What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a quick, non-surgical and minimally invasive technique that will enhance the skin’s texture, making it appear radiant and rejuvenated. This is different from dermabrasion – which is a lot more aggressive, and is not commonly done today.
Microdermabrasion essentially involves gentle exfoliating on the surface of the skin, and is safe and effective for any skin type / color. What’s more, this is a painless process with almost zero downtime.
In this process, a rough diamond-tipped applicator with suction is used to buff away dead and damaged skin cells from the face, neck, arms and any other area that is being treated. After this procedure, the skin will look a lot brighter, softer and smoother – giving the impression of skin that’s clear, fresh and young.
The Different Types of Microdermabrasion
- Crystal Microdermabrasion
This is a traditional system of microdermabrasion – which entails application of micro-crystals onto the skin to exfoliate the skin.
- Diamond Microdermabrasion
It’s a modern system which doesn’t rely on the use of crystals. Instead, it uses an exfoliating tip to gently exfoliate 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the topmost layer (stratum corneum). This tip creates a gentle vacuum on the surface which sucks away dirt and dead cells. Once this is done, the skin feels noticeably fresh and young.