• A decrease in the formation of mild acne scars, blemishes, sun spots and pimples
• A reduction in the development of wrinkles, fine lines and other skin tone irregularities/
• It can also provide solutions to cases of hyperpigmentation or sebaceous hyperplasia.
• It helps get rid of clogged and enlarged pores, whitehead and blackheads, as well as your mild acne scars.
It gives you younger, softer, smoother skin. You will, definitely look so much healthier. You can expect some redness and mild irritation after the procedure, but these symptoms are temporary, and are usually deemed to be the signs that the procedure is already working on your skin.
The results that can be obtained by this procedure is so fantastic that people get so addicted to it. Especially if you have thought yourself hopeless, some resolution can cause some desperation, so patients tend to subject themselves to microdermabrasion more often than they should.
How often should one use this treatment on themselves? The answer to this question is governed by simple questions. For instance, one’s skin type will dictate the specific need of an individual. A person who has naturally sensitive skin, will have to schedule his or her sessions, far apart from each other. If you have a bigger need, say you have a lot of acne and scars to get rid of, you will have to schedule more sessions for yourself, under the supervision of an expert, of course. Try a few sessions and see how well it works for you. You can design a more precise treatment schedule, for yourself, according to the results that you obtain.
Every person’s skin is very unique from each other. You need to determine your skin’s capability, first, before you subject it to something.
Microdermabrasion vs chemical peal
Chemical peels are very painful procedures. In fact, most patients are required to set aside a short recovery period for themselves, after going through with the procedure. Pain killers are a sure option after chemical peels; and as mentioned above, this is definitely not the case with microdermabrasion.
Here are even more differences between the two procedures:
• Chemical peeling can help you get rid of blotchy skin, acne and acne scars, wrinkles and other skin damages. It, unfortunately, cannot improve the look of raised scars, even if you have gone through months of continued sessions.
• Microdermabrasion does not leave you with red, flaky and unsightly face. Chemical peels may be effective but since it comes with a very painful and uncomfortable healing period, many people think twice before going through with it
The skin is the largest system of the body. Taking care of it is going to be important because the state of your skin denotes age, stress levels and so many other things. What does your skin say about you?