Everything You Need to Know About Microdermabrasion: Benefits, Risks, and More

June 28, 2022 by Jeanette Maxey
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Microdermabrasion is a popular skin care treatment that has been around for many years.

But What is it? What are the benefits of microdermabrasion? What are the risks of microdermabrasion? Does microdermabrasion hurt or cause bleeding? Can microdermabrasion fade dark spots on skin? Is microdermabrasion the same as dermabrasion? How often can microdermabrasion be done?

In this article, we will answer all of these questions and more!

What is microdermabrasion?

A microdermabrasion treatment
A microdermabrasion treatment

Microdermabrasion is a skin care treatment that uses a mechanical exfoliation process to remove the top layer of dead skin cells from the face.

The machine used for this procedure has a rough, diamond-tipped wand that is passed over the skin. This process removes the dead skin cells. The cells and debris are suctioned up by a vacuum tube.

Microdermabrasion is often described as a “lunchtime facial” because it is a quick and easy treatment with little to no downtime.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

The main benefit of microdermabrasion is that it can help to improve the appearance of the skin.

It can also help to:

  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of acne scars
  • Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
  • Improve the overall texture and tone of the skin

What are the risks of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure with few risks. The most common side effect is mild redness and sensitivity. This usually goes away within a few hours.

Other potential side effects include:

  • bruising
  • swelling
  • itching
  • burning

Be sure to wear sunscreen daily after any type of exfoliation treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

Be sure to wear sunscreen daily after any type of exfoliation treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

Does microdermabrasion hurt or cause bleeding?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that should not cause pain. There may be some mild discomfort during the treatment, but this should go away quickly.

There is usually no bleeding during or after the treatment.

Can microdermabrasion fade dark spots on skin?

Microdermabrasion can help to improve the appearance of dark spots on the skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells.

The results are not permanent, but they can last for several weeks.

Is microdermabrasion the same as dermabrasion?

No, microdermabrasion is not the same as dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more aggressive treatment that uses a rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin.

It is usually done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

How often can microdermabrasion be done?

Microdermabrasion is typically done every four to six weeks. It is an excellent skincare maintenance treatment to add to your beauty routine!

If you are interested in microdermabrasion, we recommend a free consultation with our licensed aesthetician.

This can be scheduled in any of our three most southern locations including, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Boerne. Call 830-627-7979 to schedule today!

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