If you’ve recently begun to suffer from wrinkles, you may have thought about microdermabrasion as an option. Most of us think of this procedure as one that has to be performed by a licensed physician. But there are actually two types: in office and at home. At home microdermabrasions can be considerably more affordable, however better results are often achieved with in office procedures.
Sessions are required for optimum results, usually in sets of about 6 to 10. The doctor first evaluates your skin for imperfections or otherwise problems, and you should feel free to speak up and tell them what your particular issues are, though they may notice things that you did not notice before. Then they will cleanse your skin, use a toner, and even give you goggles to protect the eyes. Then they use a wand and moving in small motions, blast crystals upt o remove dead skin cells and vaccum them up as you go. An average procedure lasts 15 minutes to an hour, and when finished, skin can often feel more sensitive than usual, but also softer.
If used right, microdermabrasion can get rid of or significantly diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and skin pigment discolorations and rejuvenate skin. Treatments are meant to be done 7-10 days apart. Costs vary, but it’s usually around $100 per treatment or higher. It is one of the most popular non surgical treatments for all of these problems. However, with 6-10 treatments, it will cost you in total about $600-$1000 in the space of just a few months.
In addition, if you are going to get an in office treatment, always be sure to check out your practitioner. Some are more experienced than others, and some are not even licensed to perform the procedure. Results can vary according to the practitioner. Second, make sure all aluminum dioxide is removed from the skin, and third use sunscreen and stay out of the sun after treatment. Your skin can be much more sensitive after treatment than usual. Finally, if you have sensitive skin, you should not use microdermabrasion at all.