Microdermabrasion

We have summarized in this article all the facts and information about microdermabrasion that could be found on the web, and included links to the sources of information.

What is microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that gently exfoliates the skin to diminish signs of aging. It works on all skin types and colors.

Most patients need a series of treatments (once every week or once every two weeks) for the skin complexion to appear smoother, brighter, and more even in color. The results tend to be temporary as the skin continues to age. Follow-up treatments are usually necessary to help retain the results.

Microdermabrasion is less aggressive than dermabrasion where a high-speed instrument with an abrasive wheel or brush is used to remove the outer layers of the skin.

Sources:
[1] https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/cosmetic-treatments/microdermabrasion
[2] https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-dermabrasion#1


Types of microdermabrasion

Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/microdermabrasion/article.htm


Microdermabrasion may be helpful for several skin conditions

It is not effective for deeper problems such as:

Sources:
[1] https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/cosmetic-treatments/microdermabrasion
[2] https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-dermabrasion#1


Advantages over other skin resurfacing methods

Microdermabrasion has the advantages of low risk and rapid recovery compared to the other more invasive resurfacing methods such as dermabrasion, chemical peeling, and laser resurfacing.

Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/microdermabrasion/article.htm


Warning

See a dermatologist before getting microdermabrasion done if you:

Source: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/cosmetic-treatments/microdermabrasion#preparation