Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin treatment which buffs away the outermost layer of the skin revealing smoother and younger looking skin. Microdermabrasion is typically used as a cosmetic procedure to treat wrinkles, sun-induced pigmentation (darkened skin), acne scarring, enlarged pores and ‘stretch marks’.
Your skin will be cleansed of any makeup. A diamond tipped wand is used to exfoliate the skin’s surface. You may experience mild and temporary discomfort and skin redness afterwards.
Following the procedure, you will need to use sunscreen or avoid sun exposure for a few days.
The skin’s surface will be instantly brightened after just one treatment. Multiple treatment sessions are usually needed to improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and minor acne scarring. As microdermabrasion only acts on the outermost skin layer, it is not as effective as aggressive therapies – such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing – for deeper wrinkles and scars.
However, microdermabrasion has the advantages of:
• being considered relatively painless
• instant brightening and smoothing of skin
• having minimal risks (if performed properly)
• not needing any time off for recovery