Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions. The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure that usually takes about 30 minutes. It’s not necessary to use anesthesia or a numbing agent for microdermabrasion. Your provider will use a handheld device to gently sand away the outer layer of skin in the targeted areas using a variety of diamond tipped attachments with suction. At the end of the treatment, a moisturizer, as well as sunscreen, will be applied to your skin from ZO skin care products. Microdermabrasion was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1996. Since then, hundreds of microdermabrasion devices have been produced.
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 one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. 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. Your provider will design a personalized plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments