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What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion

Plastic surgery is probably one of the fastest growing specialties of medicine. It is helping to ease cosmetic concern in both the young and the elderly via the development of new techniques and practices. A part of the body that causes a lot of stress to people in such a way is the skin and more-so the surface of the face and neck. Blemishes in these areas, which include acne, scars, wrinkles and discolored skin, affect not only our physical appearance but also our all-important self-esteem and confidence. The process of microdermabrasion as explained above is a new type of procedure that, along with previous ones, can now help alleviate these problems.

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical technique which is obviously non-invasive and is accessible in plastic surgery clinics, spas, and private health clinics. The process involves using a rough surface to remove (abrase) the upper-most surface of the skin (the part with the blemishes). The abrasive surface can consist of zinc, aluminum oxide crystals, and even micro-diamond (more expensive) surfaces.

As the outer most layer of skin (also known as the stratum cornea) is scraped off in dust form, it is sucked off immediately with a small vacuum device. Microdermabrasion is entirely safe and does not have any unwanted side-effects because this layer of skin is just dead – and will not detrimentally affect the healthy skin lying underneath it. It doesn’t change the muscles, fascia, tendon sheath, or nerves, so anesthetic is not required.

Although microdermabrasion may sound like a heaven-send to those who have had difficulty using other skin cleansing techniques; there are some things it cannot do. It doesn’t get rid of thick, coursing wrinkles, strong discoloration or deep scars.

With smaller blemishes, however, your skin will be smoother, cleaner and will be left looking more natural. There will be a reduction in the number of fine lines and wrinkles, scars and acne.

Like I already said, microdermabrasion is an excellent alternative to invasive skin surgical procedures that encompass the ever controversial field of plastic surgery. Just remember to keep in mind the drawbacks or the treatment, and the efficacy of the treatment providers.

For more information on this topic, our site at Skin Care by Robyn is your one-stop source for all that is microdermabrasion; even product reviews and price listings are available- with continual updates.