Microdermabrasion treatments make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer.
Although other parts of the body such as the neck, chest, hands and legs can be treated with microdermabrasion, the face is the most common area to be so treated Microdermabrasion can be helpful in the treatment of common skin problems ranging from acne scars to sun damage.
Microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors. It makes subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. It is not effective for deeper problems. It is best used for:
Microdermabrasion is a simple and non-invasive cosmetic treatment which usually takes up to 15 minutes to perform. With microdermabrasion, there is less down time than with dermabrasion. Skin is temporarily pink but fully recovers within 24 hours. There is no need for surgery or anesthetics.
The side effects of microdermabrasion are generally mild. Negative effects have been reduced to the barest minimum. After the process of exfoliating the skin, photosensitivity may occur.