When it comes to beauty treatments, Melbourne beauty lovers may find themselves a little embarrassed if they don’t fully understand a particular option. Your beauty technician may have recommended microdermabrasion, and you may have been a little afraid to ask. The term microdermabrasion sounds like a highly invasive procedure that makes it sound very daunting. However, it is actually a safe beauty treatment that provides excellent exfoliation for resurfacing the skin. Here we will explore the treatment in greater depth, so you can have the details you need to make an informed decision.
The Microdermabrasion Basics:
Microdermabrasion uses non-allergenic crystals to remove the outer layers of dead cells on your skin. A handset directs the crystals over the targeted area including specific treatment zones. There is then a mild suction applied to draw away the crystals and any skin debris. This is a non-invasive and chemical free way to improve your complexion, revealing healthier and younger looking skin. Additionally, as the body produces a new layer of skin, there is increased elastin and collagen production, so the overall elasticity of the skin is improved.
With microdermabrasion treatment at your beauty salon, Melbourne beauty lovers could find that a wide range of skin issues could be addressed. It can be an effective treatment for acne, with the appearance of breakouts being smoothed or cleared in a matter of a few weeks. Microdermabrasion can also be used as an anti ageing treatment. It can address wrinkles and fine lines that create an ageing skin. The exfoliation leaves skin looking smoother and fresh immediately.
Microdermabrasion can also help if you have uneven skin tone or tired, dull looking skin. Since the process speeds up the normal rate of the body’s skin renewal, it can rid you of dull patches, blotchy skin or unwanted pigments for a glowing complexion.
Microdermabrasion is not just a facial treatment; it can also be used on other areas of the body to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Stretch marks can affect different areas of the body on people of all ages. The problem area can be targeted to not only improve the skin surface but stimulate collagen and elastin to eliminate the stretch marks.
The Benefits and Downsides:
Microdermabrasion treatments can take as little as thirty minutes to create a revitalised look immediately. Over a course of treatments, acne and scarring can be significantly reduced, and fine lines can be eliminated.
If your treatment is performed by a fully qualified technician, you should feel nothing more than slight skin tightness after the treatment, but there may be mild redness. These side effects normally subside in 24 hours. In some cases, the treatment may trigger issues in a problematic skin, such as an acne breakout or pimples. However, this is a temporary reaction and is a sign that the treatment is taking effect.