What Is Microdermabrasion and Why Do I Need It?

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Microdermabrasion is one of those beauty treatments that is so hot right now – and thanks to a couple of competitive chains, it’s a relatively inexpensive treatment these days. Short of just knowing that microdermabrasion makes your skin “glow”, there are still a lot of ladies who aren’t really sure of what a micro actually is, and are therefore reluctant to take the plunge. Well, Jane has taken the guesswork out of it and done the first-hand research for you!

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion treatments speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation process and improve the texture and quality of your skin, while also promoting lymphatic draining. A small microdermabrasion handpiece (that feels a bit like a rock) is passed over the face to loosen and remove the upper layer of dead skin cells, while the vacuum suction helps to lift these skin cells and impurities such as blackheads, whiteheads, and congestion off the skin. This allows your new, healthy skin to shine through leaving your skin brighter, smoother and softer to touch.

This process increases blood flow underneath the skin to allow the skin to produce collagen and elastin. Not only is this treatment great for anti-ageing, it will also speed up cell turnover to help with the texture and clarity of the skin. By doing this, new skin cells will come to the surface creating an extreme radiance and smoother softer appearance.

Why should I try microdermabrasion?

By removing dead skin cells frequently with microdermabrasion treatments, it will allow products to penetrate further into the skin. This allows your preferred skincare products to focus on keeping the skin cells healthy which will keep the skin looking refreshed and radiant for longer.

A course of treatments is recommended for all skin concerns, including:

  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Congestion
  • Scarring
  • Anti-ageing
  • Rejuvenation

What to expect after a microdermabrasion?

After your treatment, your skin will look a bit flushed (and fair enough, you’ve just scrapped some dead skin off) but will feel smooth as a baby’s bottom. The microdermabrasion treatment is helping your skin cells turn over quicker, so in the days after your treatment, expect to see a couple of small breakouts. It’s for this reason that you should never have a micro close to an event, I would say a week out is perfect timing.

With their popularity throughout the industry at the moment, there is no better time to give the humble microdermabrasion a run – have a look out on websites such as Laser Clinics Australia and Silk Laser Clinic for sales and book yourself in for smoother skin that glows.

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