27 November 2010

Microdermabrasion: Goodbye scars, acne & spots

If you´re following me via twitter you already know that I did a microdermabrasion treatment last week at a beauty salon- Linda Young in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It´s the very first time I did this and I was extremely excited because I didn´t know what kind of effect it will have on my skin. So what exactly is microdermabrasion, what does it promise and what effect does it actually have on your face?

The picture is from shorelinemedicalspa.com
Diamond Microdermabrasion
is the latest technique in the removal of dead cells from the skin’s surface that promotes the new cell growth without the use of harmful chemicals. The Diamond Microdermabrasion buffs the surface of the skin by vacuuming the dead cells, leaving the skin smooth and restoring its lustre.  Furthermore, the removal of dead skin sends cellular messages to the lower layers to move upwards. This expedites the skin’s overall renewal process. It is non-surgical, safe, and effective for the following conditions: 
Open pores
Fine lines
Superficial wrinkles
Acne scars
Sun damaged skin
Age spots and stretch marks
Go to her website for more information: http://www.lindayoungaesthetics.com or you can watch this video which I found on youtube:

Dadadadum... Do you know how much it costs? The costs differs per beauty salon, but normally it costs around 100-150 euros per microdermabrasion treatment. At the Beauty Salon, Linda Young it costs 90 euros per treatment. However, there was a discount, so I only paid 50 euros or so and she gave me 3 sample products of the brand: P8N8.

My experience 
Everybody wants to have a smooth skin right? At least I do, so I wanted to try this treatment out to see what kind of effect it has. I have freckles on my face and I know that I have some blocked pores which are hard to remove. I don´t have acne or break outs, so my skin isn´t in a very bad condition. This treatment should lighten up my freckles, open my pores and remove my dead skin. The whole treatment took around 70 minutes, she cleaned my whole face and neck, scrubbed it et cetera, used the microdermabrasion machine to remove my dead skin and after that she had put a mask on my face. During the treatment she was using products from P8N8, its a famous and expensive brand in the US I guess, but I haven´t heard of it. The treatment didn´t hurt at all, it was very relaxing and you can feel that everything will be cleaned up, so I loved it The owner of the beauty salon was very kind, the service was good as well ^_^.

The result
My skin felt very moisturized, soft and I had a healthy glow for the whole day. It didn´t lighten up my freckles though, but it did open my blocked pores. I do believe that it will have more effect after more treatments. On the website it is said that a course of treatments, at least 5, is recommended to achieve maximum effects.

The result can be different per person. My best buddy had done this treatment as well. She went to a different beauty salon and it really worked for her. She had acne on her face and it was lessen after one treatment and after 3 treatments her acne was totally gone, so it really works after more treatments :)

Have you tried it before or would you try this out?
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