With Microdermabrasion, Rough Seems to Work Better

Many people can become unnerved when considering deeper skin care treatments like microdermabrasion for age spots, discoloration, wrinkles, or acne scars. However, an increasing amount of studies have shown that aggressive treatments can provide more benefits than gentler agents. Many recent research agencies has corroborated the benefits of microdermabrasion that we’ve seen here at NeedCrystals.

Rough buffing, like microdermabrasion, does more than remove the outer layer of skin; it also stimulates skin healing. With microdermabrasion, wrinkles and acne scars are treated from the outside (the surface) and the inside (the development of new cells and collagen). Though this procedure, which uses crystals applied to the skin or a diamond tipped mechanism to buff the skin, may appear rough, it actually lets the skin heal more quickly than more damaging treatments, like laser resurfacing.

Research conducted by Dr. Karimpour at the University of Michigan published in the Archives of Dermatology raises the notion of how to make microdermabrasion much more effective when compared to laser resurfacing. Dr. Karimpour determined that microdermabrasion treatments, using aluminum oxide crystals, increase in effectiveness when rougher treatments are performed. To attempt this, the doctor and his research team used microdermabrasion wands with different abrasive tips and found that the more coarse diamonds increased healing and collagen development, as well as increasing the presence of vital skin proteins that fight infection.

Other doctors, like Dr. Jeffrey Salomon from the Yale University School of Medicine, understand the healing process of skin as a complex response to increased damage to the skin. With microdermabrasion, wrinkles, age spots, and scars aren’t treated just because of the coarseness of the tool, but also the “duration of application, pressure applied during the application and the recipient skin thickness.” Learning more about the process of microdermabrasion for age spots and acne scars means that doctors can take a multi-angled approach to healing skin. Dr. Salomon, for example, proposes the use of acids in conjunction with microdermabrasion when a doctor believes that it will help make the skin buffing treatment more effective.

One reason that researchers are interested in the healing properties of microdermabrasion for age spots and scarring is that it’s often a much faster procedure with a quicker recovery time and less chance for serious injury. Using microdermabrasion to treat more severe skin issues, like fine wrinkles and shallow acne scars, lets dermatologists provide the most accurate treatments possible without getting too invasive.

At NeedCrystals, we believe strongly in a conservative approach to skincare. We provide a line of microdermabrasion crystals that provide similar results after long-term, dedicated use. This lets our customers dictate their own skincare process, even letting them use our organic medical grade white aluminum oxide crystals with their own creams and face washes. These crystals, available in different grit levels to let you customize your skincare regimen, stimulate collagen regrowth and remove the surface layer of dead skin, just like microdermabrasion. For more information on how to revitalize your skin, visit NeedCrystals today.