The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
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Living in San Antonio you are probably in the hot sun quite often even without realizing it. Do you commute to work, garden regularly, or shop in strip malls for long periods of time? Without proper sun avoidance and proper sunscreen application you can become affected by the sun with sun spots, wrinkles and other skin blemishes. A series of Microdermabrasion treatments and proper sun habits can have your skin looking healthy and young in a matter of weeks.
Microdermabrasion has been around since the 1980’s as a non-medical procedure often performed in salons and health spas to treat skin maladies, blemishes and wrinkles. The process helps keep the skin looking young and vibrant. It is the first step in a line of procedures to keep you looking healthy such as other more invasive procedures including plastic surgery.
The original technology used aluminum oxide crystals blown through a wand with a suction that would remove the skin cells and crystals. It can be thought of as sand blasting of the skin. This process only removes the very top layers of the skin, the dermis, usually is not painful like a chemical peel can be and can be repeated fairly often for a continued healthy look. The newest technology is called ‘diamond microdermabrasion’ because it uses diamond-tipped wands, achieves the same result but without the slight discomfort of the crystal wand and without the crystal residue.
The best part about getting microdermabrasion is that anyone with any skin type or color can receive it from a qualified technician. Even fair skinned or sensitive skinned individuals can benefit from this procedure without the usual worries. The equipment can be calibrated to skin type, sensitivity and color to ensure a safe procedure on anyone.
The known benefits of this process are due mainly to how the procedure is done. It strips away the upper or top most layer of skin including fine wrinkle lines, small blemishes, light sun damage and opens clogged pores from acne. By removing this top layer of skin and peeling back the upper most damage parts of skin it also allows for new, fresh skin cells to form. While this process is starting proper creams or lotions are also more effective because they can penetrate into the skin farther and support the growth of new skin cells as well.
Tips: Stop taking medications that effect skin sensitivity such as Retinol-A, confirm with your physician. Stop smoking, at least in preparation for the procedure. Avoid skin care products with retinol-a, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Avoid other activities that could damage your skin further. Use proper skin lotions or creams as suggested by a doctor or your microdermabrasion san antonio specialist. If you break out in a rash, boils or acne the day before your treatment, notify the centre to possibly rebook your appointment. By keeping these tips in mind your procedure will be more effective and your skin will look even healthier.