Microdermabrasion is popularly known as body polishing is a simple and safe procedure done for skin rejuvenation .
Mechanism and principle of microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion causes exfoliation or removal of superficial layers of skin by mechanical abrasion. It can also be combined with other procedure like chemical peels,dermal infusion for a better effectiveness.
removal of superficial layers of skin in a controlled manner stimulates formation of collagen and regeneration of superficial layers of skin
Techniques used in microdermabrasion
Different methods of microdermabrasion include mechanical abrasion from
- Jets of zinc oxide
- Aluminum oxide crystals,
- Fine organic particles
- Or a roughened sandpaper surface.
- Dull skin
- Superficial scars
- Rough texture
- In combination with chemical peels to enhance penetration
- Enlarged pores
- Acne grade 1
Microdermabrasion is avoided in
- papulopustular acne
- very think skin
the microdermabrasion tool is steadily moved over the area to be treated.even and steady pressure is applied to remove the superficial layers of skin. one to 3 passes are done over the area to be treated and the procedure might take 15 to 30 min.
Post procedure care
mandatory use of sunscreen and emollient.
local side effects are uncommon and transient but include pain, burning, sensitive skin, photosensitivity