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The beauty industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world today. Not only do women tend to spend thousands on specialized treatments to help them look young and beautiful, but, in the modern world, men also tend to spend a lot of money on beauty products in order to attend to their outer appearance. There are numerous issues that can affect the skin, ranging from simple problems like a few acne breakouts, skin that is too dry or, of course, oily skin. Unfortunately, these problems are not always insignificant, but can sometimes turn out to be truly detrimental – for example, when acne becomes severe, it can cause problems with the physical appearance of an affected individual; thus causing them to experience a blow to their self-esteem. Severe acne is also known to leave behind scarring, which can lead to permanent imperfections in the skin.
Scarring and marks on the skin are unpleasant cosmetic concerns. Individuals who experience these problems often feel self-conscious. Many other psychological complications may also develop due to the appearance of such marks on the skin. Fortunately, dermatological advancements have introduced various options that can be utilized to address marks on the skin, but not all procedures are equally effective.
Microdermabrasion has been presented as a safe way to effectively reduce the appearance of different marks and scars that affect the skin. Scientific studies have also been conducted on this dermatologic procedure.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is considered a non-invasive treatment that is performed by licensed dermatologists. The procedure utilizes tiny crystals that act as exfoliators. When microdermabrasion is performed, it removes the skin’s superficial layer, which primarily consists of dead skin cells. The procedure causes the body to start replacing the skin cells that were lost during the procedure.
What Are The Benefits Of Microdermabrasion?
There are numerous advantages that can be obtained from a Microdermabrasion. The particular benefits that a person would be able to experience when they choose to opt for a Microdermabrasion depend on the specific condition they need treated through this particular procedure. Whether or not a Microdermabrasion may be appropriate or successful for a particular individual will also depend on the condition being treated, as well as how severe the condition is.
One of the most important benefits that a person can expect from a Microdermabrasion is the fact that this procedure removes any dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin. This is done through the application of a minimally invasive instrument that causes the top layer of the skin, where dead cells are mostly found, to blister and peel. In turn, this causes the beauty regimen of the person who went through a Microdermabrasion to become more effective. Dead skin cells usually impair the functionality of certain beauty products, since the active ingredients found in these products are often unable to properly penetrate deeply into the skin. When dead skin cells are removed, however, these ingredients can better penetrate the skin; thus making them more effective as compared to before the dead skin cells were removed.
In addition to dead skin cells being removed, a Microdermabrasion also causes a signal to be sent toward to deeper skin layers to produce more cells and move them upward to the surface of the skin. This also causes an increase in the production of both collagen and hyaluronic acid, two important substances that contribute to smoother, younger-looking skin. This is why a Microdermabrasion is often preferred by individuals who find their skin is sagging and prone to the development of wrinkles. With microdermabrasion, the primary benefit is that a healthy layer of skin is revealed following the procedure. The body will also start to produce new skin cells on the upper layer of the individual’s skin. This can greatly help to reduce the appearance of dark marks and even scars on the face.
One review paper explains that several scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of microdermabrasion in providing some of the following benefits:
A study2 by the Minia University Department of Dermatology in Egypt tested the effects of eight microdermabrasion sessions on 38 patients in a clinical trial. The patients were divided into four groups, depending on the condition they were treated for. Conditions included:
One session of microdermabrasion was performed on the patients each week. The study latest a total of eight weeks. Several tests were performed before the study was started, as well as at weeks one, four, and again at the end of the study.
The scientists mentioned that improvements were observed in the groups that had scarring from acne, as well as those with striae distensae and melasma. The results varied from mild to moderate in the participants. The group with existing photoaging symptoms also experienced improvements in their symptoms, but the results were very mild.
Furthermore, improvements in collagen fiber density were also observed.
The skin care industry offers both men and women modern ways to keep their skin healthy, glowing and looking younger than ever before. When we take a look at the more expensive products and procedures on the market, we are faced with a very popular procedure – known as a microdermabrasion. Individuals with existing scarring on their face have numerous options that can be utilized to help reduce the appearance of these marks. Even though some lotions have been developed, they often take a significant period of time to become effective. Microdermabrasion provides more effective results and usually only requires a few sessions before results can be observed.