Microdermabrasion Questions & Answers
If you still have not tried microdermabrasion, you probably are the minority here. Everyone is doing the treatment these days, from people in their 50s to women in their prime of youth, men included! Their ultimate goal is to acquire a glowing complexion with well-hydrated skin that has minimal imperfections. Since there are many mixed reviews both online and offline, we would like to take the opportunity to clarify some points about microdermabrasion that will make it all much easier to understand. Let’s go over the commonly asked questions.
What is Microdermabrasion Skin Renewal?
This is a non-invasive skin exfoliating procedure that gently removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It is usually done with a diamond-tipped hand-held applicator and patented vacuum technology that gently removes impurities and concurrently introduces specialised serums to deeply cleanse, exfoliates, hydrate and rejuvenates the skin. The treatment is performed in a doctor’s clinic and by a qualified professional.
Is Microdermabrasion Good?
This will depend on the type of skin improvements you desire. The treatment is ideal for all skin colours and types, making it one of the most widely accepted facials out there. Benefits include younger, hydrated and healthier looking skin. However, this all-in-one facial has its limitations. For example, people who wish to target deep expression lines or wrinkles may experience better results with BTX injections. As such, it is important to have the right set of expectations prior to embarking on the Microdermabrasion facial.
Does Microdermabrasion Help with Acne?
Microdermabrasion can be used to improve and prevent acne by unclogging blocked pores, removing sebum, impurities and deeply cleansing the skin. It is beneficial for patients with comedones and mild acne but not ideal for those with large cystic inflammatory acne.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Patients with more sensitive skin may experience something akin to small ant bites. However, for most patients, the procedure is comfortable and not painful at all! There is also zero downtime for the Microdermabrasion facial making it a perfect lunch time procedure.
How Long Do Microdermabrasion Effects Last For?
The beneficial effects of the Microdermabrasion Facial last 2 to 4 weeks on average. Regular treatments over the span of a few months will increase the effectiveness and longevity of the results. Most of our patients come once a month for the Microdermabrasion facial to maintain the glowing skin that they have grown to love!
How Many Microdermabrasion Treatments to See Results?
After the first session, you will notice right away that your skin is brighter, more radiant and well hydrated. To achieve even more outstanding results such as reduction of fine lines and whitening, we recommend committing to a Microdermabrasion facial regime of 6 to 10 sessions done once every 3 to 4 weeks.
What are the Benefits of the Procedure?
Microdermabrasion brings plenty of benefits to your skin! Aside from the instant glow, it also helps minimise hyperpigmentation, age spots, and blemishes. It deeply cleanses the skin and removes impurities from clogged pores by vacuum suction. Furthermore, it stimulates collagen which helps to tighten pores and improve fine lines and mild wrinkles.
In addition, the treatment promotes lymphatic drainage, which has an added benefit of reducing dark eye circles and eye bags. The Microdermabrasion facial is ideal for all skin conditions and ages, as such, everyone can and should enjoy its multiple benefits!
Are Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion the Same?
We understand that there is some confusion about the 2 terms as they sound quite similar and yet are actually very different!
Compared to Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure which is more “aggressive” and typically uses a rotating instrument such as the dermabrader to exfoliate and remove the outer layers of skin to reveal new, smoother skin.
It is suitable for people with uneven texture, acne scars, acne, tattoos, sun damage, and wrinkles. It is performed by a doctor in a medical setting and requires the application of an anaesthetic cream beforehand to ensure a pain-free procedure. There is an estimated downtime of 1 week for this procedure.
Unlike Microdermabrasion, which is suitable for all skin types, Dermabrasion is better suited for fair skinned individuals. People with darker skin tones may experience post inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) after Dermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a safe, comfortable and effective procedure that delivers a healthy and glowing complexion with minimised imperfections. Regular Microdermabrasion facials help improve the appearance of pimples, fine lines and pores. Most importantly, it delivers great results for people of all ages and skin types. If you wish to find out more about how the Microdermabrasion facial can improve your skin, do not hesitate to contact us now!