Microdermabrasion is a popular skin treatment with a simple, straight forward, non-invasive procedure that revitalizes dull skin, reduces large pores, erases fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, reduces mild pigment irregularities (hyperpigmentation), stretch marks and age spots.
It is equally effective to other skin treatments (on superficial imperfections) and, most importantly, it allows you to get back to your daily routine immediately after treatment. It has a one-hour procedure for the skin on your face, neck, or arms, with virtually no recovery time.
On the other hand, microdermabrasion is not appropriate for people with:
- Severe acne scars
- Advanced aging signs
- Extensive hyperpigmentation (discoloration of skin)
- Skin disorders
- Sensitive skin
Question & Answer*
Does the microdermabrasion treatment hurt?
Micro abrasion treatment is painless. Few patients have reported some itchiness or stinginess when micro crystals came in contact with their skin. But as microdermabrasion treatment continues, your skin gets used to crystal flow. It feels like the mild facial massage from a special wand. Your face may appear a little pinkish in the first 24 hours, but you should not experience any itchiness or pain.
When will I see results?
This depends on your skin. Some reported immediate results after the first treatment. Your skin will look cleaner and healthier after a few microdermabrasions.
What should I expect after treatment?
Your skin will have a pink or red colour that will resolve over time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure, or use a sun block of at least SPF 15 when outdoors.
Will it be uncomfortable?
Avoid exposure to direct sun and apply good sun block. Use lots of moisturizer during the first few days. Some redness might occur on treated areas, but they generally disappear after a few hours. Don't use any peeling products for the next 3-4 days and avoid full-face make up (liquid foundation or pressed powder).