Microdermabrasion is one of the most common and effective procedures to exfoliate the skin and make it appear clearer, fairer and younger. Basically, it is a cosmetic process in which top layer of the skin is removed, thereby revealing newer, younger skin to glow. The process can be performed in people of all ages with all skin colours. Here, we will have a look at the details of the process, along with other information you must know before going for it.
Know about the procedure
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic, non-invasive procedure that is used to rejuvenate the complexion and texture of neck and face. It is highly preferred by people to remove the top layer of the skin so that they reveal their younger skin hidden underneath. The expert uses a wand to spray fine crystals of sodium bicarbonate or aluminium oxide on your skin and then rubs gently to exfoliate the surface and remove the topmost skin layer that is usually damaged. The procedure is not painful and usually takes around an hour to complete. Usually, most people require 5-15 sessions performed once every week. In most cases, people choose to go for this process to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, brown spots, hyper pigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, sun damage, melanoma, dull skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, etc.
What happens during a Microdermabrasion session?
Before you go for your first session, the specialist will give you a consultation session and suggest you avoid doing any waxing, using tanning creams or exposing skin to sun at least one week before the treatment. You must also not use any face masks, exfoliating creams or other harsh products on your skin at least 3 days before the session. During the consultation, the expert will also ask if you have any allergies, medical conditions, cosmetic surgeries or procedures in the past. Let them know with detail.
The microdermabrasion procedure needs to be done in a specialist’s office only. The professional performing your procedure should be licensed in skincare and it would be better if he or she works under a healthcare service provider. Since the procedure is not painful, there is no need to use any numbing agent or anesthesia before starting the process. They will remove any makeup and clean your face properly before beginning your procedure. They will make you sit in a recliner and spray fine crystals of sodium bicarbonate or aluminium oxide on your face and neck. Then they rub them on your skin using a handheld device. This will sand away your skin’s outer layer and reveal the fresh skin hidden underneath. After the completion of the treatment, they will apply sunscreen and moisturizer on your skin to keep it protected.
Since there is no invasion and the process is not painful, you can immediately resume your everyday activities. But be sure to keep the area moisturized and avoid using any harsh skincare or makeup products for at least a day. Also keep your skin protected with sunscreen, as the process of microdermabrasion may increase your skin’s sensitivity to sun for a few days. The results can be noticed immediately after the procedure, but the number of sessions required depends on your skin condition and your expectations. Some people may notice a little redness, swelling and tenderness after the process, but this is common and will subside within a few hours. Sometimes minor bruises may occur due to the suction used during the process. But don’t worry. Just keep your skin moisturized and flaunt your new skin.
Now that you know all the details about microdermabrasion, talk to your skincare expert and know your options.