Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Fresher Skin with Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is removal of the dead outermost layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) by passing a collection of fine medical grade crystals across the skin, which causes light abrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a safe and painless procedure that is used to remove sun damaged skin, remove or lessen scars or to treat acne. The treatment has a proven track record having been used to treat hundreds of thousands of patients over the past 10 years with fantastic results.

The two most common and recommended microdermabrasion procedures are:

Crystal microdermabrasion
Crystal microdermabrasion systems are the traditional treatment of choice and rely on tiny crystals that are blasted onto the skin to perform the exfoliating process.

Diamond microdermabrasion
Diamond microdermabrasion systems operate without the need for crystals. The exfoliation process occurs when a diamond tipped head makes contact with the skin and abrades against it.

Regardless of whether it is either the crystal or diamond microdermabrasion systems used, the dead skin cells are sucked away from the face.

The procedure itself typically takes around 20 minutes to complete and the results show through almost immediately. The procedure can take a little longer depending on the severity of the condition to treat and the requirements desired.

For the best results a course of treatments of microdermabrasion is normally recommended, though this will be discussed and advised at your first consultation.