It's quite normal for most of us to put extra emphasis on the way we care for our physical appearance. We need only to look at our shelves and cupboards and add up the cost of all our creams and lotions, hair products and body products to realise we have a complete arsenal on board for our personal care regime.
Botox and fillers are so common and accepted now, few bother concealing their regular injections. All manner of laser work abounds in the cosmetic and dermalogical clinics.
Another non-surgical procedure considered popular and convenient for people who want to instantly achieve clear and glowing skin is Microdermabrasion.
Despite the fact that microdermabrasion continues to grow bigger in the skincare industry, you might still be a part of some people who have second thoughts. Should you get yourself scheduled for this non-invasive exfoliation treatment?
It is understandable that it is hard to trust on something you haven’t tried or you’ve been frightened off by some complete myths. You’re spending money and want results and ones that aren’t scary to undertake.
This is why before booking for an appointment for any type of treatment either in a dermatology clinic or salon, you need to carefully analyse whether what you’re getting is worth it or not.
To get you started down that road, over the next few weeks I am going to talk about some myths about microdermabrasion that you may or may not have heard and debunk them once and for all .....
Myth: Like any other cosmetic procedure, you need to endure pain during microdermabrasion sessions.
You might be afraid to undergo a microdermabrasion treatment because you think it’s painful. Microdermabrasion is painless. Don’t be confused with ‘Dermabrasion’ carried out only by cosmetic doctors which is a much more invasive deeper treatment.
True, there is the usual feeling of tiny sand-like particles running on your face. But you need not to worry about it because it causes only little or no discomfort at all. Micro-derma-brasion isn’t painful because it only affects the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis.
Myth: Microdermabrasion sessions won’t fit in your busy schedule.
A basic treatment can take only 30 minutes but when you add serums, masks or peels etc, then it may take an hour.
It’s quick, and there’s no downtime needed. It will hardly interfere with your busy schedule.
After the treatment, your skin may turn a bit pinkish but this fades in an hour or not at all and you may go back to your personal tasks, or job right away. Keeping up your moisturisers over the next few days as the new skin cells will soak in the moisturiser like water to a sponge.
To be continued ....