Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure which considered a safe for most skin types and colours. It uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface (fine crystals) and a vacuum to remove the thick outer layer of the skin and also dead skin cells to rejuvenate it, and to renew skin tone and texture. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, back and hands. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, minor scars, age spots and other skin-related conditions.
Microdermabrasion should not cause any skin colour changes or scarring. It does not work for more significant scarring, stretch marks or deep wrinkles.
You may need more than 1 treatment.
It usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
It may also not be suitable for everyone. Your practitioner will be able to tell you if microdermabrasion is suitable for you or whether an alternative treatment would be better.
There is little to no downtime and you should be able to resume your daily activities immediately.
You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure.
Common side effects such as redness and swelling, tend to be short-lived and generally go away within a few hours after treatment.
Your skin will be sensitive to the sun afterwards, so you should avoid to be on a sun for a few days and It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Also, you will be advised to use a gentle skin care products to minimize skin dryness and keep your skin hydrated.