After having dabbled with good ol’ apricot, walnut, ground coffee and even sugar granules as scrubs, meet the current MVP of the beauty world – microdermabrasion.
While we may have given you the lowdown on this treatment, here’s a quick recap of the power exfoliator:
“Microdermabrasion is usually the first step of a good facial wherein you exfoliate the topmost layer of the skin with the help of a vacuum that sucks out dirt, debris, pollution and oils. It is an alternative to plucking out blackheads and preventing breakouts too. It is best to get it once a month followed by a medical or laser facial,” says dermatologist and cosmetic physician Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta.
The treatment increases the efficacy of subsequent beauty facials and is sometimes even coupled with the infusion of active solutions such as hyaluronic acid or vitamin C to hydrate the skin. While microdermabrasion is often marketed as a 'skin polishing' solution, there is a new variant in the skincare circles - micro-needling.
'Micro-needling is the new, more advanced treatment that is now available. Unlike microdermabrasion, micro-needling is more beneficial as it reaches deeper down into the skin and promotes collagen production,' says Dr Simal Soin, cosmetic dermatologist.
So, we spoke to a few skin experts to find out all about the latest facials that are ruling the beauty roost. Here are their picks:
Dr Simal Soin, cosmetic dermatologist and founder, AAYNA clinic
AAYNA Miracle treatment
This skincare therapy involves using an elegant micro-channelling device along with suction which helps in the targeted dermal infusion of specific serums resulting in spectacular results. This technology has been devised to deal with concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, open pores, pigmentation, sun damage, congested oily skin, scars, uneven skin tone, overall rejuvenation and hydration.
AAYNA Gold Stamp
This is a revolutionary micro-needling therapy that is only available at Aayna. Gold stamp treatment uses titanium 24-carat gold needles to allow the solution access deep into the epidermis and maximizes absorption up to 98 per cent. The meso-solution contains a combination of botox, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, peptides, kojic acid, glutathione, licorice extracts and skin boosters. It addresses all skin conditions such as open pores, fine lines, under-eye concerns, pigmentation, and rejuvenation that makes your skin glow.
Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta, dermatologist and cosmetic physician, ISAAC Luxe
AQUAGOLD Fine Touch
It is a patented delivery tool that provides a customised treatment with the help of microneedles. A non-invasive, CE marked and US-FDA approved treatment, AQUAGOLD Fine Touch involves a 24-carat gold-plated needle system uses needles thinner than the human hair. These needles painlessly deliver custom solutions into the skin at the ideal 600-micron depth.
It creates a smooth skin texture, tones with dermal micro-hyaluronic gel and enhances laser treatments with serums, growth factors and vitamins - Perioral, Periocular, Forehead, Neck, Back of Hands, Décolleté. It uses a quick, direct dermal application that has no risks, downtime unlike injection-based mesotherapy techniques.
Dr Kiran Lohia, skin and cosmetic specialist, Isya Aesthetics
Advanced Diamond Microdermabrasion
This is a superficial skin resurfacing treatment using diamond crystals that helps to improve various skin problems such as dull skin, pigmentation, acne scars and age spots. It is a very simple procedure with almost no downtime and can be safely performed not only on the face but areas like neck, chest, hands, forearms, abdomen and legs in all ethnic groups. The technique adopted by us involves a special process that is skin-specific, making it more effective and with no side effects using the latest Diamond Microdermabrasion machines straight from the United States. This combined with other resurfacing treatments enhances the results exponentially.
Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra, dermatologist, Skin Alive
Diamond Skin Polishing
This technique polishes the skin using a microdermabrasion wand with diamond tips that removes dead cells, tanning, wrinkles, scars and improves the complexion of the skin. A gentle treatment, it does not cause any damage, resulting in a fresh radiant appearance. The treatment is customized as per individual client and may last anywhere between 45 to 50 minutes. There is no downtime and you can get back to routine immediately after the procedure.
Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Managing Director and Consultant dermatologist, Medlinks
Crystal microdermabrasion uses different types of crystals made of aluminium oxide and sodium bicarbonate that helps in getting rid of dead skin cells. It gives an instant glow and smooth skin texture.
Revolutionary dermabrasion experience with patented Hydrafacial Md as vortex tips ensure dermal infusion of serums & exfoliation of the dead skin cells at the same time. stimulates collagen production.
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