Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance. Microdermabrasion is much gentler than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more intensive procedure used to treat deeper facial lines, extreme sun damage, and scars.
Who is suitable to undergo microdermabrasion?
Adults who have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections, such as fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars.
- Microdermabrasion is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, active acne an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes.
- Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as collagen injections, should wait two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.
- Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks before microdermabrasion treatment.