Microdermabrasion treatments are a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin. It uses a minimally abrasive instrument such as a diamond-tipped wand to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer.
Treatments are used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, as well as to lessen the appearance of stretch marks, among other conditions. The technique also helps thicken your collagen, which result in an overall younger looking complexion.
It is recommended for treatment of the following:
What is a microdermabrasion treatment like?
A microdermabrasion treatment uses a diamond-tip wand attached with a gentle suction that is glided across your skin to exfoliate and simultaneously remove shedded dead skin.
Is a microdermabrasion treatment painful?
Treatments are not at all painful. You may however feel a mild scratching/scrubbing sensation as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells. Additionally, you'll notice a vibrating sensation akin to a massage.
When can I see results and how long do they last?
Immediately after treatment, you will notice a fairer and more even toned skin. Your polished new look should be long-lasting, depending on the severity of your skin damage and the number of treatments that you receive. Many people have two microdermabrasion treatments per month at first and then one per month as part of a maintenance plan.
What is the recovery time following a procedure?
One of the advantages of microdermabrasion is that it has no downtime. Only slight redness may occur and this will vary between customers, however most redness will subside within 24 hours. Make-up can be applied immediately following the procedure, which enables you to return to your normal routine directly after treatment.
What are the possible side effects and unwanted risks?
Any discomfort experienced as part of microdermabrasion is usually short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. You can expect the skin to be flaky and dry for several days.