Imagine having vibrant, glowing, and younger-looking skin that is healthy too. Yeah, we know we took you to a dreamland there. Who does not want it? Skin like this is a dream for many and these are no jokes. Well, if you have time and you want to focus on yourself then you just need the right information and products to get you shining.
What Is It Like to Have an Oily Skin?
We want our skin to shine bright but only without having oily skin. The struggles that come with oily skin can only be felt by the ones who have it. How do we get oily skin? The answer to this is that to keep our skin healthy, moisturized, and nourished, it produces sebum. And the ones with oily skin do not get wrinkles as much as the ones with dry skin do. So, sebum is a good thing, but the problem arises when our skin starts to produce too much sebum.
That’s how we get oily skin. Oily skin can result in many problems from having to use many blotting papers to smudged makeup, enlarged pores, greasy face, pores clogging to acne breakout and the list goes on.
So, it is extremely important to take care of your oily skin. Adapting a good skincare routine with the right frequency can help a lot with it. But some clinical procedure helps a lot as well like Microdermabrasion.
Introduction to Microdermabrasion
When you have oily skin, it can lead to enlarged pores, and dirt is easily accumulated in the pores resulting in various skin problems. Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that is invasive to minimal extents. No matter what skin type you have and what kind of skin problem you have, this method can treat all like
- Oily Skin
- Rough and Mature Skin
- Sensitive Skin
- Dry Skin
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Skin with Acne Issues
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch Marks
A specific applicator is used with microneedles thus having an abrasive surface. It is gently used on the skin to remove the layer of dead skin cells. Adapting to this procedure not only makes the skin healthy by getting rid of dead cells but you get rid of clogged and enlarged pores that lead to acne breakouts due to oily skin.
Other than this micro-needling technique, fine particles of sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide are sprayed on the skin with a suction device to accomplish the results.
Procedure of Microdermabrasion
Before considering having a microdermabrasion treatment, get yourself a medical checkup from skincare professionals. If you have any allergies or medical conditions. Consult the professionals if the treatment is the right option for you.
Once you get past this, then you will be asked to avoid any waxing on the skin, sun exposure, using tanning creams a week before the treatment. Three days before the treatment you will have to stop using the exfoliating creams and masks as well.
Getting the Treatment Done
When you get to the clinic, cleanse your face of any makeup. The whole procedure takes almost an hour to complete. There is no need for any anesthesia before the treatment because it is not a painful procedure.
A skincare professional will use a handheld device with microneedles on your face or they will use the other method where they spray the particles that remove your dead skin cells. Then after the procedure, serum and sunscreen are applied to your skin.
Microdermabrasion Methods by Device
In 1996, the U.S Food and Drug Administration officially approved the microdermabrasion treatment. So up till now, numerous devices have been produced. Some of the procedures based on what device is used are.
It is the newest method, and, in this method, dermal infusion products are used simultaneously with crystal-free exfoliation. It enhances collagen production in the skin and increases the blood flow towards the skin as well.
This method will gently exfoliate your skin removing the dead cells and then immediately suck them out. It depends on the pressure applied at the device and the time for how long it is placed on the skin to suction off the dead skin cells.
This device is mostly used on sensitive facial areas.
A crystal-emitting handheld device is used for this treatment. It gently sprays the fine crystals on the skin to dust away from the dead skin cells. Then they are immediately suctioned off. As discussed earlier, the crystals may be of sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide.
Side Effects of the Treatment
The side effects of this treatment are close to none and they last only for some time. The worst that can happen is redness and mild itchiness to the skin. And if you get the suction process you may get minor bruises. It is because the skin is highly sensitive after the treatment. You will be advised to always use sunblock and moisturizing creams.
Cost of the Treatment
The cost of the treatment may vary from the person to person. It depends on where you live and from where you are getting it from. However, the average cost of this treatment is around $135-$150.
Does this treatment help to get rid of oily skin?
Yes. We have discussed this treatment in detail so we can know how it works and for what skin types it is good for.
As this treatment removes the dead skin cells, exfoliates your skin, and gives your skin a new life, you will surely notice the problem of oily skin fading away. Also, you will get rid of the acne scars that are caused by clogged pores due to oily skin.