Chemical peels and laser skin treatments can effectively reduce acne, but some people with sensitive skin experience a lot of discomfort from either procedure and may find that their skin takes several weeks to heal, which could interfere with working, wearing cosmetics, or feeling good about one's appearance. Microdermabrasion is a less invasive procedure and can rejuvenate skin cells, eliminate clogged pores, and trigger the acne treatment and healing process.
Microdermabrasion Is Administered In One Of Two Ways
There are two different ways that microdermabrasion treatments are performed. The first one involves firing tiny crystals underneath the top layer of skin. High pressure is utilized during the application process and aluminum oxide or a similar crystal type is used.
The other type of microdermabrasion involves using a wand that contains a crystal tip. The tip is rubbed over the facial skin and gently exfoliates the top layer of skin. With this type of treatment, crystals aren't released directly to the skin.
At the end of the treatment, the wand's built-in vacuum is used to remove debris from facial skin. The process that involves firing the crystals onto skin also requires the use of a vacuum to suction the materials that were initially deposited, as well as dead skin cells, dirt, and oils.
A Treatment Requires No Numbing And Pain Won't Be Problemati
If you have ever heard horror stories from some of your friends, that involved complicated facial procedures that burnt skin and resulted in agonizing pain once numbing agents wore off, you will be glad to know that you won't have to endure such a situation if you choose microdermabrasion. With this treatment type, a numbing agent is not necessary.
The treatment process does not inflict pain and you will only experience minor tugging or roughness as the procedure is being performed. After a treatment, your facial skin may be red or splotchy for several minutes. Avoid wearing makeup for the time being and allow your skin's natural radiance to shine through.
Because healthy skin cells are promoted with a microdermabrasion treatment, oily skin that is prone to breakouts may be a thing of the past. Also, after a treatment session, you may notice that acne scars or clusters of blackheads or pimples are not quite as prominent.
After the redness has faded on your face, apply a topical ointment that is designed for acne. The microdermabrasion treatment will increase cell production and allow the product to penetrate deeply into the lower layers of your skin.