What Is a Microdermabrasion Procedure?

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What Is a Microdermabrasion Procedure?

Actual Patient

What Is a Microdermabrasion Procedure?

Actual Patient

What Is a Microdermabrasion Procedure?

Actual Patient


Are you concerned about your skin’s dryness, fine lines, blackheads, or whiteheads? You are not alone. Everybody is worried about something when it comes to their skin. One of the best and easiest ways to deal with these concerns is exfoliating your skin. While exfoliating your skin by hand at home can get the task done, microdermabrasion may be a better way to go about it.

Dermatologists consider microdermabrasion as a safe treatment option for many skin types and complexions. You may choose to get the treatment if you are worried about your skin’s unevenness.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive beauty treatment used to restore a person's skin tone and texture. The treatment uses a special hand-held tool with a rough surface to remove the skin’s outer thick layer, revitalizing it. This exfoliation process minimizes signs of aging and evens out your skin to make your skin look fresher. The treatment is safe for every skin type. 

What Happens During a Microdermabrasion Procedure?

During microdermabrasion, the dermatologist rubs or sprays tiny crystals onto your skin and uses a wand to remove your skin's outer layer. The process is not aggressive, so you will not require any numbing medication. The procedure should be painless and should take about 30 to 40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck.

Is Microdermabrasion Good for Your Skin?

Microdermabrasion improves certain aspects of your skin as well as deals with various external skin concerns. The treatment can enhance the appearance of the following superficial skin-related problems:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Age spots, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots.

  • Puffy skin pores and blackheads.

  • Acne and scarring from acne.

  • Stretch marks.

  • Patchy skin tone and texture.

  • Sunburn.

  • Melasma.

How Long Do Microdermabrasion Results Last?

The outcome of this skin exfoliating treatment can last for roughly one month or longer if your skin is in good condition. The results of microdermabrasion depend on how regularly your skin sheds dead cells and replaces them with younger ones.

Thus, it is possible that if you are younger or your skin renews itself faster, the outcome of microdermabrasion may not last a month. At any rate, your outcome will last for the length of time your skin allows it. 

Risks of Microdermabrasion

A couple of days after the procedure, you may notice the following:

  • Swelling on the skin.

  • Bruising.

  • Sore skin like sunburn.

  • A stinging or burning feeling.

  • Skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight.

After the treatment, protect your skin from direct sunlight to guarantee better outcomes and minimize the effects of the risks. If you are taking medication for acne, you may have to wait before undergoing microdermabrasion. This is because you could be at a greater risk of getting problems such as scarring.

Talk to your doctor about any bleeding, growth patches on your skin, or any other changes to rule out skin cancer before undergoing microdermabrasion.

To learn more about the microdermabrasion procedure, visit Weston Center for Plastic Surgery at our office in Weston, Florida. You can call 954-507-4540 today to book an appointment.