What Is Microdermabrasion ?
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a diamond tip to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance.
Is Microdermabrasion Painful?
No. Because the procedure uses diamond tip to gently exfoliate the skin, microdermabrasion should not be painful or leave the patient with any lingering discomfort. However, microdermabrasion does cause a mild warming or tingling sensation that most patients describe in positive terms.
What type of results can I expect following treatment?
The results of microdermabrasion can be seen almost immediately. Just one microdermabrasion session can improve the skin’s color, tone, and health. After treatment, the face should have a fresh appearance and a smooth, soft texture. However, the microdermabrasion system is most effective when a patient receives multiple treatments at intervals of two to three weeks.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Yes. One of the important benefits of microdermabrasion is its safety. It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal risks. When performed by an experienced aesthetician, microdermabrasion can significantly enhance the complexion without affecting the deeper layers of the skin.
Can I return to work after a microdermabrasion session?
Yes. Microdermabrasion is often referred to as the “lunch hour facial” because the procedure is so brief and the side effects are hardly noticeable. After a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin should look and feel refreshed, and be only slightly flushed.