You go out for a lunch break, and when you return, you are totally a different person! The skin is radiant and youthful, the age spots have disappeared, the facial lines and wrinkles have gone, and the skin has an even tone. Be assured, it’s not lifted from a science fiction movie. With microdermabrasion (also called lunch hour facial), skin treatments are miraculously fast and effective too!

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses diamond tips to exfoliate the dry and dead skin cells for a healthy and younger looking skin. This procedure enhances the production of collagen and elastin, in the underlying layer of skin cells, which reflects in the appearance of the skin after the treatment. Microdermabrasion is the fastest anti-aging treatment options available today.

How does microdermabrasion cause skin rejuvenation?

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure. It mechanically exfoliates the dead skin from the outer layer of skin cells using diamond tips. It vacuums the skin debris and makes the skin softer, smoother and more vibrant. Once the outer layer is removed, the body tries to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy cells.

How would microdermabrasion benefit me?

Microdermabrasion benefits you in a lot of ways, such as:

  • Exfoliates the skin and gives a refreshed appearance
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces pores
  • Reduces the existing stretch marks
  • Treats acne scars
  • Improves hyperpigmented skin (patches of darkened skin)
  • Decreases age spots and blackheads

Which skin problems can be treated by microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is usually recommended to treat:

  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Age Spots
  • Sun damage
  • Skin texture issues
  • Minor scars
  • Clogged Pores

Can I receive microdermabrasion following another skin treatment?

People who have recently undergone chemical peel or any other skin procedure like collagen injections are advised to wait for at least two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.

What is the duration of the procedure?

It is a safe procedure, performed within 30 – 60 minutes.

Would I need multiple sessions of the treatment?

Usually, 5 to 12 treatment sessions with a gap of two to three weeks are necessary to produce the desired effects.

What care should I take after the procedure?

After the procedure, the treated skin may appear pink in color that usually goes away within a few hours. The new skin layer is more sensitive and requires extra sun protection; therefore, sunscreens are advised. Moisturizing creams should be applied to keep the skin hydrated, and potential skin irritants should be avoided. The doctor, depending on the skin type, advises facial creams.