Why Microdermabrasion is 3x Better than Plastic Surgery

Why Microdermabrasion is 3x Better than Plastic Surgery

Acne, sun spots, enlarged pores, scars, whiteheads, blackheads, wrinkles and fine lines, excess pigmentation, and many others – these are the common enemies of our skin. We had been scuffling these nemeses ever since the dawn of selfies.

As science and technology improves we are finding new and better ways to finally vanquish this reprehensible foe.

The question is which weapon would you choose in the fight for the perfect skin?

Our skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It is a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer is called the stratum corneum. It mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through. This layer is home to many skin imperfections such as sun spots, scars, wrinkles, whiteheads and blackheads.

Plastic surgery is a surgical procedure done by professionals to correct said imperfections typically with the help of local anesthetic. One example is dermabrasion.

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Dermabrasion VS. Microdermabrasion

#1 RISKS

Dermabrasion is a type of surgical skin planning, typically performed in a professional medical setting by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon trained specifically in this procedure.

It involves the wearing away of the upper to mid layers of the skin with any variety of strong abrasive devices including a wire brush, diamond wheel, sterilized sandpaper, salt crystals, or other mechanical means. Since the procedure can remove the top to deeper layers of the epidermis, and extend into the dermis, there is always minor skin bleeding.

The procedure carries risks of scarring, skin discoloration, infections, and facial cold sore reactivation. Afterward, the skin is normally very red and raw-looking.

#2 RECOVERY

Depending on the level of skin removal with dermabrasion, it takes an average of 7–30 days for the skin to fully heal. Often this procedure is performed for deeper acne scarring and deep surgical scars.

Dermabrasion is very different from microdermabrasion which is a newer and non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be performed by everyday people at the comfort of their own homes.

Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple, easy, painless, non-invasive, skin rejuvenation procedure using a combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin.

Microdermabrasion works by spraying microcystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells (stratum corneum) and reveal younger, healthier skin.

Unlike conventional methods where chemicals are applied to burn away the top layer of your epidermis the device sprays the microcrystals to wear down the stratum corneum and a suction to lift off the scraped dead skin cells and used crystals. Due to the removal of the topmost layer of the epidermis the body interprets it as a mild injury and rushes to replace it with new healthy cells.
These healthy new skin cells are more vibrant and smoother and a number of skin imperfections would vanish as well.

#3 COSTS

Microdermabrasion machines at home typically cost around $200 to $400 which may seem pretty expensive but considering professional microdermabrasion treatment usually cost $100 up to $200 per session it is actually the more affordable alternative but has same before and after results.

Now for those interested in trying out home microdermabrasion in their path to skin apotheosis, please remember to always supplement the treatment with moisturizing creams or lotions. By exposing a new skin layer it will be sensitive during the healing period and keeping it hydrated is paramount in making sure that your rejuvenated skin is nothing short of divine.

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