How to Prepare for Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion treatmentIf you want your skin to become not only beautiful but also healthy, there is a surefire solution to that. It’s Microdermabrasion! This is actually a cosmetic treatment that removes flaws from your skin and makes it healthier and younger. For Microdermabrasion, a device that works mechanically is used to remove the upper skin cell layer gently and allowing the fresh layer of skin cells to come up and grow. The treatment is usually done by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon on an outpatient basis; however, it is done in some beauty salons and spas too. It’s an hour-long procedure and there is almost no recovery time. Microdermabrasion specialists at homebeautyzone share here their tips on how to prepare for a Microdermabrasion procedure.

Do Your Research

Firstly you should have complete knowledge about the Microdermabrasion procedure for which you will have to research about various possibilities, its pros and cons etc. Your doctor will start with using a deep cleaning foam or gel with which all your makeup, natural oils and dust will be removed from your skin. Then a device will be used on your skin to scrape the uppermost layer of your skin. This is a process done for 30-40 minutes on the face and around 20 minutes on the neck.

Two kinds of devices are used for the procedure:

  1. The device that is used more commonly has a tip that ejects rough, tiny crystals of aluminum oxide that abrade your facial skin. Then these crystals and dead skin cells are vacuumed back up.
  2. Another kind of device has an applicator that uses a sharp diamond tip to abrade the skin and then dead cells are vacuumed up.

Is the Treatment Right for You?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, gentle procedure which has been proven to help skin look smoother and younger. If your complexion is dull, or with an uneven texture or tone, or has acne scars, sun damage, age spots and/or wrinkles, you can have Microdermabrasion. However, it has not been proven fully effective in severe hyperpigmentation or acne. In the following conditions too, Microdermabrasion may not help you:

  • Warts
  • Lupus
  • Active rosacea
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Open sores
  • Vascular lesions or fragile capillaries

Where would You Like to Get the Procedure Done?

You can get the treatment done either at specialist doctors’ offices, salons or spas, or at home. Though salons and spas are professionals, they can’t be equaled to the expertise of doctors. So, your risk is minimized when you get the treatment from a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Find a good doctor with the help of recommendations from your friends or families or your family doctor. Same thing can be done if you want to get it in a salon or spa. If you are going to do it at home, consult first your doctor.

If You Choose to Do Microdermabrasion at a Doctor’s Office

  • It is necessary to tell your doctor if you are taking Tretinoin for last 6 months for acne. This medication is used for the treatment of severe acne. In that case, the risk of scarring increases after Microdermabrasion. So, you will have to wait for at least 6 months after your last dose of Tretinoin.
  • Your doctor may prescribe you a special skincare product before undergoing Microdermabrasion so that your dermis surface becomes perfect for the treatment. So, you have to use it regularly.
  • Avoid facial skin treatments like waxing, facials, tweezing, etc a week before Microdermabrasion because in Microdermabrasion, a layer of your skin is peeled away, so it can cause complications if you have taken some other treatments just before it.

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