Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure. The specialist sprays or rubs fine crystals onto the skin with a wand that gently exfoliates the surface, removing the top layer. The aim is to make the skin appear younger.

The procedure should not be painful. It takes 30-40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck. Before seeing reduced signs of aging, a person may require between 5-8 treatments from a skin care specialist.

People can have treatments weekly, every 2 weeks, or monthly, depending on their skin type and the reason for treatment.

Most people request microdermabrasion to rejuvenate the complexion of the face and neck, but the specialist can perform the procedure on any area of skin.

The goal of microdermabrasion is to make a your skin complexion smoother, brighter, and more even in color.

Microdermabrasion can:

  • improve age spots and black heads
  • Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of dark skin)
  • Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
  • Lessen appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce or eliminate pores
  • Treat acne and acne scars

Dermatologists may also use microdermabrasion to enhance the results of anti-aging or skin-bleaching products. The procedure can help these products penetrate the skin.

For a few days after microdermabrasion, a you may notice:

  • skin swelling
  • skin redness
  • a burning or stinging sensation
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

After the procedure, use sun protection. This will help to ensure the best results and reduce the risk of side effects

Most people do not need time to recover after microdermabrasion. If a person does experience side effects, they tend to disappear after a few days.

In the majority of people, the skin will recover enough for another microdermabrasion session within a week.


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