Written by Dana Thomas Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:50
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-office by a trained skin care professional. It may also be performed at home using a variety of products which are designed to mechanically exfoliate the skin. Many salon machines and home-use machines use adjustable suction to improve the efficacy of the abrasion tool. Some cosmetics scrubs term themselves microdermabrasion but just do not compare to the real deal.
The first microdermabrasion unit was developed in Italy in 1985, using small inert aluminium oxide crystals to abrade the skin. In January 1997, the first microdermabrasion machine was being sold and marketed in the U.S. The diamond tip was introduced in 1999 and the bristle tip was introduced in 2005. The diamond tip and the bristle tip microdermabrasion machine let the tip get close to the eyes where as the older crystal abrasion could not be close to the eyes. Doctor’s offices, salons and spas usually offer microdermabrasion.
After microdermabrasion, skin will be sensitive to sun exposure. It is best to keep out of the sun and wear sunscreen at all times after the procedure. Microdermabrasion may be performed to decrease the appearance of superficial hyper pigmentation, and photo-damage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles and shallow acne scars. Removing the dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products by up to 50% and make-up will go on much more smoothly. Your skin will feel wonderful and if you want your back, legs, or anywhere on your body done, there are special tips for those areas. So get ready for spring with renewed skin. (Info for this article is from Wikipedia)
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