What is it?
A procedure performed for cosmetic purposes by exfoliating the stratum corneum without affecting the lower skin layers. The thought behind microdermabrasion is the body is signaled that an injury has taken place and must replace the lost skin cells with healthy ones when the stratum corneum is removed or broken up.
What is the point of getting microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion leaves the face looking rejuvinated by undergoing exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Fine lines, light blemishes, acne scars, and blackheads will become lighter or completely disappear. It also unclog pores.
What happens during the procedure?
A tool is placed on the face and moved around. At the same time it sprays and vacuums tiny beads of an exfoliating ingredient such as aluminum oxide, sodium chloride, magnesium oxide, or sodium bicarbonate.
Are there any possible side effects?
The skin will feel dry and tight. Immediately afterward, the skin will become pink and/or, for some, swell which, normally, may last from one to two days. The face will swell due to the vacuuming of the tool used on the face. Also, the eyes may experience discomfort if the crystals get in the eyes. Bruising and (permanent) discoloration may occur if the tool is not used with even penetration or if the skin is penetrated too deeply.
Is there a recovery period after the procedure?
No, you can proceed about your day as normal.
Are multiple sessions neccessary?
The number and frequency of sessions varies with each individual’s preference.
Where can you receive microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can be received at a salon, home, or a dermatologist’s office.
* A moisturizing sunscreen should be used after the procedure as moisture has been removed from the skin.