We all have experienced some kind of skincare problems in our lives. For a few, it’s just a passing annoyance, while for others, it’s a perpetual struggle. Skin problems can diminish one’s confidence levels and increase stress levels. Unfortunately, stress can exacerbate skin problems even further, thereby triggering a vicious circle.
For such people, the solution lies in the form of cosmetic treatments. One of the most popular and effective treatments for improving a plethora of skincare problems is Microdermabrasion.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. In this, we will first rub or spray fine crystals onto the surface of your skin with a hand-held device. We will then use vacuum pressure to suck out the dead skin cells. This will gently remove all the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin (called stratum corneum), much like how you would brush off debris from your teeth.
This procedure is primarily done on the face but can be performed on any part of the body. Microdermabrasion needs to be undertaken in fixed intervals; it will need multiple sittings to generate long-term effects. However, you can see small changes in your skin after a few hours of the treatment. The best part about this treatment is that it is highly cost-effective and easy on your pockets.
We recommend Microdermabrasion predominantly to rejuvenate your face and improve the complexion, but it might be a suitable solution for many other skin issues.
Who needs Microdermabrasion?
Any person, irrespective of gender and skin tone, can opt for this treatment. Microdermabrasion can be used to treat skin conditions like –
- Dull Skin
- Shallow Skin
- Acne discoloration
- Superficial acne scars
- Mild acne
- Pick marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Age spots
- Uneven skin texture
- Dark spots
This procedure can also be used to enhance the results of skin-bleaching or anti-aging products. Once the procedure is done, these products can easily penetrate the skin.
Is Microdermabrasion painful?
Microdermabrasion is not a painful procedure. Patients who underwent the Microdermabrasion procedure say that it feels like tiny crystals (like salt) moving around their face. Some say it feels like a lick from their pet, while others have quoted a feeling of minor tugging on the skin. But the most common feeling you might get is the feeling of a gritty facial massage.
What to expect after Microdermabrasion?
A typical Microdermabrasion procedure lasts anywhere between 20-30 minutes In most cases, there is no downtime, and you can go back to your daily routine immediately after the procedure.
In rare cases, you may experience some minor side effects. In that case, you might need to rest for a few days. Right after the treatment, the skin will turn pinkish but will return to a normal tone in a couple of hours. . Like any other cosmetic treatment, it is advised to stay indoors, away from the sun. For most people, the skin will recover pretty quickly for them to go for another Microdermabrasion session after 2 weeks.
Avoid applying medicated cleansers or toners for a day, as applying them right after the Microdermabrasion treatment might produce a burning or tingling sensation. You can always apply makeup, non-medicated cleansers, and moisturizers right after the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
The side effects of Microdermabrasion are very minimal. On rare occasions, you might experience the following side effects after the treatment –
- Skin redness
- Burning sensation
- Skin swelling
- Stinging sensation
- Increased sensitivity to sunlight
- Skin tightness
- Post-Inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Small skin abrasions
- Eye skin bruising
- Cold sore
As pointed out in the previous answer, the risks associated with Microdermabrasion are very low. However, if you want to eliminate even these minimal risks, then it is important to choose the right dermatologist. Dr. Renu offers the best Microdermabrasion treatment in Bengaluru, with over ten years of experience in it.
Apart from choosing the right doctor, you can do your part in minimizing the risks by informing us about all the medication you take and the allergies you have. And don’t forget to use sun protection cream after the treatment. This will greatly reduce the side effects and also ensure that you get the best results.
The number of treatments will be based on your goal. If you are looking to go on a vacation and want to look great then one treatment would be just sufficient. If you’re treating your skin for any skin problems, then you will need a chain of treatments before you can see any visible change. Based on your skin type and your goal, the number of treatments and frequency would vary. Usually, there would be a gap of 14-21 days between each sitting. For the best results, at least 6-10 visits are recommended.
If your skin can scar easily or you get cold sore breakouts, then you might not be a good candidate for the Microdermabrasion treatment. Similarly, if you have been taking acne medication isotretinoin in the past six months, then you have to wait for some time as you have an increased risk of scarring.
Visit Dr. Renu’s clinic located at HSR layout for your Microdermabrasion treatment. Dr. Renu offers the best Microdermabrasion treatment in Bengaluru and has helped thousands regain their lost confidence due to skin issues.
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