How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Preparing for a Microdermabrasion
A week before your procedure it is highly advised to stop using exfoliating products, acids and bleaching creams/products. Along with the discontinued use of retinols and tretinoin (Retin-A) at least 12 hours in advance (day before), do not also conduct any wax or skin treatment.
Please remember microdermabrasion cannot be done if you have active acne, cold sore or open lesions, discontinue the usage of Accutane 6 months prior to having any skin treatment or procedure due to skin sensitivity.
What to Expect During a Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion Recovery Time
Consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. At the consultation patients will meet with one medical aesthetician who will put together a treatment plan along with product recommendations for the patient to consider.
Frequently Asked Questions
Using a vacuum system and an assortment of treatment tips, the DermaSweep MD Microdermabrasion wand gently lifts the skin, removing the top layer and then vacuums away the dead skin. The vacuum cleans the pores and increases blood flow to the skin’s surface to encourage collagen formation.
Reducing early aging lines, Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin texture, Surgical Scars, Uneven skin texture, Acne, Photo damage, Improving overall skin health.
The treatment is safe and painless. The final step in the DermaSweep microdermabrasion is the infusion of serums into the skin. These serums will leave the skin feeling cool, hydrated and refreshed. Utilizing bristle technology, DermaSweep treatments eliminate risks associated with traditional crystal microdermabrasion treatments where the aluminum oxide crystals could become embedded in the skin causing irritation.
Microdermabrasion treatments are a ‘no downtime’ procedure. You are able to return to normal activities immediately following treatment. However it is advised to avoid sun exposure for a few days after treatment. Sunscreen should be worn daily.
You will notice a difference in your skin immediately following treatment. However for cumulative change you will need a series of treatments. You can have a microdermabrasion treatment every 2 weeks. Microdermabrasion can also be used as a routine maintenance treatment to enhance your daily skincare regimen.
Microdermabrasion is a pretty benign skin treatment and carries little risk. The DermaSweep system utilizes bristles to abrade the skin. There is always a possibility that there could be a frayed bristle that could scratch the skin, but this would be very rare. Microdermabrasions are very safe.