The Science of Microdermabrasion for Acne

Our skin is composed of many layers. It is basically the largest organ of our body and protects everything that is inside. That is why it is prone to diseases caused by free radicals and other dirt. The top most layer called the stratus corneum accumulates all the dirt thrown at us by the outside world.  It is the most vulnerable of all layers. This is where the method of microdermabrasion is done. It gently removes the stratus corneum. When this happens, the body senses it as a tenuous injury rushing to rescue. It then replaces lost cells with healthier and new ones.

Microdermabrasion is one of the leading innovations in skincare technology. It has replaced many skin procedures such as plastic surgeries, botox and chemical peels. When compared with dermabrasion, it has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Microdermabrasion presents lesser risks as opposed to dermabrasion. With dermabrasion you are given set of instructions to strictly follow before and after the procedure. All of it should be properly observed so to avoid complications and risks to health. Before undergoing dermabrasion, you are given numbing medicines or shots of anesthesia on the area to be treated. It takes more time for your skin to be completely healed after going through dermabrasion. Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia and takes a shorter time to heal.

It can also be done at salon and other smaller clinics while dermabrasion is done by professionals only. After the effect of anesthesia has faded, you’ll feel the pain of procedure. The skin may appear pinkish after microdermabrasion but it returns to normal within twenty-four hours. So if you are one of those people who have low tolerance on pain, microdermabrasion is the best solution for your skin. It is also a milder procedure compared to dermabrasion. It is just like exfoliation but a bit more intensive.

Microdermabrasion has been also dubbed as “instant facelift”. It works on all skin type and colors too. Dermabrasion only works on skin that is fairer in shade. With darker skin, it leaves white marks and scarring. Microdermabrasion makes tenuous alterations and slight discolorations. One downside is that it is not effective on deeper acne scars. The crystals that is used to sand the skin can also cause allergies to some. It also causes dryness and tightness on your skin. That is why you are advised to use moisturizers. Also, avoid sun exposure or use sunscreen when you go out.