Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion

It is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. In this process, the overall skin tone and texture is renewed. It will improve the appearance that occurs due to sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne, scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns, as well as conditions. Mostly, this procedure is not painful. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), this process will take 30-40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck. Post the procedure, there will be symptoms such as slight swelling or sub-burn for a few days. A person might require 5 to 16 treatments for reducing aging. This treatment will be given every week or every 2 weeks, or monthly based on the type of skin and the reason for treatment. Mostly, people use this process to rejuvenate the complexion of face, as well as, the neck. However, a specialist can perform this procedure on any part of your skin. But results are not permanent.

Uses and benefits

The main aim of going for this treatment is to enhance the complexion smoother, brighter, and more even in colour. Some of the reasons for this treatment are as follows:

  • Dullness in the complexion
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Age spots
  • scars
  • Melisma, a common issue that forms dark spots or patches on the skins
  • Dark spots that can form after acne clears up

Dermatologists might also use this procedure to enhance the results of anti-aging or skin-bleaching products. This will help these products penetrate the skin.

There is another method of treating some of these problems which are called dermabrasion.  Let’s see here the differences between Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion:

MicrodermabrasionDermabrasion
It is less invasiveDermabrasion uses more intensive methods to remove the top layer of skin. This will be recommended for acne scars, scars from accidents or surgery, or to remove tattoos.

This is useful for people with different skin colour

This is used for people with fair skin

How to Prepare

Before undergoing Microdermabrasion, talk to your dermatologists. As per AAD, the people should consult the doctor on the following:

  • What will be the result
  • The number of treatments
  • Side effects
  • Risk factors
  • The cost

The people can also go through the photos that are taken before and after the procedure. They can also talk to the people who have undergone this treatment. Before the treatment, the Dermatologist will also examine you to decide to what extent your skin can bear this procedure.

Risks and side effects:

People who have taken medicines for acne (isotretinoin) during the past six months cannot undergo this process. If any of the spots or patches of skin that is growing, bleeding or changing, then it might indicate skin cancer. Some of the risks involved are:

  • Skin swelling
  • Redness of skin just like a sunburn
  • Bruising
  • A burning or stinging sensation
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

Recovery Time

Normally, skin takes one week’s time to recover after this procedure. If you find any side effects, it will also disappear after a few days.

 Cost

The cost of microdermabrasion will depend on the following:

  • The expertise and qualifications of the specialist
  • The number of sessions
  • Type of microdermabrasion

So, now you know about this procedure. We, at Doctor’s Point are ideal for this kind of treatment. With our expert team, we can provide you with the Microdermabrasion treatment effectively and efficiently.

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