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If you’re looking for a skin treatment that can improve the overall appearance of your complexion, microdermabrasion may be worth considering. This popular exfoliating technique can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Here are five important facts about microdermabrasion that you should know before scheduling a treatment.

  1. Microdermabrasion can help improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. In addition, it helps remove blackheads and whiteheads, dull skin texture, oily skin, enlarged pores, scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Microdermabrasion is often referred to as “sandblasting” or “power peeling” because it uses a high-powered device to spray tiny crystals across the face, dislodging dead skin cells and revealing newer, healthier skin.
  1. The procedure involves using a special device to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin. A microdermabrasion session usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. The length of the session will depend on the size of the area being treated.  During the treatment, you will lie down on a bed or recline in a chair. Your aesthetician will thoroughly cleanse your skin before beginning the procedure. Next, a handheld device will be passed over your skin. The device uses suction to pull your skin tight while at the same time spraying it with fine crystals. The crystals exfoliate dead skin cells while the suction removes them. After the treatment, your aesthetician will apply a soothing mask or moisturizer to hydrate your skin. 
  1. There is little to no downtime associated with microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a viable alternative to harsher exfoliating treatments, such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing. It is much less expensive and has little to no downtime. Microdermabrasion can be performed on all skin types and colors with minimal risk of complications. 
  1. Results can vary from person to person, but most people see an improvement in their skin’s appearance after just one treatment. Side effects from microdermabrasion are usually mild and temporary. They can include redness and swelling, slight bruising, dry and flaky skin, and sun sensitivity. You should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen after a microdermabrasion treatment. Your skin will be more susceptible to sunburn and damage. 
  1. Microdermabrasion is generally safe for all skin types. This procedure is a good choice for people who want to improve the overall appearance of their skin with minimal risk and downtime. The procedure is not effective for treating deep wrinkles or acne scars. If you have active acne, you may want to wait until it clears before having microdermabrasion. Also, it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist or esthetician beforehand to see if the treatment is right for you.

Microdermabrasion is a treatment option for many esthetic concerns. It can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage with little to no downtime. If you’re considering microdermabrasion as part of your skincare routine, contact us today at Denude Med Spa. One of our highly trained aestheticians will be able to help you decide if this treatment is right for you.