How Microdermabrasion Works for Acne Scars and Stretch Marks
Wondering how microdermabrasion works and what it can do for you? It is the beauty world’s secret weapon. Models, actors, and figures in the public eye swear by it, and you can take advantage of its benefits too.
Why You Need It?
Age comes at us quickly enough on its own, but nowadays with rampant pollution and stress chipping away at our once sound sleep schedule, signs of premature aging can happen as early as twenties.
Free radicals wreck our skin from every direction, and we know it can be difficult to manage cleansing, exfoliation, moisturising, and all the other best skin care practices every day. And this is what the results are:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven tone or texture
Blackheads and whiteheads
Acne and scars
All of these blights are things that give away our age… and if you smoke or spend too much time in the sun, you’re at an even higher risk for premature aging.
So what’s the good news out of all this? There is a simple beauty treatment that can help turn back the clock and get your skin looking as good as new again in no time at all. Microdermabrasion facials are like an instant facelift, and they’re offered at your local CoLaz beauty clinic.
How Microdermabrasion Works
For this treatment, trained beauty therapists use a special tool to slough off the very uppermost layer of skin. The process is virtually painless and ensures rejuvenated, resurfaced, repaired skin in a much quicker way than laser therapy or chemical peels.
When you decide on this treatment for your skin care rescue, CoLaz will analyse and test your skin to determine which pigments can be erased. Your skin is then cleansed of impurities and ready to look younger.
So now that you know how microdermabrasion works, what about the aftercare? Vitamin C is directly applied to your fresh complexion to stimulate new cell growth, boost collagen production, and fight the toxins that cause aging in the first place. Vitamin C is the perfect oil for these results because of its high fatty-acid content—the stuff that keeps your skin hydrated, supple, and resilient.
With CoLaz advanced skin care services, you have the opportunity to erase pigmentation, minimise pores, and see a reduction in acne, dull, and wrinkled skin. You’ll be thrilled by how it shows effect after just one treatment, but for the most dramatic, noticeable results, 3-6 treatments are recommended.
How Microdermabrasion Works for Acne Scars
Out of that hormonal phase and still dealing with acne? Microdermabrasion for acne scars can help repair your skin complexion and texture.
Acne is troublesome enough in the teen years when we’re suffering from whiteheads, blackheads, and big red pustules. Advanced skin care techniques like this one can not only be an instant facelift for tired and dull skin, but it also can be your quick fix for leftover acne scars and blemishes.
If you suffer from scars from acne, you've probably seen advertisements claiming to remove the acne-causing oil and dirt from deep within your pores with only water and a cleanser. Sadly, these products simply won't work to treat your acne scars.
Acne is a very common condition that affects approximately 20 percent of all adults and more than 80 percent of all teenagers.
The condition is not only physically damaging, but also emotionally depressing, as it can leave permanent scars. Many of my clients with this problem have low self-esteem and are embarrassed about it.
Your best option and the most effective one, is to use a microdermabrasion treatment.
The Acne Solution
Scars caused by acne can be treated with this process, which uses suction and mild skin abrasion to remove dirt from your pores.
It works by sloughing off the top layer of skin to stimulate cell re-growth and collagen production, which revives and rejuvenates your face. A special exfoliating tool is used to expose the new skin underneath and suck up all the impurities and imperfections in the uppermost skin layer, resurfacing what’s left underneath.
Only a very fine layer of skin (10-15 microns deep) containing no live cells is removed. Hence, you won't suffer any skin damage with this procedure. And, does microdermabrasion hurt? The process is less painful than waxing, and you get much longer lasting results. This is why it is so effective for acne scars.
For this kind of discoloration scarring that acne leaves behind, rather than deep pock marks from chronic acne, microdermabrasion can produce noticeable results.
It that sloughs off the top layer of skin will erase any leftover oil, whiteheads and blackheads, or minimal scarring left by acne to reveal shiny, new, smooth skin underneath.
This new surface is much more receptive to anti-acne creams (though they shouldn't be used right away, as skin is very sensitive after exfoliation) and other preventative skin care products like moisturisers and complexion creams, as well.
