March 13, 2023 4 min read

Sun rays, pollution, makeup... There are several agents that, even without realizing it, act on our skin during everyday life, and can damage not only the appearance, but also the health of our skin. But there are some treatments that help you keep the health of your skin.

One of these treatments has been gaining a lot of space in recent years due to its many benefits, among which we highlight:

- Simplicity of the procedure
- Immediate results
- Relatively lower cost than other options, such as Plastic Surgery for example.

We are talking about microdermabrasion.

Many people do not know it by that name, but by its application forms, which are the famous Diamond Peeling, and the Crystal Peeling.

Peels can be an excellent option if you are looking to improve some of the following aspects:

Wrinkles and light signs of aging
Acne and Acne Scars
Tired and dry skin appearance
Blackheads and clogged pores
Undesirable pigmentation and spots
White scabs and excess oil
This is a complete guide that will help you decide which treatment to choose.

We will address details of how the procedure works, what the risks are, who can apply it, how long the recovery takes, among other aspects.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that gently exfoliates the skin and works by buffing away the outermost layers of dead skin cells while stimulating collagen production.

Collagen is an extremely important protein for our body and represents 70% of all protein found in the skin. He is one of the big ones responsible for skin elasticity and firmness.

This valuable protein is produced in abundance in childhood and youth, but ends up decreasing over the years.

Studies show that, after the age of 25, we lose 1% of collagen every year, an effect that can be mitigated by adhering to a diet rich in this element.

The procedure immediately reveals a new layer of skin, looking younger, softer, with a healthy glow and full of life.

The treatment is completely painless and poses no risks, as long as it is applied by a qualified professional.

There is also the option of doing it at home, with the Microdermabrasion Kit you can experience a whole new level with this revolutionary handset for home use.

The SnowySkin Microdermabrasion Rejuvenation Kit is a quick, easy and painless treatment to Remove, Reset and Refine your skin for a completely rejuvenated complexion with a more youthful radiant glow. It resets the multiple signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, uneven tone, light acne scarring, enlarged pores everywhere and especially in hard to reach places like around the nose area. Suitable for all skin types.

Now, back to the treatments, the crystal peeling and diamond peeling can normally be incorporated into your beauty and health care routine.

Despite not presenting serious health risks, it is highly recommended to consult a Dermatologist Specialist, to carry out a more detailed evaluation of your skin and recommend which treatment is most suitable for the results you desire.

A strong trend is adherence by the male public, who are increasingly concerned with aesthetics and appearance.

How does Microdermabrasion treatment work?

Peeling is nothing more than the application of tiny rough grains, which, when exfoliated on the skin, force the removal of the most superficial layer.

Let's understand a little better how it works.

The skin is made up of two main layers: the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.

The Epidermis is the outermost layer.

It is a collection of dead skin cells, on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of development and maturation.

The outermost layer of the EPIDERMIS is called the Stratum Corneum. It acts as a barrier between the outside world and the innermost layers of the skin, helping to protect against injury and infection.

When using a cream for example, part of the product passes through the Stratum Corneum, and the other part does not, remaining in the external region.

The entire Microdermabrasion process takes place at the Stratum Corneum level.

The principle of the whole process is that, when “breaking”, removing the stratum corneum, our brain interprets it as damage or injury, immediately triggering the accelerated replacement of the skin with new and healthy cells.

Dermatologists also use this technique to improve the results of anti-aging products, creams and moisturizers, as the peeling procedure facilitates absorption and penetration, increasing the effectiveness of such products.

Some signs of sun action, wrinkles, and slight imperfections may disappear after the first application.

Read more about how to keep a younger looking skin at home with face lift treatments

Treatment in Dermatology Clinics

Dermatological Clinics use a special machine for the procedure. In the case of Crystal Peeling, a device in the shape of a pen is used, which shoots crystal micro particles against the skin, acting as an exfoliant, and collects, through a vacuum system, the remains of dead cells and micro crystals used in the process.

A more recent technique is the Diamond Peel. In this case, the Dermatologist gently moves the tool over the desired area, removing the stratum corneum with a diamond tip, without affecting the inner layers of the skin.

Despite being more suitable for facial treatments, diamond peeling can also be performed in other regions of the body such as the neck, décolleté, arms and back, to remove small spots left by scars, for example. In addition, it is also a good therapeutic complement to eliminate white or red stretch marks.

Diamond peeling does not hurt and soon after the procedure it is possible to return immediately to work and social activities, unlike what happens with a chemical peeling, in which it is necessary to stay away from these activities for a few days.

How many sessions do I need? How long does each session last?

Applications last approximately 30 to 60 minutes for the face region.

Patients normally see results from the first session, however, a sequence of applications is recommended to optimize results.



Evelyn Setubal
Evelyn Setubal

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