Skin rejuvenation , cells renewal, skin exfoliation
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. When you remove the stratum corneum or the top layer of the skin, the body interprets it as an injury. It then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. Deep skin exfoliation is benefiting cell permeability and improve skin metabolism. The machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip, while some also vacuum loose skin cells from the face. People with uneven pigmentation, fine lines, and clogged pores can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
The procedure stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. Microdermabrasion improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. Any skin type can benefit from microdermabrasion. For acne-prone people, microdermabrasion can be combined with peels and medical extractions. So, if you have scarring, it may help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Concerns Treated :
Uneven skin tone or texture.
Dark spots that can appear when acne starts to clear.
Microdermabrasion Benefits :
Reduced appearance of fine lines.
Even skin tone appearance.
Reduced appearance of dark spots.
The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes for the face. One of the best parts of microdermabrasion is that side effects are minimal. Most people will experience short-term redness that will improve within just a couple of hours. If your physician happens to go too deep into the skin during treatment, you may experience some burning or stinging, but that is only temporary.
How much does Microdermabrasion cost per treatment?
Average Cost: $150
Price Range: $100-$200
All you need to know
Who is the best candidate for this treatment?
The best candidate anyone who is experiencing any skin concerns such fine lines, uneven skin tone, pigmentation or clogged pores . Microdermabrasion can work wonders to improve skin appearance by gently exfoliating and removing the damaged outer layer of the skin.
Active infection of any type, such as Herpes simplex virus or flat warts.
Active acne Sunburn Recent use of topical agents such as glycolic acids, alphahydroxy acids and Retin-A
Any recent chemical peel procedure (within 2 weeks)
Active eczema, dermatitis ,skin cancer on the treated area
Vascular lesions /Rosacea
Oral blood thinner medications
Tattoos (not effective)
Use of Acutane within the last year
How long does the treatment take?
Each session takes just on average 30 minutes. The treatment doesn't require special post care , you can come back to your regular activities immediately after the treatment.
How many sessions are needed to see results? Are they permanent?
Most patients receive five to sixteen treatments per area , though the exact number will depend on the age and condition of the area that being treated.
Is there any specific pre- or post-procedure care required?
You will not have downtime or a recovery period. Some patients’ skin turns pink or red. The skin can swell a bit. These side effects are similar to having a sunburn or windburn for a day or two. During this time, some patients feel uncomfortable returning to work or being in public.
Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided. Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong UV light exposure and tanning beds). If some sun exposure cannot be avoided, first apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater. Although sunscreen should be a part of your daily skin care, for a minimum of two weeks, a sunscreen with at least a SPF of 30 must be applied.
Clinical Studies & More
The Role of Microdermabrasion in Skincare
Clinical Study Microdermabrasion
Since it’s development in Italy in 1985, microdermabrasion has become an increasingly popular non-invasive procedure used for skin rejuvenation, and the treatment of acne and certain acne scars. Several recent reports have assessed the histologic skin changes associated with microdermabrasion, as well as patient satisfaction with the procedure.