MICRODERMABRASION


Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. Microdermabrasion can: Improve age spots and black heads. It is one of the more recent skin-care techniques to have crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream. It's being advanced as an "instant facelift" -- an effective alternative to costlier and more invasive procedures like Plastic surgery, Chemical peels and Botox injections. Recently, more and more men are trying it, instead of pursuing cosmetic surgery. Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. It's usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The aesthetician chooses the grade of peeling individually for your skin. Miniscule micro crystals are responsible for the perfection of the peeling. The proper selection of crystals guarantees the gentleness of the treatment. Crystals are brought onto the skin surface by means of a special hand piece and remove all irregularities from the upper skin layers. Results: Immediately but best results can be seen from 2 to 12 sittings.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO GET THIS DONE?

Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin's tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions, then change to a monthly maintenance regimen.

BENEFITS OF MICRODERMABRASION

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines significantly
  • Helps to restore the smoothness of uneven skin
  • Plays a vital role in minimizing the visibility of acne and acne scars
  • Perfect solution for the removal of blackheads and whiteheads
  • Reduces the size of open and enlarged pores
  • Provides a new life to stressed, dull or congested skin
  • Helps to rejuvenate skin damaged by sun
  • Fights skin pigmentation
  • Minimises the appearance of age spots.

WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF MICRODERMABRASION?

Potential side effects of microdermabrasion are minimal and this is a very safe procedure. Potential drawbacks are very limited in that micro-derm only affects the epidermis, which is the outermost skin layer. Possible side effects of microdermabrasion include

  • skin tightness
  • redness
  • minor bruising
  • skin sensitivity
  • post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • small skin abrasions
  • spots of bleeding
  • eye-skin bruising
  • fine broken blood vessels

Cold sore reactivation may uncommonly occur after microderm around lips. If you have had a lot of previous cold sores, consider either avoiding treatment around the lip borders or consult our experts about taking an antiviral pill.

RISK MITIGATION

When performed by a certified skin care professional, there are minimal risks with microdermabrasion. Most risks are associated with performing microdermabrasion under unsterile conditions or improper application of the treatment. Patients are at risk of contracting infections if the microdermabrasion applicator and vacuum are not properly sanitized. If the machine is improperly used at too high a strength, there is a risk that the patient’s skin may be perforated by the fine crystals that are used to exfoliate the skin. There is also a risk that when improperly applied, the microdermabrasion crystals can enter a patient’s eye and cause irritation. These negative side effects of microdermabrasion are very rare, and they will not occur when the microdermabrasion procedure is properly performed. Seeing a qualified dermatologist for treatment can greatly reduce possible microdermabrasion risks. That’s where we at Oasis guide you and embark on a journey to avoid such complications and ensure you have the best of results.

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