Microdermabrasion Benefits and Side Effects

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In this day and age, treating skin related problems with noninvasive procedures is the norm. Gone are the days when surgery was the only real option to deal with skin trouble. There are numerous procedures that can cater to several skin related issues all by themselves.

One such procedure is known as microdermabrasion. It is able to treat a host of skin conditions that can be very annoying. In the following lines, we shall learn more about how microdermabrasion works and which conditions can be treated with it.

How it works?

Microdermabrasion works with the help of a handheld device that sprays the skin with tiny crystals for the purpose of exfoliating the top layer of the skin. This helps in starting the healing process in a rush. As new skin is formed to replace the older skin, it is healthier and has fewer issues.

The production of Collagen which is an extremely important protein for the skin is also increased. As the production of collagen continues to improve, the result is skin continuously getting better. A few microdermabrasion treatment can bring great results for any condition that it is being used to treat.

Conditions it treats

There is a long list of conditions that it can treat, lets have a look.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation issues are quite common around the world. People are bothered with freckles, vitiligo and melasma amongst other conditions. Microdermabrasion can be used to treat most of these conditions with good effect.

Fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles often appear as a person goes past fifty. For some they can appear earlier due to dehydration and consistent exposure to the sun. Microdermabrasion only in a few sessions can get rid of these fine lines and wrinkles and return the youthfulness to your appearance.

Scarring

There are different kinds of scars that can be taken care of with this treatment. These include scars from injury, surgery and those caused by acne. Even though the appearance may not be completely removed, it does a great job in reducing their visibility. Generally the scars cannot be seen without paying extra attention to them.

Side effects

It is a minimally invasive and has nearly no side effects. The common side effects are photosensitivity, itching, redness and swelling. While the photosensitivity lasts for a few days, the other issues go away within a day or two. It is important that you wear a sunscreen with a strong SPF after the procedure when you go out during day time.

 

Down time

There is no real downtime with the procedure and you can carry out your regular routine. The doctor may recommend avoiding certain chores depending on the kind of treatment you have received.

To learn more about Microdermabrasion or to schedule a procedure, visit us at Laser Skin Care. You can also get a free online consultation with our team of experts by filling in the form given below.

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