Exfoliation is a very important part of skincare that a lot of people seem to forget about. What if you wanted a deeper exfoliation but you’re not quite ready for a chemical peel? Say hello to microdermabrasion! 

Microdermabrasion is a method of exfoliation which is safe, pain-free and requires no prepping of the skin. The most common type of microdermabrasion uses crystals. Negative pressure draws the skin into a small ergonomic tip, where crystals superficially abrade the skin’s surface as they pass across the epidermis. Used crystals and dead skin cells are aspirated and collected separately by a closed system. 

Benefits

  • Skin appears healthier and refreshed 
  • Pore size may appear more refined
  • Product penetration enhancement
  • Helps reduce T-zone oiliness 
  • Helps improve the appearance of pigmentation 
  • Helps improve fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Helps to improve solar damage 
  • Improves rough skin texture 
  • Can improve the appearance of scarring

When should I not do microdermabrasion?

  • Active rosacea 
  • Bacterial infections on the skin
  • Fungal infections on the skin 
  • Viral infections of the skin 
  • Sunburn 
  • Atopic Dermatitis 
  • Severe skin sensitivity 
  • Active acne 
  • Excessively loose skin 
  • Open skin

One can do a microdermabrasion treatment minimum every two weeks in order to see results, however, most people do it monthly. With any treatment, you need a course of treatments in order to see the desired results. As a general guideline, one would need a minimum of 4-6 treatments. One also needs to bear in mind that results are also based on the condition of the skin. The more intense the skin condition, the longer it will take to treat. Rome wasn’t built in a day and I think we tend to forget that. One treatment is not going to magically fix all your problems.