What Is Medical Microdermabrasion?
We often get asked for more details on what exactly some of our treatments are and what they consist of. Being advocates of education and customers taking control of their skin care, we’re happy to answer these in the best way we can. So we’ll be putting together some blog posts about our treatments, and looking more in-depth at what they are and how they help.
To start with, we’re looking at Medical Microdermabrasion (MMDB). MMDB is a treatment focused on the face – part of our facial care services – and plays a major role in the skin care industry. A lot was made of this method of care in 2015, with it considered a leading form of upkeep moving forward.
First of all, what exactly does it consist of? MMDB is a process of rejuvenation of the skin that avoids the use of surgical methods, chemicals or lasers. It can also be used for the chest, back and shoulders but is generally recognised as a facial treatment, and is part of TW Skin’s full facial service.
Why should you make use of MMDB? Many reasons! Exfoliation is the name of the game with this service, and we can’t stress enough how important this is. It helps clear age spots, stretch marks, black heads and wrinkles, as well as easing the pressure on the skin as it tries to battle against acne and acne scars.
How does it work? During a normal MMDB treatment, the skin is brushed with microparticles – some people get the feeling of sand being pulled across the skin. It’s not uncomfortable and doesn’t hurt, but you can feel it working. It works on all skin types, making it a go-to for many people with skin problems who suffer from some other treatments.
Any side effects? Not severe or problematic, but it’s normally a good idea to stay out of direct sunlight for a short while following treatment as your resurfaced skin might be a bit more sensitive.
As with everything, the effects of this treatment differ from person to person, but generally this is a solid, recognised skin care method that sees immediate and real benefits. Starting with a few treatments a month, most customers taper off to one a month for maintenance.