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  WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION? - by Editor
Microdermabrasion is a simple cosmetic procedure to get rid of wrinkles and scars. Read on to know if this cosmetic procedure is meant for you.


Seema celebrated her 25th marriage anniversary. She invited all her friends and relatives. Everyone was talking about how stunning she was looking. 'How come you have such a radiating skin without any fine lines or wrinkles?' asked one of her colleagues. Seema did not get surprised as she was quite used to such questions and compliments. Her colleague was all ears about her little skin transformation episode with the microdermabrasion treatment she went through.

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that makes use of tiny rough grains to remove the outermost dead surface of the skin totally or partially. The plus point of this procedure is that it is not painful and does not need anesthetic. Microdermabrasion is one the most recent and popular skin care techniques.


How microdermabrasion works?

Microdermabrasion can be a great substitute to other expensive and cumbersome cosmetic procedures such as Plastic surgery, Chemical peeling and Botox injections. Stratum Corneum is the uppermost layer of our skin and this layer is prone to most of the skin problems including infections, acne, blemishes and wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion is also referred as skin polishing. It works on the topmost layer of the skin to treat skin problems. The process of microdermabrasion does not require a doctor's attention. Microdermabrasion is done in spas or by beauticians in salons. Crystal microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion are the most common methods of skin polishing.


Crystal microdermabrasion

Crystal microdermabrasion is the traditional process to carry out microdermabrasion procedure. In this process tiny crystals are used to exfoliate the skin. It is believed that this method is a natural method to get glowing skin without any chemicals, surgeries, lasers or side effects.

Aluminum oxide crystals are used as an abrasive agent. Doctors believe that aluminum oxide is safe for skin resurfacing treatments. The irregular shape of the crystals makes them effective for skin resurfacing.


Diamond microdermabrasion

Diamond microdermabrasion is the alternative for crystal microdermabrasion. No crystals are used in this process, instead exfoliation takes place when diamond tipped head abrades against the skin to remove the dead skin layer.

Diamond microdermabrasion does not make use of crystals, thus preventing the contact of the crystals with eyes. Some experts say that this procedure of abrasion is not completely safe. Diamond microdermabrasion helps reducing wrinkles, acne scars and brown spots.


Microdermabrasion at home

Many people prefer home Microdermabrasion systems. Microdermabrasion home kits usually contain crystal creams and applicators. Applicator is a hand held resurfacing wand or foam applicator which massages foam deep into the skin. In some products you need to massage it with your hand instead of using a massaging tool.

Micro abrasion at home is milder as compared to microdermabrasion at clinics or spas. Home microdermabrasion is cheaper than in spas. You just need to cleanse your face and then start massaging with microdermabrasion wand all over your skin or on the affected area. Microdermabrasion at home takes just a few minutes.


Benefits of microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion helps revitalise dull skin and makes it glow. Microdermabrasion is beneficial for reducing dilated, enlarged pores and controls wrinkles. It lightens blemishes, age spots, mild pigments and stretch marks. Microdermabrasion renews skin and helps the growth of the new skin cells.

Microdermabrasion is not a complicated skin treatment. It does not have any side effects and does not make use of harsh chemicals. You can immediately carry on with your daily chores once you are done with the procedure. One should keep in mind some facts in mind before opting for microdermabrasion.

  • Microdermabrasion should not be used on patients who have taken the medication Accutane in the last twelve months.

  • The crystals in the microdermabrasion machine should be more than 99% pure to get most out of the process.

  • Instruments those come in contact with skin during process should be free of bacteria or other microorganisms.

  • Avoid microdermabrasion if you are pregnant or less than 14 years of age. Due to hormonal changes during these periods microdermabrasion may not show its effects.
Microdermabrasion will make you look young and will make your skin supple. Age will be no bar to flaunt baby soft skin. If you are combating age related skin problems, microdermabrasion can help. Why live with blemishes when you have a choice. Microdermabrasion may give you the skin you desire.


Are you aware about the microdermabrasion process? Are you suffering from any skin problems? Would you opt for microdermabrasion at home? To share your experiences, views, and tips, click here.

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RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello mshama,
first think you did wrong think that used this betnovate c without doctor consultation, so its not right thing you do, first you should meet now to skin specialist and decide about the appointment to doctor.
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- harish    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello friend,
you are how much of old, and what your age now, if you still continue with the betovate c cream then you should stop to using this cream now, it will be harmful for you, so stop using this. ...
- kiran    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello mshma,
i think skin pigmentation didnt find any permanent solution till yet, so its not easy to get solution from this pigmentation, this cream has side effects and stop using this. ...
- jhanavi    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello msharma,
you should take consultation from good and best skin specialist, so it will help you to remove your pigmentation and it will helpful to get clear skin, also you look that the cream does not have any side effects too. ...
- tanmay    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello masharma,
its not right if anyone of your friend consult you about your skin and you take his suggestion and implement so its not right, dont do that type behavior with your skin again its not right at all. ...
- arpita    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello msharma,
if you suffer form pigmentation you should apply depiwhite cream on your pigmentation, but first consult from your doctor an then you start to using this cream, its safe ...
- uttara    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello msharma,
i think skin pigmentation is heridatory, and its get you from your generation, if your parents have pigmentation you will also get pigmentation, in pregnancy and due to hormonal changes its occur. ...
- rakshanda    read >>

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pigmentation its common think now a days, and also the ayurvedic medicines also have some side effects first you should check which medicine suits on you and which not, so its depend upon you. ...
- naresh    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
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the pigmentation dont have any particular and permanent solution, you should find out the solution on that, you can apply the solution which include vitamin c which is helpful for you. ...
- dipti    read >>

RE:pigmentation due to betnovate c
hello msharma,
the pigmentation is not big issue or its not skin related big problem and its not harmful for body, but yes its not look good if its occur on face so thats why we should control on our eating habit. ...
- dharmesh    read >>