Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Microdermabrasion: The Procedure, The Benefits, And Recommendations

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Microdermabrasion treatments have long been hailed as one of the easiest ways to transform your skin. The procedure, which is administered by a dermatologist, is painless and quick and results can be seen instantly. The non-invasive, effective treatment leaves patients with a healthier looking, glowing complexion.

In short, microdermabrasion is the process of applying very small, rough crystals, grains or diamonds to the skin to slough off the outermost layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. Frequent cell turnover is imperative if supple, youthful looking skin is the goal. Unfortunately, the manufacture of skin cells drastically slows as we age. Microdermabrasion initiates and speeds up this process, which gives our skin the boost it needs to look its absolute best.


Microdermabrasion is used to treat a plethora of skin conditions including: 
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Clogged pores
  • Mild discoloration
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
The procedure can also help tame oily skin, exfoliate dry skin and has been successfully used to diminish the appearance of stretch marks. Post-treatment, the healthier layer of skin left exposed is able to accept further skincare treatments in a more effective manner.  Many patients find that their creams and serums penetrate much more effectively, helping them to achieve superlative results from their products faster. In addition, since your skin’s surface will be smooth, your makeup will not only apply more evenly, but it will look amazing too.

Unfortunately, microdermabrasion is not accessible to everyone due to the cost and time involved. The average cost of one treatment can be between $150-$300, and it is usually recommended to undergo the procedure more than once. Also, follow-up appointments with the dermatologists are standard practice and will most likely be a requirement pre and post-treatment.

For those of us who do not have the time or cash to dedicate to professional microdermabrasion treatments there is still hope! At-home microdermabrasion creams are currently being offered by many skin care brands in the market. The results that can be achieved with most at-home creams are comparable to the results that you would get in your doctor’s office.

Almost all of the brands offer the same basic formula. It is usually made up of super tiny, hard granules that are suspended in a cream formula. The combination of granules and cream is usually very dense which helps the product work effectively by staying on your skin while you are performing the application process.

What makes the best stand out from the rest though is the list of ingredients. Look for at-home microdermabrasion creams that are packed full of beneficial ingredients. You know the ones on the ingredient list that you can actually recognize and say out loud? They will be far more beneficial for your skin, and well worth your time and money. Take a pass on all of the others.


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Velixa offers an at-home microdermabrasion treatment that really outshines what other brands are currently offering. Their Micro-Dermabrasion Renew Creme is packed into a tiny tube, but trust me, your results will be huge! Using just a small amount of the product promotes surface cell turnover and instantly reveals fresher, healthier skin. The appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced, and the wonder product even moisturizes and protects all of that newly exposed skin. If you take a peek at the ingredient list you will see that there are plenty of antioxidants and essential oils making this product a fantastic option.

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Jojoba Seed Oil
A popular skin and hair conditioning agent that closely matches our skin’s own sebum. The oil improves elasticity and suppleness.

Red Tea Extract
The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it ideal for treating eczema, acne and aging skin. Red Tea Extract can also fight free radical damage.

Apricot Kernel Oil
Contains powerful vitamins E and A which are essential when trying to promote radiant, hydrated skin. Very nourishing.

Hyaluronic Acid
Naturally found in the body working to secure moisture, creating a fullness to our skin. When we are young our hyaluronic acid is turnover by our body at a high rate and assists in tissue repair. As we age this process slows down which results in our moisture levels dropping. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid boosts hydration levels and plumps skin.

Japonica Extract
A potent antioxidant and anti-irritant.

At-home microdermabrasion creams are not meant for everyday use. At the most you should indulge your skin in this treatment once or twice a week.

When applying the cream, or any at-home microdermabrasion cream for that matter, I must caution you. Use a light hand. These creams contain a higher concentration of scrub particles, far more than exfoliating creams do. If you rub too hard or apply harshly to your skin you could end up damaging your skin. So be gentle and your face will thank you.


A healthy dose of Velixa's Micro-Dermabrasion Renew Creme
After using Velixa’s Micro-Dermabrasion Renew Crème just once I noticed a huge improvement in my skin. My face looked refreshed, smooth and my makeup applied flawlessly. The cream is dense and you really only need to apply a very small amount to achieve maximum results. While rinsing the product off of my face, I felt traces of oil. I assure you that this is not cause for alarm. In fact, this is one of the biggest benefits of using the cream. First, it showed me that the above mentioned Jojoba and Apricot Kernel oil were present in high enough quantities to be effective. Second, the faint amount of oil left on my skin after rinsing and drying my face off provided gentle moisture and helped my face not too feel uncomfortably tight.


Now that you know the benefits of treating your skin to an at-home microdermabrasion product, why not consider starting with Velixa? The company’s website contains a wealth of information, not to mention access to their incredibly effective skincare products. Also, be sure visit Velixa’s Facebook page so that you can get social with the company and get all of their latest updates!

3 comments:

Linderella said...

Not sure I'd use that product but the tiara in that advert is so pretty!

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Kathleen Novak said...

Hi Linderella!

The tiara is so pretty! You are missing out on an amazing product. Curiosity is killing me....why wouldn't you use it?

Thanks for stopping by!

David Snydar said...

Great review! I have gotten microdermabrasion, but haven't had the cash to go in to get extra body parts zapped. I have tried the no-no to miscellaneous results, so possibly this is what I'm looking for. Thank you for sharing these details. More power to you and to your site microdermabrasion.

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