For Deeper Scarring
Unfortunately, microdermabrasion for acne scars only works on superficially located scars, and not as well for deeper, larger ones. But CoLaz does have a solution if that is your case.
The Fraxel laser can lessen the appearance of some acne scars. Fractional laser resurfacing increases also collagen production, but at a deeper level so as to help fade sub-dermal scarring from more significant blemish scars.
Most salons use a vacuum to remove any pore-clogging dirt and dead cells from your skin whilst the crystals or wand gently abrade your skin. Stronger suction is used during microdermabrasion to unclog all of your pores to treat your mild acne scarring.
Most of our clients experience really good results after removal few sessions. In addition to enjoying a healthier complexion with less visible scars, they also suffer fewer blackheads and acne breakouts. Even if you talk of microdermabrasion vs chemical peel, the former produces much better results.
However, you should only opt for it if you have mild acne or superficial acne scarring. This treatment is not recommended to treat severe acne or pit marks, including severe stretch marks.
Have You Tried any of those Home Dermabrasion Products?
Most of them include a microcrystal cream which contains chemicals that can irritate your skin or clog your pores when absorbed. This can make your acne condition even worse, and it definitely won't treat the scars.
Your best bet is to visit your local skin clinic and have a professional microdermabrasion done by a professional.
The crystals from the wand only remain on your skin for a very short period. Therefore, you don't have to worry about experiencing any unpleasant skin reactions.
If you're suffering from superficial acne scarring, be sure to contact your nearest salon/clinic as this sort of scar removal is an effective and relatively painless procedure.
Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks - Is it an Effective Solution?
Can this procedure remove stretch marks from your skin? In a word, NO!
It's true that it can magically erase dozens of skin problems and imperfections. So, it would make sense that it should be beneficial for stretch marks as well, right? Not necessarily do microdermabrasion benefits extend to stretch marks...
While it is effective for treating cosmetic issues on many parts of the body, its results are limited to the top layer of the skin only. What Are Stretch Marks And What Causes Them?
Stretch marks, also known as Striae, are linear streaks that appear on various parts of the body including the arms, thighs, abdomen, hips, and chest. At first, they may be quite red or pink, but over time, they usually fade to a paler shade, sometimes even becoming white or silver.
Rapid changes in body size from pregnancy, weight gain, body building, breast feeding, or growth spurts (usually during puberty) may cause the skin in certain areas to become overstretched. This stretching can often tear or harm the dermis layer of the skin, leaving visible scars that are discolored and rippled. While there are many products that claim to fix stretch marks, if you want to see significant improvement, it is typically necessary to choose a treatment that can help repair the deeper tissue.
Treatment for Stretch Marks
Due to the nature of the process, microdermabrasion really isn't a viable solution for stretch marks. It is an excellent and highly recommended treatment for topical issues, but stretch marks are sub-dermal scars. This means that they actually extend below the top layer of the skin.
Some over-the-counter creams claim to work by soaking deep into the skin to minimise the appearance of stretch marks. Although some people may experience positive results, they are usually limited. The safest and most successful treatment for stretch marks is laser therapy.
CoLaz is one of London's top names in laser beauty treatments from hair removal to elimination of acne, scars, and even cellulite. But, what you probably didn't know is, that laser therapy can be very effective at reducing the appearance of stretch marks as well.
The CoLaz Solution Stretch marks are usually treated using a machine called a Fraxel Laser. Similar to microdermbrasion, fractional laser resurfacing increases collagen production, but it works at a much deeper level so it can help fade sub-dermal scarring from stretched skin. The laser energy focuses on the damaged area to remove affected tissue and encourage your body to replace this scarring with healthy tissue. This process is very safe, with minimal risk and little pain.
Using microdermabrasion for stretch marks will not likely give you the results you are looking for. While this treatment is great for conditions that affect the epidermis only, fractional resurfacing – or laser therapy – is a much better option for reducing the appearance of your stretch marks.
Both of these treatments are available at CoLaz. For either of these, you can book a free consultation.