When it comes to a strong, polished, well-balanced skincare routine, one of the most important things an individual can do for their skin is to properly exfoliate, and remove the outer layer of unwanted skin cells, dirt, and debris. As we mentioned in many previous articles, the outer layer of the skin is mostly made up of dead skin cells, that often appear dull and without the vibrance and brightness of the inner far more youthful skin cells. There are a number of different methods of exfoliation, from the simplest methods, such as using a rough towel or a skin brush to rub the surface of the skin, or a far more advanced treatment method such as the use of Diamond Dermabrasion, a highly effective treatment method available at Alluring Image Medical Spa. Using such a technique, that uses a diamond-tipped piece of equipment, we can completely exfoliate the outer layer of skin and alleviate a number of different skincare conditions, everything from acne scars and skin discolorations to active acne and much more. In this article we will further explore Diamond Dermabrasion and how it works.
What is Diamond Dermabrasion?
Diamond Dermabrasion is an exfoliating technique that uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of skin, usually on the face. This treatment is popular with people who wish to improve the appearance of their skin. Some of the conditions it can treat include fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven texture. Dermabrasion occurs in a dermatologist’s office or at your local medical spa, under the watch of an experienced skincare professional. During the procedure, a professional will numb your skin with anesthesia before removing the outermost layers of your skin. This is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can go home to recover following the treatment.There are several over-the-counter devices that simulate the cleansing and exfoliating process of professional treatments. These typically take longer to produce the desired skin-smoothing effects of professional dermabrasion and usually don’t achieve the full effects.
Dermabrasion removes damaged outer layers of skin. This exposes new layers of skin that appear younger and smoother.In addition to providing a more youthful appearance, dermabrasion can also help treat a variety of different skin conditions and unwanted issues, including:
· acne scars
· age spots
· fine wrinkles
· precancerous skin patches
· rhinophyma, or redness and thick skin on the nose
· scars from surgery or injury
· sun damage
· uneven skin tone
Dermabrasion is only one of many treatments for these conditions. For instance, advances in laser technology make laser tattoo removal quicker and easier. Talk to your dermatologist about all of the treatment options for your specific condition.Some skin conditions may prevent your doctor from performing dermabrasion, including inflammatory acne, recurrent herpes flare-ups, radiation burns, or burn scars.You may also be unable to receive dermabrasion if you’ve taken medications with a skin-thinning side effect. And your doctor may not recommend dermabrasion if your skin tone is naturally very dark.Before having your procedure done, there are a number of different pieces of advice you must adhere to, for instance it is likely your doctor or specialist will advise you about sun exposure. Too much sun exposure without proper protection two months before dermabrasion can cause skin discoloration. You will also be advised to avoid sun exposure while your skin is healing and to use sunscreen daily once healed. In some of the more severe cases, your doctor or specialist may also recommend that you use the following before dermabrasion:
· antiviral medication: use before and after dermabrasion treatment to prevent viral infections
· oral antibiotic: this will prevent a bacterial infection, which is especially important if you have acne
· retinoid cream: derived from vitamin A, this cream helps promote healing
In some cases, you might even need anesthesia following your treatment, if this is the case you might even need to find a ride home following your treatment as well.