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Saturday, December 21, 2013
Since the early 1990s, microdermabrasion has become the most popular skin rejuvenation treatment in Ireland and the Uk. The reasons for this are many. Some would describe microdermabrasion as the miracle skin treatment. Microdermabrasion is now the leading skin rejuvenation treatment used to reduce fine lines wrinkles, crows feet, acne scars and generally to enhance the skin surface. One thing is for certain, it works. This article explains why and how microdermabrasion is now such a popular treatment for younger skin.
In the early 1980s, if you were a celebrity or a member of the elite super rich, your surgeon may have recommended a surgical proceedure known as "dermabrasion" to you. This proceedure required hospitalisation. It consisted of removing most of the layers of the upper dermis. After that, the patient would be bandaged and medically supervised for a number of weeks. The bandages would be changed as cross infection was a huge risk. The skin would eventually grow back. And when it did, it would be new, baby soft skin, which contained no sun damage and no wrinkles. It was a miracle.
But what if you could get the same results without the hefty price tag, risks and painful surgery. In the early 1980s, an Italian came up with the solution. He believed that the same proceedure could be done gradually without the downtime. And so the first microdermabrasion machine was born. At first crystals where fired at the skin and sucked away. But eventually, that was replaced by diamond microdermabrasion.
Both men and women have been enjoying the skin rejuvenating benefits of microdermabrasion for over 20 years. The client lies down. Their skin is cleansed. The microdermabrasion practitioner removes any make up and cleanses the skin thoroughly. Next, the diamond microdermabrasion wand is used to gently abrade the skin surface. This continues for approximately 20 minutes until the whole facial area has been treated. At this point, the microdermabrasion practitioner may concentrate on the fine lines , open pores or whatever may be problem areas for the client as discussed in the initial consultation. Red light therepy is often used to cool the skin and to encourage skin rejuvenation and faster healing times.
The wonderful fact about microdermabrasion is that is it so pleasant. Unlike many treatments and health products which offer excellent benefits, microdermabrasion does not come with a discomfort price tag. Infact, it is very enjoyable indeed. Many clients describe it as relaxing and holistic. They say it feels more like a massage to the face than abrasion of the skin.
It uses only the skins natural response in order to get the very best benefits. When the skin is abraded, it reacts by producing new skin cells. Microdermabrasion tricks the skin into believing that it has been attacked. The skin responds by producing fresh new cells. These new skin cells are just the same as those produced during dermabrasion. They are baby soft and have never experienced or been exposed to the harsh light of the sun. This huge influx of young skin cells is repeated for 5 treatments which are usually carried out over 5 weeks. During this time the client should be vigilent in protecting their skin from the sun. They will be instructed to use a sun protection factor 50 at all times. The should moisturise daily with a very gently yet nourishing cream. Dermatologists and medically trained microdermabrasion practitioners will offer thorough aftercare advice for microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is carried out by nurse trained practitioners at Dublin Vitality Center using the latest system. Find out more information about microdermabrasion at Dublin Vitality Center or click for details