Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a dermaroller with various size microneedles or a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance. It is very cost effective and can be done with previous application of a numbing cream to make it almost painless.
The skin usually heals quickly in couple of days with good texture and radiance.
Microdermabrasion is a lunchtime peel and is aneffective, non- surgical way to decrease acne scars, fine wrinkles and sunspots by removing the top layers of the skin. No chemicals or laser beams are used. Aluminium oxide micro crystals are used that gently sandblast your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. This procedure also helps in stimulating collagen production and thereby rejuvenating the skin.
Firstly, the skin is degreased and cleaned properly. The process is started with a special hand held device through which the aluminium oxide micro crystals are sandblasted through a small tube pressed against the skin. The device is gently moved around the entire face. After microdermabrasion, a sun blocking cream is applied so that u can be back to your home or work immediately after the treatment.
Dermabrasion is a mechanical procedure using a power driver hand-held device to remove the top layers of the skin. It may need local anaesthetic, depending on the treating area and the depth required for skin resurfacing. After dermabrasion treatment, the skin is red, swollen and extremely sensitive for about 10 days and it is indicated for treating deep wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation.Microdermabrasion is much less invasive technique and has immediate recovery unlike dermabrasion
Microdermabrasion should be performed only by trained plastic surgeons. However, many different specialities and so called beauty specialists, are also performing microderm- abrasion.
A typical microdermabrasion face treatment takes between 20 and 30 minutes. If you want other areas apart from face to be treated it may last a bit longer.
During your consultation with Dr. Sukhbir, u can inform him what all concerns your face and he or his assistants can guide to your perfect goal. If your concerns are superficial acne scars, blotchy sunburnt skin, large pores, black heads, age spots, fine wrinkles or uneven skin tone and texture, you are a perfect candidate for micro dermabrasion. All skin types and colors can be treated with microdermabrasion.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Sukhbir will inform you about the number of sessions required. Normally on an average one requires 6-8 sessions, 2-3 weeks apart for the process and to get good results. Maintenance sessions may be required depending on the skin need.
For this procedure, minimum preparation is required. U will be asked to stop taking aspirin-based medicines, Retin-A, or glycolic acid products if u are taking any of them or applying over face. Also, if one does smoking or consumes alcohol, waxing and sunbathing, we advise to stop at least one week before the procedure. This procedure is almost painless and with immediate recovery and one can resume the office also soon.
You will receive a sunscreen hydrating moisturizer after microdermabrasion, to avoid sun damage after leaving the doctor's office. Some redness might occur on treated areas, but they generally disappear after a few hours. During the first 24 hours, your skin may feel dry, use lots of moisturizer during the first few days. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least a week after the treatment, don't use any peeling products and avoid full-face make up (liquid foundation or pressed powder) for at least 3-4 days.
This procedure is not recommended to people with excessive keratosis, active rosacea, weeping acne (stages 3 to 4), uncontrolled diabetes, auto-immune disorders, fragile capillaries, eczema, psoriasis or lupus.
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