The Microdermabrasion treatment is the procedure that makes way for a new, smoother layer of skin to replace the top most layer of the skin that has been treated.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny exfoliating crystals that are sprayed on the skin. It works best on problems such as dull skin, brown spots, and age spots.
Individuals with fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars are good candidates for Microdermabrasion.
During the Microdermabrasion procedure, tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer. It is basically an exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that stimulates the collagen production and leaves the skin looking softer and brighter. The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and shots of numbing medicine to anesthetize the treatment area are administered. A high-speed instrument with an abrasive wheel or brush to remove the outer layers of the skin and improve any irregularities on the skin’s surface.
After Microdermabrasion procedure, the skin will be pink and it feels dry and tight (like sunburn) for about 24 hours. Use moisturizer. Any type of makeup should not be applied for at least 24 hours after the Microdermabrasion session.
Microdermabrasion Treatmentis a very safe procedure as it affects only the upper layer, of the skin i.e. epidermis. You would feel mild discomfort, slight tightness, redness and swelling .The other minor side effect include bruising due to the suction used during the procedure. All the side effects are minor and self healing and do not require any medical intervention. The eyes should be kept covered during the entire course of the Microdermabrasion session as the crystals used can cause irritation getting into unprotected eyes.
Post Procedure Care
Avoid sun exposure for a few days immediately after the procedure. . Do not drink alcohol and don’t smoke for 48 hours after the procedure. Do not self medicate. The importance of using sunscreen and moisturizers cannot be over emphasized as we don’t want the new layer of skin to get the sun damage. A follow-up appointment after your Microdermabrasion session should be planned about a week after the session.
Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every 8 weeks depending on the skin's tolerance and desired results .Our experts at Cosmo Derm Clinic Faridabad / Delhi NCR recommend to start with weekly treatments for 3 sessions and then once every month for the maintenance for best results.