Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin.
In microdermabrasion technique, fine particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate with a vacuum/suction device are used.
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors.
It can be done in the following skin concerns:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
Enlarged pores and blackheads
Acne and acne scars
Stretch marks
Sun damage
Renew skin tone and texture
There’s very little you need to do to prepare for it. Remove any makeup and cleanse your face before the procedure begins.
It is better to avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing for about a week before treatment. You may also should stop using exfoliating creams and masks prior to treatment.
Crystal microdermabrasion:
The different types of crystals that may be used include aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate to rub away dead skin.
Hydradermabrasion is a newer method. It involves combining simultaneous dermal infusion of products and crystal-free exfoliation. The entire process stimulates collagen production and maximizes blood flow to your skin.
Side effects of microdermabrasion:
Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.
Minor bruising may also occur. This is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment.
You might be advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin.
It’s necessary to protect your skin with sunscreen for few weeks after treatment.