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Skin Res Technol. 2018 Nov;24(4):650-655. doi: 10.1111/srt.12580. Epub 2018 May 7.

The early effect of microdermabrasion on hydration and sebum level.

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Department of Cosmetology and Aesthetic Dermatology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Microdermabrasion is a popular form of mechanical peel, used for many aesthetic purposes. Because it removes the superficial epidermal layer, it has an impact on hydrolipid skin coat.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the study was to examine the changes taking place in the hydrolipid coat of the skin after microdermabrasion measured by skin hydration and sebum level.

METHODS:

Sixteen healthy women were included in the study, and the aluminium oxide crystal microdermabrasion device was used over the entire face of each patient. Measurements of stratum corneum hydration and sebum level were taken at baseline, just after the treatment, and 30 and 60 minutes later.

RESULTS:

A statistically significant difference in stratum corneum hydration was found on the cheeks 30 minutes after treatment and in the T-zone immediately after the procedure. Sebum reduction was observed immediately after the procedure irrespective of skin type and face area. In addition, sebum value was found to return to baseline 1 hour after the procedure.

CONCLUSIONS:

The observed changes in epidermal barrier function may be responsible for the clinical improvement following microdermabrasion.

KEYWORDS:

hydration; mechanical peel; microdermabrasion; sebum

PMID:
29736906
DOI:
10.1111/srt.12580
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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