Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, minimally abrasive aesthetic procedure to help improve skin texture and tone. This treatment mainly helps address skin issues like fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, melasma, and many other skin abnormalities contributing to a less-than-perfect appearance.
Typical microdermabrasion treatment uses a unique handheld device that sprays tiny particles of sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide onto the skin surface. These particles perform a sand blasting-like function against the uneven outer skin layer, improving the overall skin appearance.
Table of Contents
- 1 Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
- 2 Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- 3 How does Microdermabrasion Work?
- 4 What can I Expect After the Microdermabrasion Procedure?
- 5 Is There Any Downtime After Microdermabrasion?
- 6 How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
- 7 Microdermabrasion FAQ’s
- 8 Book an Appointment
Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle treatment with lenient candidacy criteria. Generally, an ideal candidate for microdermabrasion treatment is a person with:
- Uneven discoloration
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Acne and acne scars
- Mild rosacea
- Fine lines and superficial wrinkles
- Skin texture problems
- Clogged skin pores
If you have recently had collagen injections or other invasive procedures, you may have to wait at least a week before microdermabrasion treatment. Moreover, you should stop tanning and waxing your skin two weeks before the scheduled microdermabrasion. You can discuss your detailed candidacy criteria with your dermatologist.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion offers several benefits in favor of your facial appearance. Let’s overview some of those benefits.
- After the treatment, you will have a suppler and firmer skin appearance with diminished pigmentation marks.
- Microdermabrasion induces controlled injury to the skin tissues, stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity.
- With dead skin cells removed from the skin surface and pores, you will have better blood circulation in the tissues. This circulation provides your skin with the necessary nutrients and oxygenated blood. As a result, you will feel the rejuvenation effect. This unclogging of pores also helps treat mild acne.
- After microdermabrasion, you will notice that your skin can benefit from skincare products more than before the treatment. This allows your skin to absorb healthy ingredients from skincare products.
- Microdermabrasion can help reduce the appearance of shallow depressed acne scars. That being said, the treatment benefit will be minimal if the treated scars are more profound.
How does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion works in two ways. First, it exfoliates the skin using tiny particles. In the meantime, it involves suctioning the used particles and dead skin cells to avoid skin pores’ re-clogging.
Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure that lasts only 30-45 minutes. Hence, you can get this treatment during lunch break.
This treatment involves a dermatologist moving a handheld device against your skin. The side of this device that faces your skin sprays tiny crystals onto your epidermis to perform a sand blasting-like function. This removes the topmost superficial skin layer, bringing the underlying, more rejuvenated skin surface on top.
The handheld device, while spraying crystals, removes dead cells and scattered crystals using its suction element. This prevents your skin from getting contaminated with debris.
What can I Expect After the Microdermabrasion Procedure?
Microdermabrasion is a gentler skin treatment than many other beauty procedures. Still, it may cause your skin to become pink, and you may feel extra dryness and tightness in the treated region. These side effects, however, subside in 24 hours. In fact, these side effects are a sign that microdermabrasion has done its job well.
Is There Any Downtime After Microdermabrasion?
Generally, there is no downtime after microdermabrasion. However, it is usually advised to keep the skin hydrated and avoid topical acne medications or other cosmetic solutions for at least a day after the treatment. You can continue your routine activities or professional commitments right after the procedure.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
The average starting price of microdermabrasion is 750AED. The final cost of the treatment depends on the severity of the skin condition and the number of sessions needed to treat that condition.
How long does microdermabrasion last?
The results of microdermabrasion usually last a month. They can last longer if you take care of the skin.
Which is better, chemical peel or microdermabrasion?
Both microdermabrasion and chemical peeling serve specific purposes. For instance, if you want no downtime, faster healing, and quicker results, you can choose microdermabrasion. On the other hand, the results of chemical peeling last longer, but this treatment results in more significant downtime and costs more than microdermabrasion.
What are the side effects of microdermabrasion?
The most common side effects of microdermabrasion are mild swelling, redness, and tenderness. These side effects last only a few hours after the treatment.
How often should you get microdermabrasion?
Generally, a microdermabrasion session is recommended every 2-4 weeks for best results. You can also discuss the frequency of your treatment sessions with your dermatologist.
Can microdermabrasion remove dark spots?
Yes, microdermabrasion can reduce dark spots by stimulating collagen production.
Who shouldn't get microdermabrasion?
Your dermatologist may not treat your skin with microdermabrasion if you have taken isotretinoin during the past six months.
Book an Appointment
Microdermabrasion is a safe treatment that delivers quick results by initiating natural skin rejuvenation processes in the treated area of the skin. However, it is necessary to get this treatment from a skilled practitioner.
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