Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Who doesn't want healthy, smooth, glowing skin?
Microdermabrasion is one of the easiest and most painless ways to get the skin you've always wanted. That's why hundreds of thousands of people receive these treatments every year.
If you're interested in a microdermabrasion treatment, keep reading. We're sharing everything you ever needed to know the procedure to help you decide if it's right for you.
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What is a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
A microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that exfoliates the skin and removes the topmost layer of dry, dead skin cells. This treatment promotes collagen growth and exposes fresh, rejuvenated skin.
What is a Treatment Like?
First, your skin will be washed to get rid of any dirt or oil. Then, the aesthetician will use a special machine to spray a stream of fine crystals or diamonds over the skin to slough off dead skin cells. Some machines also include suction to vacuum loose skin cells off of the face.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Most of the time, you'll need to get 1 treatment per week for 6 weeks, or every other week for 6 treatments to see the best results.
After these initial treatments, you'll need maintenance treatments every 2-3 months to see the best results.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
There are many benefits that come with a microdermabrasion treatment. The procedure is painless and non-invasive, and it also works for all skin types and tones.
Microdermabrasion can be used to reduce the severity of a variety of skin issues, including:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Oily skin
Even if you don't have a specific skin condition, you can still benefit from microdermabrasion. Getting a treatment before a big event can help your skin look healthy and refreshed!
Is Microdermabrasion for Everyone?
Almost anyone with minor skin issues like those discussed above is a good candidate for microdermabrasion.
There are some people who should avoid these treatments, though, including those with the following conditions:
- Active rosacea
- Fragile capillaries
- Taking anticoagulants (blood thinners)
- Open sores
- Uncontrolled diabetes
If you're not sure if microdermabrasion is right for you, talk to your dermatologist before getting any treatments done.
What to do Before and After Your Appointment
These tips will help you get the most out of your treatment.
Before Your Appointment
Take these steps before your treatment to get the best results and avoid damaging your skin:
- Wash your face with a gentle, non-oily cleanser
- Avoid exfoliating treatments
- Avoid waxing your skin or use hair removal creams
- Avoid laser treatments done at least one month
- Avoid tanning or sunbathing for at least one month
To avoid letting tanning get in the way, it's helpful to schedule your microdermabrasion appointment at least a month in advance.
After Your Appointment
Keep these dos and don'ts in mind to maintain the benefits of your treatment for as long as possible:
- Gently clean your skin to remove any crystal residue
- Moisturize your skin an protect it with sunscreen
- Apply cold compresses to eliminate redness
- Avoid scratching or picking at your skin
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week
- Avoid acne medications that contain glycolic, beta hydroxy, retinol, or benzoyl peroxide for at least two days
Your aesthetician may give you some additional after-care instructions to help you get the most out of your treatment.
Schedule a Microdermabrasion Treatment Today
Are you ready to reap all the benefits of microdermabrasion? Do you live in or around New York City?
If so, contact us at Brisabella Spa today to schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation. We can't wait to help you look at feel your best!