MDA, popularly known as crystal cleanup, is a mechanical exfoliation of the skin. This procedure helps remove the dead skin cells through suction from the outermost or the superficial layers of the skin or the epidermis. Yuvraj Grewal, MD is a Santa Clarita, CA board certified physician specializing in performing professional microdermabrasion to enhance a patient’s overall skin appearance.
What to expect during the procedure
Before starting the microdermabrasion technique, your care provider will first gently clean your face with the help of a cleanser.
After cleansing the face, your doctor will use the microdermabrasion machine to exfoliate the skin gently. With the help of vacuum pressure and through the microcrystals of aluminum oxide, the superficial most layers of the skin, that is, the dead skin cells, are removed.
Other than gently ablating the skin, the microdermabrasion procedure also leads to increased circulation beneath the skin, leading to a healthier, clearer, and more youthful skin appearance.
As the dead skin cells are removed, they, along with the aluminum oxide crystals, are collected in a reservoir, and they are discarded.
Why are aluminum oxide crystals ideal for MDA?
Aluminum oxide crystal is one of the most popular crystals still used along with the microdermabrasion machine. This is because the crystals are tough, second only to diamond. Because of this hard property, the aluminum oxide crystals are suitable to be blasted on the skin without fragmentation and help remove the skin’s superficial layer. The crystals have a rough, jagged surface, which makes them excellent for exfoliating the skin’s top-most layer.
Who is the ideal candidate for MDA?
Any person interested in improving the skin’s texture and appearance can benefit from this procedure. However, people having such acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, blackheads and whiteheads, and mild spots or photoaging signs can significantly benefit from this procedure.
This procedure is most commonly done for the face, but you can use it on the body, arms, and chest.
How much time does the procedure take, and how many sessions are required?
It takes around 20 to 40 minutes for the entire procedure to occur, depending on the treatment site’s surface area. Now, because the procedure takes much less time, your doctor will conduct it in-office, and you can get it done anytime, depending on your schedule. If you need one session, your skin will generally appear smoother. However, if you take multiple, about four to six sessions, which are the ideal number of treatment sessions to be taken for an adequate amount of results, then your skin and your face will appear more youthful.
Precautions after treatment
There can be slight redness or swelling after the procedure, which lasts for about one to two hours. After the procedure, apply sunscreen and moisturizing cream because your skin can become a little sensitive.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent procedure to give you an instant glow and remove that superficial layer of impurities from the skin. Contact Mind-Body Infusion to schedule a treatment session today.