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Facial Microdermabrasion, fine lines & wrinkles

Facial microdermabrasion is a popular new treatment for reducing signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. The popularity of Facial facial_microdermabrsion_wrinklesmicrodermabrasion as a fine line reducer is down to three factors:

  • Effective
  • Non-invasive
  • Low cost

Traditional fine line & wrinkle treatments such as face lifts may be more effective; however, these are costly treatments in terms of money, effort and time. Facial microdermabrasion is a comparatively simple procedure and is becoming even easier with the introduction of microdermabrasion home kits.

Facial microdermabrasion has a good record of treating fine lines and wrinkles with the majority of patients claiming their skin has been greatly improved through microdermabrasion treatments.

Professional treatment for fine lines & wrinkles using microdermabrasion machines is a quick and painless procedure. A single facial microdermabrasion session takes about 30 minutes and once its finished you can return to your daily activities.

Facial microdermabrasion is also cheap compared to other treatments for fine lines & wrinkles. The costs of microdermabrasion treatment depend on a variety of factors, including whether you opt for professional of home microdermabrasion, and how many treatments you have. Even if you commit to a series of about 12 professional microdermabrasion sessions you’ll still be paying less than traditional cosmetic surgery.

Facial microdermabrasion & fine lines: Causes

Facial microdermabrasion as a fine lines & wrinkles treatment works well to reduce signs of ageing but cannot eliminate them completely. This is because fine lines & wrinkles are a natural part of aging caused by a variety of factors. As we get older our skin becomes drier which contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen, which is the building block of skin, gets weaker as we get older which means our skin gets less elastic and can’t retain its smooth surface as we make various facial movements throughout our everyday lives. Most people start to see their first lines & wrinkles at the ages 30-35.

How facial microdermabrasion reduces fine lines

As we get older the rate at which our skin produces fresh cells decreases. The rate of skin cellular renewal in young people is about 28 days, whereas for older people this slows down to 60 days. This has the effect of increasing the amount of dead skin cells remaining on the top layer of the skin. These dead skin cells latch on to the pores of your skin which leads to an overall dull and tired looking complexion. Fine lines & wrinkles also set in because of the lack of new skin cells to replace them.

Facial microdermabrasion works on fine lines by exfoliating the top layer of skin. By doing this you are speeding up the natural rate of skin cell renewal giving you an overall improved complexion. After several microdermabrasion treatments your skin replaces the old skin cells where the lines and wrinkles are formed.

Facial microdermabrasion & fine lines: external causes

Although the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles are a natural phenomenon, there are factors that make your skin age more quickly. There are two things that increase the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles:

  • Sun exposure
  • Repetitive facial movement

Overexposure to the sun leads to fine lines & wrinkles because the sun’s rays decrease the amount of collagen and other dermal proteins in your skin. This means your skin is generally weaker and less elastic.

Because our skin becomes less elastic as we get older, fine lines tend to appear at places on your face where the muscles perform repetitive movements. People who frown a lot develop lines on their forehead. Smokers develop lines around their mouths because they repetitively pucker their lips while smoking.

Dehydration also accentuates fine lines & wrinkles, which is why in addition to microdermabrasion treatment, it’s recommended to use a skin moisturiser

Facial microdermabrasion and other fine line treatments

There are currently five main treatments for reducing fine lines and wrinkles: microdermabrasion_facial_lines

  • Topical creams
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermabrasion
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Laser surgery

Topical creams are the cheapest and easiest way to treat fine lines; however they are also the least effective. This is because creams only act upon the outermost layer of skin, whereas fine lines & wrinkles are part of the skin deeper structure. Fine lines & wrinkles also tend to return to their previous state very soon after discontinuing cream applications.

There is also a chance of adverse skin reactions to the contents of some anti wrinkle & fine line creams. This is because the cream relies upon chemical reactions with the skin, and as different people have different skin types, it’s possible that some people may experience allergic reactions. This is often the case when people use fine line 7 wrinkle creams that contain retinoids, which are known to be a skin irritant. Side effects of fine line & wrinkle creams are not permanent but can cause itching or even slight inflammation.

Dermabrasion as a fine line & wrinkle treatment is effective; however, it is not as popular as facial microdermabrasion due to the risks and side effects involved in dermabrasion treatments. Dermabrasion requires anaesthetic and at least a week of post treatment healing whereas with microdermabrasion, similar results can be obtained without any discomfort.