Microdermabrasion exfoliates your skin, which removes the outer, dull, dead layer of your skin. An abrasive diamond-tipped vacuum system and tiny crystals are used in the technique. Microdermabrasion brings out the outstanding qualities of your skin with a painless process that doesn’t use anesthesia.
What exactly is Microdermabrasion, and how does it work? What skin conditions benefit best from this treatment, and does it have side effects? Find out the answers to your questions and more through this post.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Skin tone and texture can be improved using the minimally invasive Microdermabrasion technique. The procedure can lessen the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scars, melasma, and other skin disorders.
To revitalize the skin, a specialized applicator with an abrasive surface gently sands the skin’s thick outer layer.
The more dead skin cells on the topmost skin layer, the less bright it becomes. Dead skin cells, dirt, and oil also clog pores, causing several skin problems like acne, enlarged pores, dull skin, and uneven skin tone. Last but not least, skincare products cannot penetrate the skin deep enough due to the buildup of dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.
The dead skin cells-filled top layer, with all the grime, oil, and muck, is removed with Microdermabrasion. The skin is exfoliated to reveal the younger layer underneath. Aside from clearing the top layer of the skin of dead skin cells, grime, and clogged pores, Microdermabrasion also opens the way for skincare products to reach deeper layers of the skin.
After the first treatment, your skin will feel tighter, look brighter, and look more youthful. No recovery period is necessary following a Microdermabrasion procedure; you can resume your regular schedule immediately. For 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, it’s typical for the skin to be dry, pink, and tight.
Microdermabrasion is beneficial for all types of skin.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
The in-office procedure of Microdermabrasion typically lasts an hour. A trained skin care specialist should do it. For Microdermabrasion, neither an anesthetic nor a numbing agent is required.
You will have a recliner for your appointment chair. The outermost layer of skin in the affected areas will be carefully sanded away by your physician using a handheld device with a diamond tip. The device will immediately suck off the exfoliated particles as soon as they come off.
The force on the handpiece and the amount of time the suction is left on the skin may affect how deep the abrasion is. This Microdermabrasion applicator is typically restricted to more delicate facial regions, such as those near the eyes.
Your skin will be covered in a moisturizer and sunscreen after the procedure.
What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion can treat several skin conditions. Microdermabrasion is regarded as a safe treatment for all skin types and tones. Those who have the following skin issues may decide to have the procedure:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Brown patches, aging spots, and hyperpigmentation
- Blackheads and enlarged pores
- Both mild acne and its superficial scars
- Stretch marks
- Dull or sallow skin and complexion
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Acne discoloration
- Pick marks
- Sun damage
What to Expect After Microdermabrasion?
After walking out of the medspa, what can you expect to happen to your newly exfoliated skin?
Is There Downtime or Recovery Period Necessary?
The downtime following Microdermabrasion is minimal to nonexistent. You should be able to get back to your regular schedule right away.
The treatment only exfoliates the topmost layer of the skin – it is superficial. It should not require lengthy rest.
Can I Use Skincare Products Right After the Treatment?
Use mild skin care products and keep your skin nourished. After treatment, refrain from utilizing topical acne treatments for at least one day. It’s crucial to use sunscreen to protect your skin. In the initial weeks following the treatment, your skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
How Many Treatments Will I Need and When Will I See Results?
After the initial treatment session, you’ll start noticing some skin changes. You’ll see that your skin has more vibrancy and radiance.
Depending on your skin’s health, this exfoliating treatment may last a month. We advise a course of therapies for the best outcomes. Your skin issues’ severity and expectations will determine how many Microdermabrasion sessions you require.
As always, it is best to consult with professionals before getting any skincare procedures. Your healthcare practitioner will probably create a schedule for the initial number of sessions and regular maintenance treatments.
Side Effects of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion has side effects, but they are all minor and temporary. These adverse effects do not affect the overall results of the treatment and are no cause for concern.
Microdermabrasion frequently causes minor tenderness, tightness, and redness as adverse effects. These side effects disappear within a few hours.
Your provider might suggest using a moisturizer to reduce dry, flaky skin. Minor bruises could also develop, though they are infrequent. The suction procedure employed in the treatment is mostly to blame for this.
How to Prepare for a Microdermabrasion Treatment Session
Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive is nonsurgical. It would be best if you hardly did anything to prepare for it.
Discussing your skin troubles with a skincare expert is an excellent idea to determine whether Microdermabrasion is the best option for you. Discuss any previous operations, cosmetic procedures, sensitivities, and health issues.
Our professional staff might advise you to stop using tanning products, waxing, or sun exposure one week before your scheduled Microdermabrasion treatment. Your provider might also tell you to cease using exfoliating lotions and masks around three days before your treatment.
Before the process starts, wash your face and remove any makeup.
Schedule a Microdermabrasion Treatment with Bloom Medspa
Reap all the benefits of Microdermabrasion by contacting Bloom Medspa at (320) 815-8072, [email protected], or through our contact us page. We have offices at 21855 52nd St. NE, New London, MN 56723, and 122 Colfax Ave. SW, Suite 3, Wadena, MN 56482.