What you Need to Know about Microdermabrasion

microdermabrasion cosmetic treatment

By: Dr. Bita

Microdermabrasion is an effective, safe, and popular cosmetic procedure that has no down time. It is a kind of mechanical exfoliation that removes all dead cells from the superficial layer of the skin without any discomfort. The results of microdermabrasion are almost instantaneously visible. It reduces brown spots, fine lines/wrinkles, mild-to-moderate acne scars, all the while improving skin’s tone and texture.

How It Works

The procedure stimulates the basal layer of the skin to produce new cells and bring them up to the superficial layer of the skin. It also stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibers so the skin appears younger and firmer. Microdermabrasion can be used with other skin treatments like Botox injection as well as chemical peel if needed.

Who Can Benefit From It

Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for photo damaged or dry skin. This treatment can be done on all skin types and conditions; however, it doesn’t work on deep scars, stretch marks or deep wrinkles. After microdermabrasion, skin can be temporarily red or pink, but after a while, full recovery can be seen. It is a perfect alternative for busy people who cannot take time out of their busy schedules for healing, either because of going right back to work, or having to look their best instantly without down time.

Post-Treatment Care

Protecting the skin from the sun is a must after microdermabrasion. Moreover, your skin may feel dry and tight for a couple of days so applying a moisturizer is very useful. You can apply makeup on your skin 24 hours after the treatment. Do not drink alcohol for 2 days after the treatment. Although scarring is very uncommon, when you see a scar on your skin, do not pick it. Contact your aesthetician or dermatologist for proper care advice, as each skin type and case is slightly different.

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