Skincare is something that we should all consider a priority no matter what the circumstances. After all, well cared-for skin is happy skin. Here at Buddha Beauty, we are crazy for all things skincare related and we want to tell you as much as we possibly can. One procedure that has been growing in popularity over the past few years is microdermabrasion, however not enough people know exactly what it is. In this blog, we’re going to change that and tell you a few interesting facts about microdermabrasion…
What is it?
Our skin is formed of two main layers; the epidermis, which is the top layer that is closest to the atmosphere, and the dermis, which is located below the epidermis. In addition to this however, there is also a topmost layer known as the stratum corneum which acts in order to protect the skin. During microdermabrasion, the work is carried out on this topmost layer as going deeper can cause permanent damage. Microdermabrasion is a deep cleanse of the skin in order to remove dead skin cells.
Every single year, around 1 million microdermabrasion procedures are carried out in total all over the world. In fact, statistics show that in the USA alone, 417,000 treatments were carried out, with microdermabrasion ranking 5th in the list for the most popular cosmetic treatment in America.
It takes anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes to carry out a full microdermabrasion treatment, meaning that those who lead a busy life can have it too. This is how the treatment gained the nickname ‘the lunchtime facelift’ despite no actual facelift taking place.
Premature aging is caused by various different factors, including stress, sun exposure and even frowning. Thankfully microdermabrasion can trick the skin in to actually looking younger. This is because the procedure involves crystals being sprayed onto the skin that are suctioned away, taking the dead skin cells with them. This leaves behind a fresh layer of skin that is not as affected by premature aging damage as the layer that was removed.
As the best beauty salon in Manchester, we love educating our readers on some of the best treatment around, including microdermabrasion. For more information, speak to a member of the Buddha Beauty team and book in your first session today!