Microdermabrasion is a painless, non-invasive, skin-rejuvenation procedure using a combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin.
There are no needles or anaesthetics required for microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is often compared to the feeling of a cat licking your face, a rough but gentle texture.
Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion and most people immediately return to daily activity after a session.
Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied right after microdermabrasion.
The number of sessions required depends on the situation.
A single session is enough for an immediate shiny, clean from dirt and sebum yet relaxed skin.
However, for keeping a youthful and fresh skin without fine wrinkles, sebum and pores, especially in people with acne, a protocol of about 3-4 sessions every 3-4 weeks is required.
You might experience a slight uncomfortable feeling but the treatment doesn’t hurt. Minor redness and a ‘tender’ feeling immediately after a dermabrasion is normal, but these sensations will go away on their own.