Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure whereby the dead surface of the skin is removed by light abrasion. Sun-damaged skin, dark spots and scars are taken away using this method. Also known as Mircroderm, this procedure is generally well accepted and very popular in beauty salons and spas.
This technique does not require anesthetic to numb the skin and is not a painful procedure. It can be used to remove scar which protrude above the skin but is it not as effective with sunken scars. Microderm can be a form of acne treatment but for successful results, repeated procedure has to be done frequently.
Abrasive crystals were actually utilized to carry out microdermabrasion previously but since the last decade, a wand with a coarse surface is now generally used to perform this technique. No medical supervision is necessary and this technique is performed in everyday spa treatments using all types of machines.