Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns:
fine lines and wrinkles
hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
enlarged pores and blackheads
acne and acne scars
dull-looking skin complexion
uneven skin tone and texture
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure that usually takes about one hour. It’s not necessary to use anesthesia or a numbing agent for microdermabrasion.
During your appointment, we will use a handheld device to gently sand away the outer layer of skin in the targeted areas. At the end of the treatment, a moisturizer as well as sunscreen will be applied to your skin.
What should I expect after microdermabrasion?
There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately. Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness and swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.
Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.
You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.