What is Microdermabrasion Facial?
Microdermabrasion is a type of skin treatment which removes the accumulated dead cells on the skin to give a healthy nice glow. It is a minimally invasive non surgical procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. At Lumbini Wellness Spa, we use our diamond microdermabrasion equipment. A diamond-tip handpiece is designed to gently exfoliate dead cells in your skin, suctioning them off immediately. Diamond microdermabrasion is considered to be very safe and less messy as it does not have crystals that can go in our client’s eyes, nose and ears.
Benefits and Skin Concerns
The procedure stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to the skin cells. This enhances cell production, giving an improved skin elasticity and texture. Individuals with uneven pigmentation, fine lines and clogged pores can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments. So, if you have scarring, it may help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
You can choose to get the procedure if you have any of the following skin conditions and concerns:
✓ Thick and rough skin tone
✓ Fine lines and wrinkles
✓ Hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
✓ Enlarged pores and blackheads
✓ Acne and acne scars
✓ Stretch marks
✓ Dull-looking skin complexion
✓ Uneven skin tone and texture
✓ Sun damage
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Yes. Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for all skin types and colours. If you have the above mentioned skin conditions and concerns, then microdermabrasion is beneficial for you. In fact, many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because it is generally safer and more cost-effective. It is a good idea to discuss your skin concerns with our skin care professional to find out if microdermabrasion is the right fit for you. Discuss any past cosmetic procedures and surgeries, as well as allergies and medical conditions. If you have used Retin A, Renova, Adapalene, or any other prescription skin products within the last three months, as well as AHAs, BHAs, hydroxy acids, glycolic acids, let us know.
You are advised to stop using exfoliating creams and masks three days prior to treatment. You are also advised to avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing for about a week before treatment.
What to expect after microdermabrasion
There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately. Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least two days after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen as your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.
You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations. our provider will likely design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments.
It’s not recommended if you have the following skin conditions:
✓ Active sunburn
✓ Open sores
✓ Fragile capillaries
✓ Active widespread acne