Mischo Beauty School: Microdermabrasion 101

I've been writing about the benefits of exfoliation and how important it is to incorporate it into your skincare regimen for over a year now, and last week we discussed peels, which are a form of chemical exfolation. This week I'd like to discuss microdermabrasion, which is a mechanical form of exfoliation.

As I've stated, microdermabrasion is a mechanical form of exfoliation that involves the use of a vacuum to spray microcrystals across the skin in order to resurface the outermost layer of skin. It is a noninvasive procedure and the benefits include improved skin texture, moisture retention, elastin and collagen production, and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues. You might be a candidate for this procedure if you've experienced the following:

- Sun Damage
- Coarse textured skin
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Wrinkles
- Pigmentation problems

The service includes a professional cleansing, massage, microdermabrasion, a soothing mask and the application of a moisturizer with a sunscreen. In order to achieve the best results, you really need to commit to a series (with each procedure 7-10 days apart) and be consistent with your home skincare regimen. The results from this procedure are amazing and those who've experienced the benefits from it, recommend it without reservation!

I've had this procedure performed on myself while completing my esthetics program. I'm not a candidate for it because I have easily sensitized skin, and it is not recommended if you have sensitive skin or scar easily. The procedure can be uncomfortable and you might experience some sensitivity which usually goes away shortly thereafter. If improperly performed, it might cause hypopigmentation/hyperpigmentation (light/dark discoloration of the skin).

If you're considering this treatment, I would highly suggest having a thorough consultation with your esthetician. Based on a discussion about your lifestyle and medical history, it would be determined if it was appropriate for you. Love your skin.

Have you had microdermabrasion? If so, what were the results?



MakeupByRenRen said...

oh good to know, i'm both sensitive/prone to scarring too!

January 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM
Nicole said...

I absolutely love the new layout!!!

January 15, 2009 at 1:52 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "MakeupByRenRen": No problem! Now you're able to make a better informed decision- if considering this service. :)

January 15, 2009 at 10:50 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Nicole: Thank you so much! :)

January 15, 2009 at 10:51 AM

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