What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a nonintrusive skin care procedure that has steadily grown in popularity over the past five years. The way it works is very simple – a machine is used to remove the uppermost layer of skin to get rid of dead skin cells and clear up and treat the skin.

Typically, a machine is used which acts both to "blast" aluminum oxide crystals onto the skin and suck up used crystals and dead skin cells. The results are stunning and instant – right away you will notice that your skin has a fresher look, and a more radiant glow to it.

It will also cut back on the amount of damage done by sun to your skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, treat your pores and de-texture your skin, leaving you with a smooth surface and a youthful appearance.

Microdermabrasion has also been referred to as "power peeling" or particle resurfacing. The whole process is very simple and only takes you 20 to 30 minutes to complete it. Afterwards, there is no down time for recovery, and you're able to go about your normal course.

Typically, treatments are given in a series, and the price range goes from as low as $ 75 per session to upwards of $ 200. Currently, the national average is $ 135 per session. However, if you complete a series of sessions you may get a discounted rate. Also, your cost per session will depend upon where you live.

This process is not very painful at all, and no local anesthesia is required to give to the patient. If the patient's skin is sensitive, then more treatments may be needed to achieve desirable results.

The only precaution you need to apply after your treatment is to make sure you stay out of extended exposure from the sun, and that you apply sunscreen, and make sure all of the dead skin cells and aluminum oxide crystals have been removed from your skin.

Finally, do not forget to explore the home options that are available to you when it comes to this treatment process. There are now a variety of different home treatment cares which include a microdermabrasion tool, applicator pad, and crystal cream which are used in conjuction to treat the skin.

In conclusion, I have given you some information about what microdermabrasion is, as well as some of the benefits and costs that are associated with this process.


Source by Steven P. Ross

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