Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses a mechanical diamond tip for exfoliation, along with adjustable suction to sweep away the outermost layer of dead skin cells. It rejuvenates the surface, resulting in a brighter complexion, while improving conditions such as sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, melasma, acne, acne scarring, as well as unclogs and reduces pore size. The skin may be a bit pink post treatment, but this quickly fades.
What Happens During a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
You’ll feel the abrasive texture and suction from the wand as it passes over the skin, but because it’s only working on the very surface of the skin it doesn’t hurt. People often describe the sensation as being massaged with powerful facial scrub. The main benefits of microdermabrasion are that it’s quick, it’s inexpensive compared to other skin rejuvenation procedures, and there is no down-time. You can have a treatment done during your lunch hour and head back to work directly afterward.
When can I expect results from microdermabrasion?
Even after the first treatment, you’ll notice your skin looks and feels softer and smoother. After a series of treatments, you may notice a softening of fine lines and sun spots or age spots. The procedure has become really popular among people with acne and uneven skin tone, too. As an acne treatment, it’s best for those with mild breakouts or comedonal acne (blackheads and whiteheads). Microdermabrasion helps clear out the pores and reduce non-inflamed blemishes.