What to Expect During Your Microdermabrasion Session
Beauty enthusiasts are now getting a slice of youthful heaven that is microdermabrasion. It’s celebrated for being pain-free and less costly than other treatments available in the market today. However, the term itself sounds intimidating. But take it from us, it’s not as daunting as it sounds. As long as you understand what it is and what to expect, you’ll be glad you gave yourself that pamper sesh.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Our skin’s surface layer is composed of dead skin cells and blemishes. A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, the goal of microdermabrasion is to effectively remove the surface layer of your skin. In this treatment, a skincare specialist or skin and beauty specialist removes the top layer of your skin using a small device to reveal younger-looking and fresh skin underneath. The device essentially sands your skin to remove the thicker and uneven outer layer.
What can Microdermabrasion do?
Microdermabrasion reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, sun damage, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions. Additionally, this procedure can help better absorb your other skincare products and stimulate the production of collagen.
This revolutionary treatment is known to help with skin concerns including clogged pores, excessive oil production, wrinkles and fine lines, skin pigmentation, dryness and dullness, and post-acne marks.
It’s important to note that not all skin problems can be addressed by microdermabrasion. This treatment is not the best procedure if you want to get rid of birthmarks, deep acne, burn-caused scars, dermatitis, congenital skin concerns, or rosacea.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a beauty treatment that can reduce the signs of aging, microdermabrasion might be the right one for you.
What Can I Expect From the Treatment?
To better understand and appreciate the process, here are things you can expect from microdermabrasion:
- It’s non-invasive, quick, and painless
Microdermabrasion is one of those treatments where there isn’t any pain. It’s a minimal to non-invasive cosmetic procedure wherein the skincare specialist will rub or spray fine crystals onto your skin using a wand. This process exfoliates the surface of your skin and removes the top layer.
The estimated time of treatment for the face is 30 to 40 minutes, while the estimated time for the neck is 20 minutes. Just take note that you may need between 5 and 16 treatments from your specialist before you see evidently reduced signs of aging, but you’ll typically already see results after just one treatment.
- It has tons of benefits and addresses various concerns
If you ask what the benefit of microdermabrasion is, the quick answer would be to reduce the signs of aging. But more than that, it has many other benefits that can help with your skin’s health and appearance.
- Microdermabrasion diminishes wrinkles.
- It reveals fresher-looking skin.
- It smoothens your skin and brightens your skin tone.
- It reduces age spots and lightens your scars.
- It tightens your skin.
- It minimizes fine lines.
- It addresses sun damage, age or sun spots, skin discolouration, and stretch marks.
A microdermabrasion treatment can also be used in conjunction with the Mayerling Glycolic Acid Peel for more noticeable results.
- There are only minimal side effects
Microdermabrasion is a totally safe procedure, so the side effects are very minimal as well.
Possible side effects are:
- Minor bruising
- Skin tightness
- Skin sensitivity
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
- Mild tenderness
The common side effects of the treatment usually go away within a few hours after the procedure. Your dermatologist or aesthetician may advise you to use a moisturizer to minimize flaky and dry skin. We recommend Mayerling’s Adec Vitamin Facial Moisturiser.
Aside from these side effects, remember that microdermabrasion increases photosensitivity, so be sure to use sunscreen every time you go out. Mayerling’s tinted Anti-Ageing Moisturizing Cream with 30+ SPF is sure to keep you protected.
Beauty treatments such as microdermabrasion, body waxing, and facials don’t have to be so nerve-racking. As long as you’ve gathered enough information about the treatment, go to a trusted beauty salon, and use the best anti-aging products, you’re sure to have a great experience with the procedure—before, during, and after the treatment!
Conveniently book your microdermabrasion with Bliss Skin Care here.