Microdermabrasion is a popular, non-invasive, chemical free salon treatment which uses a machine to gently exfoliate to brighter skin.
How does the machine work?
The machine will first cycle tiny crystals with high pressure at the tip, and the cyclone-like flow will exfoliates the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. The machine will then “vacuum” the exfoliated skin and the same time extract impurities.
The obvious benefits are the regeneration of the skin and removal of dead skin cells and impurities — this helps with brightening skin and nipping the problems which will cause acne and large pores in the bud.
The “vacuum” motion also stimulates circulation and lymphatic flow. This allows the skin to better absorb the goodness of skincare products and the better oxygen flow of the skin also improves elasticity.
Results and side effects
Microdermabrasion treatments are usually done across at least 6 to 10 sessions, at weekly or bi-weekly frequencies. Just like most treatments, a long term routine must be planned to see accurate and longer term results.
After the procedure your skin will be dry and more sensitive. Be sure to moisturize with non-comedogenic moisturizer and slap on sufficient sunscreen. Additionally, the use of vitamin creams, AHA creams or enzyme creams is also recommended to further improve the complexion.
Where & How
Aesthetic clinics and salons offer microdermabrasion facials at around S$150 for a 1-hour treatment session.
Alternatively, there are also many at home treatment devices in the market, such as the PMD Personal Microderm International.