What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion was provided in Italy in 1985 for the first time and then, it was utilized in many European countries as a method without side effects for the rejuvenation .
Microdermabrasion is a method in which a very fine crystal of the aluminum oxide with an adjusted pressure is contacted with the surface of the skin and creates a very superficial cut on the upper horny layers of the skin. In the meantime, a suction is done on the skin which collects the crystals from the surface of the skin and also enhance the blood flow to that part and activate the fibroblast cells and consequently, the skin will be restored and refreshed.
How the Microdermabrasion is Done?
For doing this procedure, first the skin is cleaned and all the makeup and fat are completely removed and then, based on the skin type and its lesion, the abrasion in different directions and on various parts is done in a time period which is determined by the doctor. The required time is about 20 to 30 minutes in the face and 20 minutes in the neck.
What are the Usages and Advantages of Microdermabrasion?
1- Removing the age spots
2- Removing and cleaning the blackheads
3- Refreshing the face skin
4- Thickening and hardening the skin because of collagenization.
5- Making the skin brighter
6- Microdermabrasion can be the cause of deeper penetration and better effectiveness of medicines and it increases the medicine effects up to 10 times.
7- Treatment of the delicate skin wrinkles and being helpful in removing the superficial scars such as acne scar
8- Enhancing the effectiveness of the topical medicines and being helpful in effectively treating the skin spots and the color differences on the skin surface like the vitiligo
9- Being helpful in treating the subcutaneous pimples
10- In oily skins, it controls the oil of the face and in dry skins, it motivates the activity of the glands and it will be helpful in softening and intenerating the skin
11- In red and sensitive skins, it decreases the skin sensitivity.
What are the Prohibitions of Using Microdermabrasion?
1- People who have herpes or wart on their face
2- People who are in the middle of neck radiotherapy
3- Patients treated with the oral isotretinoin
4- People who have done the face surgery in the last 2 months
5- Also, microdermabrasion is not appropriate for those people who used the Roaccutane or they have Psoriasis illness during the last 12 months
How Much and How Many Microdermabrasion Should Be Consumed?
Generally, it can be consumed from 1 to 4 weeks based on the doctor diagnosis and according to the type of problem that the person has and the number of sessions is from 4 to 6 sessions for the rejuvenation to 10 to 12 sessions for removing the spots and brightening the skin.
Recommendations Before and After the Microdermabrasion
Patients are supposed to prevent using the anti-spot and keratolytic medicines from two days before the treatment up to 72 hours after the treatment and after the microdermabrasion, they are
supposed to use the sunscreen with the high SPF and with the time intervals of 3 hours. Using the hot water up to 24 hours after the treatment is forbidden. Some actions like decoloring, threading the face, using the wax , etc. are allowed 3 to 4 days after the microdermabrasion. Men are supposed to shave 3 to 4 hours before the microdermabrasion and if they want to shave, it will be possible 12 hours after the microdermabrasion.
What are the Advantages of Microdermabrasion?
1- The most important advantage of the microdermabrasion is the point that the mentioned technique is completely without side effects.
2- Microdermabrasion can be done at short time intervals. This method can be done in the skins with different colors and even very dark skins.
3- This method is without any pains and it does not need any topical anesthesia or anesthetics.
4- Microdermabrasion method is fast and simple and because of this reason, it is called “exfoliating during the lunch”