Skin Polishing or microdermabrasion is a fairly simple, easy, painless, non-invasive, skin rejuvenation procedure using a combination of a fine abrasive tip of diamond and vacuum suction applied to the skin. Typically there are no needles or anesthetics required for microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin. Microdermabrasion is often compared to the feeling of a cat licking the skin- a rough but gentle texture. Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last anywhere from 5–15 minutes. Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion and most people immediately return to daily activity after a session that's why it is also called as a 'lunch time procedure'. Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion. Since there is an often immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, irritating products like glycolic acids or fragranced creams and lotions are typically avoided right after the procedure.
Microdermabrasion may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, and photo-damage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and shallow acne scars. A further benefit of microdermabrasion is enhanced skin penetration by other skin creams and serums, that's why we perform it in combination with other cosmetic procedures like Medical Facials. Removing dead skin (startum corneum of the epidermis) will aid in the penetration of skin care products and medications by up to 10-50%.
In what cases is microdermabrasion used?
- Thin wrinkles and facial lines
- Facial and body (chest, hands etc.) pigmented patch treatment
- Skin defects due to sun exposure
- Hyperkeratosis (skin thickening)
- Skin roughness reduction
- Acne scars and skin wound scars reduction
- Cleansing and fat content reduction of oily skin
- Anti-aging and skin tonus boost
- Pregnancy stretch marks removal
- Blackheads removal
- Post surgical scar removal
- Treatment of pigmented patches like melasma and senile patches
- Seborrheaic keratosis