More popular than an acai bowl with a low fat soy mocchachino on the Gold Coast, microdermabrasion’s are fast becoming the trendy new pamper procedure, but what exactly is it doing? How regularly should you be getting it done? When will my boyfriend notice my new haircut? Grab yourselves a pen and paper, I’m about to unmask a few of these mysteries.
Microdermabrasion- lets just break down the word Micro (small) Derm (skin) Abrasion (Abrasion-but you got that part). A microdermabrasion is a procedure in which very, very, very small crystals are sprayed on the skin to gently remove the outer layer of the skin. Simply put, it is a skin rejuvenation procedure. It feels like a vacuum moving over your face and you leave feeling like you’ve really revitalised your skin. If your regular physical at home exfoliation is level 1, a microdermabrasion is a level 4. Not as strong as a straight dermabrasion (lets call that level 8) but definitely a major step up from your at home situation.
It helps with things like;
- Minimising pore size
- Decrease the appearance of superficial hyper pigmentation
- Improve the absorption of skin care by up to 50%
- Diminish fine lines
- Shallow acne scarring
Is it an essential?
Clients under 25 not necessarily….
Clients over 25 yes!
For anyone under 25, your skin regenerates by itself on a monthly cycle. New skin cells rise to the surface of the dermis all by themselves (cleaver little cells). Sometimes, microdermabrasion can have a stressing effect on young skin, as it tries to keep up the production of cells, and create more trouble than good.
Over 25’s are starting to develop different skin. By the time they reach 40, their skin turn over process will start to become more of a 2 monthly cycle. Microderm’s will help speed this up- which is why clients will say it makes their skin look younger! Eureka!
My best recommendation for younger skins is to think about the other amazing facials and exfoliation procedures out there! I would highly recommend facials that contain fruit enzyme peels they are gentle but still tick all of the big boxes (pore minimising, brightening, scar reducing).
Obviously its up to you what you do with your skin, you know it best and are the best person to asses weather a procedure like this is good or bad for you skin.