Do you want a smooth skin with a naturally even skin tone? If yes, then Microdermabrasion may be the right treatment for you.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, acne, spots, fine lines, etc. In this procedure, the surgeons use a special instrument to exfoliate the skin gently with an abrasive surface. This removes the occurrence of the ageing signs and regulates the uneven skin tone from the outer layer of the skin.
Microdermabrasion was originally developed to minimize the appearance of scar marks from accidents and diseases.
What Microdermabrasion Can Do
Microdermabrasion can help in:
• Improving the dull complexion.
• Getting away with the uneven skin tone.
• Remove the wrinkles, fine wrinkles and spots because of ageing.
• Treating acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
• Minimizing the effects of sun damage.
• Reducing the stretch marks.
• Treating melasma, a common condition where dark patches appear on the skin.
• Removing the blackheads.
What Microdermabrasion cannot do?
• Microdermabrasion cannot help in removing birthmarks, moles, scar and other skin conditions.
• Microdermabrasion is effective for those with fair skin. Sometimes, if performed on dark-skinned people, this procedure may result in scarring or discoloration.
• Microdermabrasion cannot remove the scars from fire accidents or even minimal burns.
Preparation for Microdermabrasion Procedure
Before you go for the microdermabrasion procedure, it is vital to sit down with your doctor and discuss your expectations and skin concerns. Be open about any past surgeries you had, any allergic reactions or sensitivity of your skin. If you are already taking medications for skin conditions, physical ailments or even herbal supplements, inform the surgeon.
The specialist will take your ‘before’ photographs to compare it after the surgery. He will instruct you to follow some precautions before the procedure like staying away from tanning creams and waxing for at least a week before the procedure. Make sure to follow all the instructions to get the maximum benefit from the treatment.
What Can You Expect On The Day of The Treatment?
Microdermabrasion procedure is generally performed in the doctor’s office. Some doctors would administer local anesthesia or a numbing agent while some may not as this isn’t too rigorous. The entire treatment will take around an hour.
The doctor will clean your face thoroughly and spray tiny particles on your skin to exfoliate the abnormalities on the outer skin. Depending on your skin concerns, any one of the following processes may follow:
A diamond-like handpiece will be used to exfoliate the dead skin and suction it off. This is most effectively used in the sensitive areas of the face, like under the eyes.
Fine crystals are sprayed from a crystal emitting hand piece and the dead cells are exfoliated and suction immediately.
Hydradermabrasion is used to stimulate the blood flow to the skin by using an infusion of products.
The doctor will perform the procedure with a special instrument fitted with a brush or an abrasive wheel to sand off the outer skin layer to obtain the smooth and soft looking even skin.
Taking Care of the Skin After Surgery
Once the procedure is completed, you can resume your normal day-to-day activities but with a few precautions.
The doctor will advise you to stay away from the sun for a few days, as your new skin will be too sensitive.
Your skin will appear pink and feel dry. Therefore, the doctor may recommend a moisturizer.
Your skin will have a burning sensation for a week after the surgery for which the doctor may provide some medications.
Do not apply makeup on the skin until the skin has healed. The pink skin will be healed and the pink color will usually fade off and return to your natural color after one or two weeks.
When the pink skin has gone away, you may go out in the sun after applying a good sunscreen. It is always best to avoid sun exposure for at least three months after the surgery for the best results.
Once your normal skin color has returned, you may see a visible difference on your face. It is important to follow up with your doctor for the initial few days after the surgery. The doctor may recommend new medications and products to use for your new skin. Before you start applying makeup or go out in the sun, get the approval of the doctor.
Wrapping up, Microdermabrasion is a welcome treatment to help you get away with the fine lines, spots, wrinkles, etc., which make you look aged. Originally used to removes the scars caused due to accidents or diseases, it is now becoming a popular procedure. People prefer adopting this minimally invasive treatment to look younger. Especially, it is a widely practiced treatment by celebrities, models and many others whose professional demands glamor.