Are your fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and age spots bothering you lately? Do you have a dull-looking and uneven skin complexion?

You might need to get microdermabrasion, especially if you’re afraid of surgical knives and intrusive procedures. 

Microdermabrasion is a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure, which exfoliates and reduces signs of aging on the skin, making it look more even.

Read on to know more about microdermabrasion and find out if this is the perfect procedure for your facial needs and insecurities!

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an anti-aging, non-surgical procedure that can improve and renew your skin tone, texture, and overall condition.

It is a painless skin rejuvenation technique that uses a special application with an abrasive surface to smoothen out the thick outer layer of skin gently. It should not be confused with dermabrasion, which is an invasive surgical procedure for deeper acne scars and signs of aging.

What Are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?

young-looking woman after microdermabrasion

By removing dead skin cells, this method is effective in making a person’s complexion look smoother, brighter, even, and younger. It is beneficial for people with the following facial issues:

  • Dull complexion
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age and dark spots
  • Enlarged pores, blackheads, and acne
  • Melasma
  • Scars
  • Sun damage

Dermatologists also perform this procedure to enhance the effects of several age-defying and skin-bleaching products.

People who undergo microdermabrasion will experience that following benefits:

  • Young-looking, smoother skin
  • Diminished wrinkles and minimized fine lines
  • Brighter and better skin tone and color
  • Shrunken pores
  • Reduced age spots
  • Faded scars
  • Firmer, tighter skin
  • Radiant complexion
  • Rejuvenated look

What Are the Side Effects of Microdermabrasion?

Common side effects of skin microdermabrasion include swelling, mild tenderness, and redness.

These effects usually go away a few hours after the treatment. You can use a moisturizer and a sunscreen to minimize drying and flaking too.

However, if you experience any severe post-procedure symptoms that didn’t go away after some time, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.

How Long Do the Effects of Microdermabrasion Last?

Facial improvements achieved through microdermabrasion are only temporary since human skin generally regenerates every 30 days. Hence, you will need to repeat the procedure every two to four weeks to continue experiencing its benefits.

On average, it takes approximately six to twelve sessions of microdermabrasion before you see its radical results.

It is also good to combine it with a good skincare routine for better results.

Is Microdermabrasion Worth the Money?

It all depends on your skin condition, the results that you want to achieve, and the amount of time and effort you will dedicate to this procedure.

If you have deep creases and fine lines, with severe age-related facial problems, microdermabrasion may not be the best treatment for you.

Nevertheless, if you want to fight mild signs of aging, and banish some dark spots and scars on your face, this method is the right choice for you.

Always consult your doctor first before signing for a cosmetic treatment. 

You can visit Prescott Medical Aesthetics’ nonsurgical face-lifting services too for more information and give us a call to book your consultations!

Have you tried microdermabrasion before? Let us know your experience in the comment section below!