Are You a Candidate For Microdermabrasion?
The best candidates for microdermabrasion are individuals with acne prone and blotchy skin, small scars, wrinkles, ridges, folds, scaly growths, large pores, small cysts, or small bumps. If you have sun damage or uneven texture and would like to improve the condition of your skin, you may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that involves the removal of the top layer of the skin including dead skin cells. This procedure can clean your pores incredibly if used on a regular basis. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen networking to further even out skin texture and appearance.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Microdermabrasion does not hurt although it may sting a little around the eye area. The patient normally works up to a higher level as they go to increase the effectiveness. Your skin may feel a little warm and appear a little pink for the first day. Patients have attributed the sensation of a microdermabrasion treatment to a slight windburn. The treatments typically last 20 to 30 minutes for the face. If your treatment includes the neck and upper chest area it may last up to an hour.
It is recommended that you schedule an additional treatment every 1 to 3 months to maintain your skin in excellent condition. Most patients actually feel and see a difference just after one or two treatments but schedule additional treatments to increase this improvement.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for those who have active scars, undiagnosed lesions, recent herpes outbreaks, warts, active weeping acne, active rosacea, unstable diabetes or auto-immune system disorders.