Definition - What does Microdermabrasion mean?

Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical procedure to help improve the appearance of facial skin. It is often used to treat problems such as brown spots and age spots as well as brightening dull skin tone. Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the face area to exfoliate the skin and clear up the problem areas. It is designed for all skin colors from fair to dark and all skin types, including sensitive skin.

TheConsultation explains Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive. It uses an instrument that is mildly abrasive to sand the skin. The outer layer is removed, allowing healthier skin with a more even tone to emerge. The procedure is often recommended to treat light scarring, but it won’t help deeper scars. It can help improve discoloration and sun damage as well. Some doctors recommend it for use with stretch marks. While it doesn’t make them go away, the treatment can reduce their appearance. It can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines or small wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion may be recommended to treat acne or the scars left behind by acne. Another benefit of this treatment is that it helps increase collagen in the skin, thus providing a more youthful appearance. The procedure lasts about 30 to 40 minutes for the face and another 20 minutes for the neck.

There is no real recovery time, but skin may be pink and swollen for up to two days. It often takes multiple treatments for patients to see results. The majority of people who choose this procedure will need at least five treatments and up to 16 to see the desired results.

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