Microdermabrasion Treatment (or Skin Polishing) is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure where your skin care specialist will remove the top layer of skin with a small hand-held device. This treatment can exfoliate the skin, reduces acne, wrinkles, signs of aging, and give even skin tone. The treatment is safe a person with any skin color.


Here your dermatologist will spray fine particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate with a vacuum. The Microdermabrasion Treatment is recommended to the people with the following skin problems:


  • Fine Lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Age Spots

  • Brown Spots

  • Sun Spots

  • Enlarged Pores & Blackheads

  • Acne and Acne Scars

  • Stretch Marks

  • Dull skin

  • Uneven Skin Tone

  • Melasma

What is Microdermabrasion Treatment?

Microdermabrasion Treatment is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure where your dermatologist will spray/rub fine crystals onto the skin with a wand that gently exfoliates the surface, removing the top layer, which also makes it non-chemical and non-invasive treatment. The treatment is not painful which lasts 30–40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck. Patients with any skin complexion, type, texture, and issues are eligible for this treatment. But, it may not be suitable for people who scar easily or have cold sore breakouts. 3 types of Microdermabrasion Treatment based on the type of devices are:

  1. Diamond-tip handpiece device

A diamond-tip handpiece device is designed to gently exfoliate dead cells in your skin which also vacuums them off immediately. The depth of the abrasion will vary depending on the pressure applied on the handpiece as well as how long the suction is allowed to remain on the skin.

  1. Crystal microdermabrasion Device

Crystal microdermabrasion device uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away outer layers of the skin. It supports the different types of crystals including aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate.

  1. Hydradermabrasion
    Hydradermabrasion is a newer method which involves combining simultaneous dermal infusion of products and crystal-free exfoliation. This treatment stimulates collagen production and maximizes blood flow in your skin.

Microdermabrasion vs. Dermabrasion Treatment:

The main difference between microdermabrasion and dermabrasion Treatment are:

  • Microdermabrasion is less invasive.

  • Dermabrasion uses intensive methods on the skin.

  • Also, dermabrasion is only suitable for people with fair skin whereas microdermabrasion is suitable for people with any skin type.


The procedure of Microdermabrasion Treatment?

Before the treatment, your dermatologist will advise avoiding waxing or tanning a few weeks before the treatment.

  • During the treatment of microdermabrasion, your doctor will hold a handpiece against your skin

  • It will direct a stream of tiny aluminum oxide crystals and will also remove the skin debris and exfoliates the skin through suction.

  • Multiple treatments will produce thicker and healthier skin containing higher levels of collagen and elastin which improves your complexion and overall appearance.

For best results, the skin care experts recommend at least 5 to 16 treatments spaced out over 2 to 3 weeks.


Risks of Microdermabrasion Treatment?

The common side effects caused by microdermabrasion treatment are:

  • Increased skin sensitivity and the risk of sunburn.

  • People who have taken the acne medicine isotretinoin in the past 6 months may need to wait before having treatment as they have an increased risk of scarring.

  • skin swelling

  • skin redness, similar to sunburn

  • bruising

  • a burning or stinging sensation

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight


These side effects are usually mild and last for a brief amount of time. Patients are strongly advised to speak to their doctor immediately about any spot or patch of skin that is growing, bleeding, or changing in any way.


Results of Microdermabrasion Treatment:

The treatment usually results in pink skin which will quickly fade within a few hours. Also, there is little to no downtime and you should be able to resume your daily routine immediately.


For more details speak to a VCare skin specialist.