How Does Microdermabrasion Work On Wrinkles?
Expressive faces are often, unfortunately, the first to experience wrinkles. If you’ve been contemplating anti-wrinkle treatments for some time now, but aren’t sure if you’re willing to get injections just yet, then it’s important to know about another treatment that can help you smooth away fine lines and improve the appearance of deep-set wrinkles. That anti-wrinkle treatment is known as microdermabrasion.
So what is microdermabrasion, and how does it work on your wrinkles? The process is surprisingly simple: you apply the treatment directly to your face, which then goes to work exfoliating the top layer of your skin (known as the epidermis). This encourages a youthful glow, while the exfoliation helps to eliminate superficial wrinkles that have formed on the epidermis. Although microdermabrasions cannot get rid of deep-set wrinkles, it can improve their overall appearance, taking years off of your face in just ten to fifteen minutes. While the treatment is on your skin, the microdermabrasion also promotes the production of collagen, which helps skin to retain its elasticity for a younger-looking face.
Microdermabrasions are a great option for those watching their budgets since there are several effective treatments sold over-the-counter at local drugstores or online. Most treatments require you to apply the cream to clean and dry skin, leaving it on for up to ten minutes. When using microdermabrasion, you will experience tingling and a slight burning sensation, which is completely normal and indicates that the product is actually hard at work making you appearance more youthful. Treatments can be done one to two times a week at the most.
When using at-home microdermabrasion kits, it’s important to note that your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight. It’s vital to wear a moisturizer with sunscreen every day, even if you spend most of your time indoors. Some people also experience redness and swelling after using a microdermabrasion kit, but these temporary side effects usually fade after a day or two. Don’t irritate your skin by using other acidic treatments (especially skin products with alpha hydroxy acid), as this may increase the chance of and exacerbate potential side effects.
If your wrinkles are more stubborn, it might be worth investing in a professional microdermabrasion treatment, available through your dermatologist or a cosmetologist. Each session normally takes about fifteen minutes and you’ll only need one treatment to see your wrinkles fade in appearance. It’s a great skincare treatment option for those who don’t want to get injections but are ready to give those wrinkles and fine lines the boot!