Many people have now heard of the skin care treatment called microdermabrasion as it is one of the most popular skin care treatments in both Europe and America at the moment. Microdermabrasion employs the use of a special machine which creates a strong circular flow of air down a tube out through a wand and onto the face and then back up into the machine. Fine medical grade aluminum oxide crystals are mixed into the air to remove the top layer of dead skin cells which are collected, along with the crystals, back into the machine.
Microdermabrasion is a professional non-invasive cosmetic procedure which carries few risks if performed correctly by suitably qualified personnel. Though the process is rather simple a complete understanding of the skin is necessary to gain the most benefits from the treatments. Although it can now be performed by almost anybody in the comfort of their own home using equipment that costs around $200 the best results are often gained in the salon,spa or clinic. One of the most immediate benefits that you will notice is the increased tightness of the skin and the fresh look and feel of it.
Immediately following a session the skin can sometimes appear slightly red but this quickly settles to a healthy glow. Your skin will also have a nice sheen and far fewer open pores giving an incredibly youthful appearance which can improve of a course of treatments. Microdermabrasion is known to be extremely effective against acne.
One of the main symptoms of the skin that is associated with acne is the formation of what are called 'comedones'. A comedo is found in both blackheads and whiteheads as it is the pug which blocks the opening of the pore. Microdermabrasion can blast away these comedones and deep clean the skin to such a degree that the risk of a fresh outbreak of acne in that area is vastly reduced.
There has been much written about how great microdermabrasion is for curing acne. Unfortunately it is not used extensively in this field and there are a great many people who would find such treatment to be "the miracle cure" they have been waiting for. Acne is a devastating illness which has a profound effect upon a sufferers life. So great is the effect that many sufferers spend small fortunes on acne remedies. By treating unaffected areas of skin it is possible to vastly reduce the amount of acne to the point that it has almost disappeared and, together with other acne treatments it can be brought under control. Of course there are many other treatments for acne and much depends on your skin as to how effective these acne treatments can be.
One treatment may work wonders on one person but fail terribly on a another. Obviously the more treatments that are available the better and because microdermabrasion is proving so effective against acne it is quickly becoming the treatment of preference for really bad cases. Microdermabrasion has also been clinically proven to vastly reduce the visibility of acne scars and, in some cases, it has even managed to removed mild acne scars completely. However the treatment is most well known for the incredible way in which it can remove fine lines, spider lines and fine wrinkles. Although the effects vary depending on the skin treated most people notice a clear improvement after only a few sessions. After about 10 sessions virtually everyone can see an incredible improvement that can then be maintained by regular "top up" treatments.
Because microdermabrasion has so many benefits it is one of the most popular skin treatments available. Most people in the world would benefit from regular treatments and as the popularity increases more and more places offer it as a service. This increases competition and drives down the price. In some areas, where competition is high, virtually anybody can afford to incorporate the treatment into their skin care regime. Have you checked the prices in your area recently?.
Today it is possible to have microdermabrasion in the comfort of your own home with many "At Home Microdermabrasion Kits" available at very reasonable prices.