Microderm or commonly called Microdermabrasion is a mechanical form of exfoliation, it uses vacuum suction and a diamond tip head with a filter. I often tell my clients it feels like a cat's tongue along the skin. Often you will experience better results with product penetration after a microderm session
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Microdermabrasion is a very effective skin treatment that can help to renew your skin and give it a more youthful appearance, if you opt for multiple treatment sessions then the benefits for your skin can be incredible.
Microdermabrasion is a form of deep exfoliation utilizing vacuum suction and a diamond tip head (don't worry it is not painful, think of how a cat's tongue feels) It assists in removing dead skin cells and improve the texture and smoothness of the skin, as well as promoting the production of fresh collagen and cells.
As well as simply creating a youthful glow, it can be used to treat a wide range of skin problems including fine lines, sun damage, flaking skin, enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmentation, dry skin, age spots, stretch marks and more. Microderm assists in helping products to be better absorbed such as serums and moisturizers.
LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF MULTIPLE MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENTS
Although even a single treatment of microdermabrasion will leave you noticing the difference immediately, for the best results you should consider multiple treatments. The benefits of ongoing treatment include:
Chemical/ Exfoliants - Acid Peels
Sometimes we need more than what we can get from a fruit enzyme...this is when acid peels are very useful. There are several types of acid peels, at Aesthetics By Chezza we use Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic and Salicylic.
Chemical exfoliants rely on the power of the ingredient to soften, lift and delaminate the skin. There are many different types of acid peels and enzymes that fall into this category.
Enzymes as a form of exfoliation
I love using enzymes in my enzyme facials, fruit enzymes such as pomegranate are great for oily or acne prone skin. Lemon enzymes are wonderful for hyper-pigmentation/sun damaged skin and one of my personal favorites is Papaya-Coconut.
Enzymes utilized in skin care primarily include those that digest protein in skin, such as keratin, which is present in high concentrations in the upper layer of the epidermis. Papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple are two of the most common enzymes. Enzymes are generally very safe, because they have a limited reactivity with skin due to the fact that they can only digest the keratin protein they come into direct contact with. The key to success with enzyme systems is keeping the enzyme active before it is applied to the skin. For instance, a single-enzyme product that contains water and enzyme has a very short shelf life, because the enzyme can digest itself. Also, it should be noted that many enzyme products are formulated together with acids, which can make the exfoliation more aggressive. These treatments should be categorized as chemical acid peels rather than an enzyme. Very often, these additives are not disclosed; therefore, skin care professionals should be sure to test different enzyme products and choose the appropriate strength for a specific client.