If you’ve ever read a celebrity magazine or beauty blog, you’ve probably heard of microdermabrasion. While it’s a popular procedure, it’s one that not many people know the mechanics of, but are certainly impressed by the results. Put simply, it’s a form of exfoliation that uses lots of tiny crystals, taking off the top layer of dead skin cells. Non-invasive, the procedure buffs and polishes the skin, and a gentle suction takes the loose cells away, leaving you with glowing skin.
Who can benefit?
Dermatologists might suggest microdermabrasion for a variety of skin disorders, including:
- Clogged pores
- Fine lines
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Age spots
However, it can potentially be used for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin. Anyone with one of the above issues should consult with an expert in microdermabrasion in Perth, as they can help you decide whether it’s the best option for your skin, and give you a proper aftercare routine.
At-home or in a clinic?
Microdermabrasion is coming into the mainstream, and there are now at-home options available. These machines can certainly help exfoliate your skin, but it’s worth noting that you won’t get the same results as professional microdermabrasion, as the machines aren’t nearly as powerful. When you visit a clinic, everything is sterilised, so the procedure is also safer and cleaner.
Some spas and even beauty parlours now offer microdermabrasion, but it’s much better left up to professionals. This is because they have deeper knowledge of how the skin reacts, and can ensure it’s the right treatment. Sometimes, an alternative such as botox in Perth might be more suitable, for example if you have deep lines, so it’s worth going to a professional skin clinic.
Number of treatments
The amount and frequency of treatments needed will depend on your skin. If you have a skin condition, the severity of your condition will help the dermatologist decide how often you need to come back. If you follow your aftercare routine, then you can often have longer intervals between visits.
Is it painful?
Many patients worry about whether microdermabrasion will cause pain before or after the procedure. Because tiny crystals are used, the procedure isn’t painful, although your skin might be a little more red and sensitive for a few hours afterwards. If you have a condition such as dermatographism, which causes welts to form when your skin is scratched, then it’s important to tell the person carrying out the procedure. They may suggest you take an antihistamine before microdermabrasion is carried out.
Microdermabrasion doesn’t give the dramatic results of a procedure such as a chemical peel, but for the majority of patients, it makes a noticeable difference to their skin. It can even pigments, clear whiteheads, and smooth skin, giving you a refreshed look. For maximum benefit, you still need a regular skincare routine, and visiting a skin clinic will help you get the right aftercare.
If you’d like to find out more about whether microdermabrasion is right for you, simply call the experts at Skinicity Skin Centre in Perth on +61 8 9386 9699.