a patient getting a microdermabrasion treatment

Everything You Need To Know About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin treatment in which dead skin cells are taken out to make you look healthy and young. This process may help your skin texture and improve fine lines. Here’s everything you need to know about Microdermabrasion.

How does Microdermabrasion work?

There are a variety of microdermabrasion tools that exist. In some microdermabrasion processes, a practitioner will use a microcrystal powder on your skin. This is a micro-abrasive that when blasted on your skin, removes dead skin cells. The tool then sucks the powder back in after it has been used to clear the dead skin.  Another version of this process involves using a diamond-tipped wand to polish your skin. It feels like a facial scrubbing and it removes all dead skin cells and clears your skin. This will leave behind only fresh, soft, and rosy skin. Additionally, this process will stimulate the production of collagen. Our bodies naturally repair different tissues after they are damaged. For example, when muscle fibers tear during a workout, your body repairs them with stronger muscle. Similarly, when skin is slightly damaged, your body produces natural collagen which makes the skin smoother.

What To Do Post-Treatment

After you finish your treatment, your skin may be a little bit red or tender. This is normal and will go away over time. There are no mandatory post-treatment protocols you need to follow, however, like with any skincare treatment it is recommended that you avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight without sunscreen as it can burn and damage your already tender skin.

How Often Do You Need Microdermabrasion Treatments

If you are suffering from certain skin conditions like acne scarring, excessive oily looks, acne breakout, dry or flaking skin, or chickenpox scarring. Repeated microdermabrasion process can help take decrease the visibility of these marks. It may require multiple treatments to handle more pronounced scars, stretch marks, blackheads etc. To find out how many treatments you will need, it is best to set up an in-person consultation.

Taking Care Of Your Skin After Treatment

To get the best result from this procedure you should keep your skin healthy by getting some skincare lotions and creams. Following skincare routines can help decrease the chances of wrinkles returning and is better for the skin. Avoiding sunburns and damage caused by tanning can protect your skin and stop the signs of aging.

Combine Microdermabrasion with other Treatments

Some patients combine microdermabrasion with other aesthetic treatments. This includes other skin care treatments including laser services or injectables and aesthetic treatments. A dermatologist or medical aesthetics practice can help you safely combine multiple treatments and pick the right treatments for your aesthetic goals during the consultation process.

Safety Precautions

If you have any of the following skin conditions, microdermabrasion may not be right for you. Ask your dermatologist or aesthetic service provider about microdermabrasion safety concerns prior to beginning treatment.

  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Shingles
  • Sunburns 
  • Tendency to have fever blisters

Set Up A Microdermabrasion Consultation in Boston

Over the past few years, microdermabrasion has become a popular skincare procedure. Its popularity comes from its non-invasive process and because patients experience little to no discomfort. At Kathryn Russo Aesthetics in Newton, we see patients from all over Greater Boston and help them find the perfect procedures for their beauty goals.