Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that can improve the overall appearance of your skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells. This treatment uses fine crystals or a diamond-tip wand to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion. While the treatment itself can be quick and easy, it's important to prepare for microdermabrasion to ensure the best results.
Before your microdermabrasion treatment, it's important to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior.
This is because sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and can also cause uneven pigmentation. If you have a tan, it's important to wait until it fades before having the treatment.
It's also important to follow a proper skincare routine before your microdermabrasion treatment. This includes using a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen to protect your skin from further damage. Additionally, it's important to avoid using any exfoliating products, such as scrubs or acids, for at least 24 hours before the treatment.
It's also important to inform your practitioner of any medical conditions or medications you are taking. Some medical conditions or medications can increase the risk of complications, so it's important to let your practitioner know in advance.
During the treatment, you can expect to experience a mild suction or scratching sensation on your skin.
Your practitioner will use a machine that sprays fine crystals onto the skin, or a wand with a diamond tip to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin. The treatment usually takes about 30-45 minutes, and you may feel a mild burning or tingling sensation during the treatment, which usually subsides within a few hours.
After the treatment, your skin may be slightly red and sensitive. It's important to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours after the treatment and to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30. It's also important to avoid using any exfoliating products, such as scrubs or acids, for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
It's also important to note that microdermabrasion is not a one-time treatment. To maintain the best results, it's recommended to have the treatment done every 4-6 weeks.
In conclusion, preparing for microdermabrasion is an important step in ensuring the best results.
It's important to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to the treatment, follow a proper skincare routine, inform your practitioner of any medical conditions or medications you are taking and to expect mild redness and sensitivity after the treatment. With the right preparation and by following the post-treatment instructions, you can achieve a brighter, smoother and more youthful complexion.