How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion involves using ultra-fine crystals to gently polish the surface layer of the skin. A handheld vacuum suctions and removes the crystals along with debris and impurities drawn out from the exfoliation process. The non-invasive treatment removes dull, dry, and damaged skin to reveal a smooth, healthy complexion you’ll be confident to show off. Microdermabrasion can be used to revitalize the skin on the face, neck, chest, arms, or hands.
Microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors and is ideal for anyone looking to:
Improve age spots and blackheads
Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of dark skin)
Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
Exfoliate the skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
Minimize enlarged pores
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Treat acne and the scars left by acne
What to expect from a microdermabrasion treatment
To prepare for your microdermabrasion treatment, your skincare professional will first cleanse the treatment area. Then, he or she will begin the microdermabrasion procedure. During the treatment, ultra-fine crystals are blasted through a small tube that is pressed against your skin while another tube simultaneously vacuums up the crystals and dead skin cells. While you’ll feel a suction sensation, most patients experience little to no discomfort with microdermabrasion. The entire treatment lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, making it a perfect lunchtime procedure.
Following microdermabrasion, your skincare professional will clean your skin again to remove any stray crystals. After applying moisturizer and sunscreen you will be free to return to work or run errands. Recovery from microdermabrasion is virtually nonexistent. Your skin will be a bit pink for a couple of hours following treatment, but it will recover fully within 24 hours. It may feel like you have a minor sunburn for a few days afterward as the fresh layer of skin heals.
Patients with more blemished skin will require a deeper treatment, which may result in additional redness and swelling. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how sensitive your skin is.
If you’re looking for instant gratification and younger looking skin, microdermabrasion delivers. The skin smoothing and brightening results of microdermabrasion are visible immediately. After just one treatment, you’ll notice a more vibrant, softer complexion. If you’re looking to correct a specific skin problem, you may need several microdermabrasion treatments to see the results you desire. Typically, patients require between six and 10 treatments, scheduled one to two weeks apart. A series of microdermabrasion treatments can dramatically reduce clogged pores and blackheads, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.