Microskin Technology Offers Hope for Rosacea, Vitiligo Sufferers
by Wendy Travis
Individuals dealing with serious skin conditions like rosacea or vitiligo may be hard-pressed to find products to effectively treat or conceal their skin discoloration. When left unchecked, skin conditions can lead to lower self-esteem and quality of life. The good news is that there are products available to help camouflage skin imperfections, so people dealing with these disorders can face the world with confidence once again. One of the newest products to come on the market is Microskin technology, a cosmetic concealer that takes basic camouflage makeup to a whole new level.
What is Microskin Technology?
Microskin is a simulated second skin, which is applied by either a sponge or an airbrush. The liquidized color is specifically formulated to the patient's skin tone and adheres to the epidermis for a much longer-lasting effect than other types of camouflage products. Patients receive professional treatments first, along with training on application techniques. Once they know how to apply Microskin to their own skin, they can use the product at home as needed.
What does Microskin Technology Treat?
Microskin technology can be used on a host of skin conditions, including:
- Birth marks
- Burn scarring
- Spider veins
The treatment can be applied to any area of the skin, although applications do not tend to last as long on areas frequently washed, like the hands.
Who is a Candidate for Microskin Technology?
Anyone with a skin condition that they want to conceal would be a good candidate for Microskin technology. The product has been used on adults and children alike with no ill side effects. The product can work on all skin tones and types.
How Long does it Last?
The duration of a Microskin treatment is dependent on a number of factors. The biggest variable is the experience of the individual applying the product. Patients who first begin using Microskin may find that they need to reapply the product every day or two. However, once they become more comfortable with the process, they may find applications last as long as 3-4 days. Some experienced users can even get up to a week's wear from a single application.
Users may also find that frequent sweating, washing or sun exposure reduces the length of time between applications. Oily skin types may also find that applications do not last as long, since the natural oils on the skin break down the Microskin technology much quicker. Other areas of the body may get longer lapses between applications, using touch-ups to keep the skin looking its best.
Is Microskin Technology a Makeup?
Microskin is not considered a makeup and does not come in cream or powder form. The product is actually a liquidized form of simulated skin that is individually formulated to a patient's specific skin tone and type. Microskin does not rub off and is completely waterproof. Because the skin underneath can breathe and sweat, it is safe to keep the Microskin product on the skin for a number of days. It actually looks and feels like natural skin and is very easy to remove.
Are there Risks Associated with Microskin Technology?
Microskin was originally introduced to the Australian market and has been tested at Brisbane's Royal Children's Pediatric Burn Center and the University of Queensland's Department of Psychiatry. At this time, there have been no adverse reactions associated with the product.
What are Some Alternatives to Microskin?
Some camouflage cosmetics on the market today may offer similar results to Microskin technology for less cost. Dermablend and Cover FX are two of the most popular camouflage cosmetics on the market today, due to their ability to conceal many types of problematic skin. However, camouflage cosmetics do not offer the long-lasting results of Microskin technology. They are also more likely to smudge or rub off during wear.
If you are tired of hiding your complexion because of a skin disorder that has not responded to any kind of treatment, there is another option available. Microskin technology is now available through some doctors in the United States, offering effective camouflage for a host of skin conditions. Check out our listings at HealthySkinPortal to find a doctor in your area that offers Microskin technology today.
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