What is Micro-Dermabrasion?
Get smoother, attractive looking skin with Micro-dermabrasion
Micro-dermabrasion treatment is a simple, quick, and painless cosmetic treatment that results in smoother and beautiful looking skin.
What is micro-dermabrasion?
Micro-dermabrasion is a non-invasive, quick, and painless skin rejuvenation procedure that uses crystals or fine abrasive tip and vacuum suction on the skin for gently removing dead skin cells and debris. The process works by removing top layer of the skin called the stratum corneum and results in new and better looking skin. Compared to dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peeling, micro-dermabrasion involves little pain and discomfort and the recovery time is also very fast. Patients can return to their normal activities soon after the treatment. For this reason, it is often called as lunch-time peel. Since micro-dermabrasion treatment doesn’t require needles and anaesthesia, those who are scared of undergoing invasive cosmetic surgery procedures can also avail this treatment to get rid of acne scars and to remove fine lines and wrinkles.
The vacuum pressure and the speed are adjusted depending on the condition of the skin of the patient. Usually, the treatment lasts for 30-45 minutes. Since human skin regenerates after every 30 days, skin improvement with micro-dermabrasion results in temporary results. For enjoying better and long-lasting results, the treatment needs to be repeated at a gap of 2-3 weeks. Multiple treatment sessions along with skin care products and proper skin care yield best possible results.
Who is the best candidate?
Micro-dermabrasion works best on people with superficial skin problems, such as Dull or shallow skin Mild acne Acne discolouration Superficial acne marks Pick marks People who have busy lifestyle and those who are looking for a quick treatment with minimal downtime can also consider getting micro-dermabrasion. People who are over 70 years of age and who suffer from deep acne marks and skin problems are not considered ideal candidates for micro-dermabrasion. If you have diabetes, skin inflammation, sensitive skin, bacterial infection, cuts and abrasions, herpes simplex or vascular conditions like rosacea, you must consult your doctor before getting micro-dermabrasion as these conditions can give rise to serious complications.
Micro-dermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive procedure that provides many benefits. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and lends a fresh and healthy glow to the skin. When performed by a qualified doctor, there are virtually no side-effects and risks. But when performed by a novice or an unqualified person, patients can experience the following side-effects Abrasions Bleeding Redness Itchiness Scarring Skin irritation
What is the Cost?
The price of the mirco-dermabrasion treatment depends on many factors, including the condition of the skin, the experience of the doctor or the surgeon, and one’s location. On an average, the treatment can cost you anywhere between $75 and $200. You must however talk to your doctor to get the exact cost.