Microdermabrasion is one of today’s most popular nonsurgical anti-aging treatments and is available at Ragdoll Hair and Beauty. This method of physical exfoliation involves buffing away the surface layer of your skin while simultaneously vacuuming up dead cells, oil, and other yucky debris that’s trapped in your pores. The benefits of microdermabrasion are many. It removes dull skin, softens fine lines, smoothes out coarse skin texture, reduces acne and pore size, fades scars and brown spots, and stimulates cell turnover and the creation of collagen. “You can adjust both the pressure and the suction strength depending on the patient’s needs. With a lot of pressure, I can take off the entire top layer of skin,” explains our beauty therapist Geri.
There are two types of microdermabrasion, crystal and non-crystal. Crystal microdermabrasion blasts tiny medical-grade crystals across the skin’s surface. Non-crystal microdermabrasion uses a rough or diamond-tipped disc to slough the skin. “I don’t think there’s any advantage to the patient from one method to the other. It’s basically about the preference of the expert who is administering the treatment,”
Microdermabrasion is effective on all skin types and skin tones, and offers a great alternative to chemical peels for anyone with sensitive skin or who’s pregnant and wants to avoid harsh ingredients. It’s also great for people who have a lot of acne, whiteheads, and blackheads. Microdermabrasion is a great way to open up pores, get them clean and prepare the skin for better penetration of prescription anti-acne products.
So, basically, everyone can enjoy the benefits of microdermabrasion. But, as always, discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities with your doctor before starting a treatment.
The microdermator machine has a wand at the end of which is a 6 millimeter head (that’s slightly larger than a pencil eraser) that has either the crystals or rough disk that will exfoliate your skin. As the wand is moved methodically over your skin, you may feel a slight gritty tugging sensation, similar to the lick of a cat’s rough tongue, but otherwise there is no discomfort. Once the microdermabrasion is complete, a hydrating cream is usually applied to dry or normal skin and anti-acne medicine would be used to treat blemish-prone skin. There is also virtually no downtime
February 9, 2020