Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a special device to exfoliate and remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells on the face or other parts of the body. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.
During the procedure, a small hand-held device sprays tiny crystals or uses a diamond-tip wand to gently abrade the skin’s surface. The dead skin cells are then vacuumed away with a suction tool, leaving the skin smoother, softer, and more radiant.
Microdermabrasion is generally considered safe and painless, and there is usually no downtime or recovery period required. It can be performed by a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist, and the number of sessions needed to achieve optimal results may vary depending on the individual’s skin type and concerns.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for individuals with active acne, rosacea, eczema, or other skin conditions, as it may aggravate these conditions. Additionally, individuals with a history of skin cancer or who are taking certain medications, such as isotretinoin, may need to avoid microdermabrasion or consult with a medical professional before undergoing the procedure.