Microdermabrasion to combat dry skin conditions
04 Sep 2012
Dry and itchy skin is caused when the sebaceous glands don't produce enough sebum to keep the skin hydrated. As a result, the skin becomes dry and flaky which is then itchy, irritable and often inflamed.
Most people seek to nourish their skin using heavy moisturising creams and lotions, in order to combat skin conditions caused by dry skin, such as Eczema or Dermatitis, however, for many people moisturisers that can be bought in store just aren't enough to really tackle the problem, other than for immediate relief.
Non-surgical Treatment Options
So, what other options are available? A popular choice of dermatology treatment, amongst women seeking to combat the problem more long-term, is microdermabrasion which might sound scary but is actually one of the most effective treatments for the rejuvenation of dry skin.
And despite how the name might sound, microdermabrasion is actually a very quick process that will see results right from the first session, although more sessions are strongly recommended to keep the skin hydrated and healthy.
The procedure works by exfoliating the surface of the skin, using microcrystals that remove dead skin cells, leaving the surface looking healthier and brighter. This will also encourage the production of collagen, which keeps the skin elasticated, improving the look and feel of the skin.
As the treatment is only used to treat the surface of the skin, it is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive types, as the procedure is not irritating. Indeed, microdermabrasion is so gentle on the skin, that patients can return to their usual skin care regime pretty much straight away, including the application of beauty products such as makeup.
If you have any concerns about how your skin has reacted, your clinic will offer excellent aftercare allowing you to discuss your concerns and provide you with all of the advice and knowledge that you might need to keep your skin looking beautiful.