What is Microdermabrasion? and Ten Things you must know before this treatment
Microdermabrasion is one of the skin rejuvenating treatments. A handheld tool is used for polishing the upper layer of the face or neck by removing dead cells and dead skin layer from the beginning. This technique is mostly used to treat skin problems like light scars, pigmentation, and dullness.
Collagen production decline in the body as we grow older, this treatment helps producing and thickening of collagen. Collagen is a protein released by the skin to make it look youthful, smooth, and glowy. Despite the fact it is a safe and invasive treatment you should know some tips. If you have microdermabrasion facial for the very first time here, I will let you know ten things you must know before this treatment
1) Decide if microdermabrasion is the right choice:
This procedure provides you with smoother skin and can be done to treat all skin problems including skin acne, damaged skin due to the sun, and many more. Microdermabrasion is not the right choice for the following issues:
- Fragile capillaries
- Active acne
- vascular lesions
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Active rosacea
2) Check the cost:
Before having this treatment, you must know about the cost and make up your mind accordingly to get proper treatment without any worries. In the USA, the average cost of this treatment is $137, but in Asian countries, it can be as low as $15 to $40 to get the desired results.
3) Quit smoking:
Microdermabrasion enables the flow of blood for glowing results, whereas smoking inhibits blood flow. So if you are a smoker, quit smoking at least six months before or a year before having this treatment. Also, consult your doctor in case you’re a drug addict.
4) Quite using Tretinoin:
If you’re taking Tretinoin pills then you cannot use microdermabrasion for six months at least. Otherwise, it will result in scarring after treatment and would not fulfill your desires. Also, talk to your doctor if you are taking Tretinoin pills.
5) Usage of exfoliating creams and tanning creams:
Do not Retin-A or exfoliating creams 1 to 3 days before your treatment. Also, make sure that you haven’t used any tanning cream or scrub at least a week before this treatment. It would help if you also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated.
6) Avoid Skin treatments:
Make sure you haven’t done laser surgery and Accutane 2 to 3 weeks before your treatment; otherwise, results can be worst. Other skin treatments like facials, waxing, electrolysis, tweezing should not be done before microdermabrasion. Do tell your doctor about your all recent treatments before your appointment.
7) Avoid taking NSAIDs:
If you’re a drug addict, stop them, or if the doctor prescribed this to you then talk to your doctor before having treatment. These drugs will result in bleeding and rashes after treatment. NSAIDs include the following medicines:
- Indomethacin (Indocin)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Naproxen (Aleve)
- Mefenamic acid (Ponstel)
- Oxaprozin (Daypro)
And the following: aceclofenac, tolmetin, etodolac, sulindac, etoricoxib, piroxicam, fenoprofen, nabumetone, flurbiprofen, meloxicam, ketoprofen, meclofenamate, and ketorolac.
8) Stay out of Sun:
UV radiations coming from the sun damage your skin cells and make your skin more sensitive. So before having your treatment avoid going in sunlight. Microdermabrasion works by peeling away a layer of your skin so that sensitive skin can cause discomfort or other complications. Use sunscreen even if you are not preparing for microdermabrasion. This will protect your skin, and more healthy the skin is more healthy are results.
9) History of cold sores or fever blisters:
If you have an account of fever blisters, talk to your doctor because this can cause the reoccurrence of cold sores and fever blisters. To avoid this situation, your doctor must prescribe your medications before treatment.
10) Make your face clean:
Use a lipid free cleaner instead of using soap. These cleaners protect your skin from moisture than a bar of ordinary soap. Cleaners containing glycerin, acetyl alcohol, sodium laurel, stearyl alcohol, or sulfate are the correct choices.
Microdermabrasion is the treatment done by the microdermabrasion device to remove dead skin off from the face. This might be a painful procedure, but believe me, it didn’t hurt that much. After the treatment, the skin gets temporary side effects just like swelling, redness, which can subside in an hour or two.
Most of the time, for the continuous results, you have to take recommended sessions by your dermatologists. However, people have who have followed the tips mentioned above have reviewed the long-lasting effect.
Sunscreen is the must-have product after the treatment of microdermabrasion. It will help your sin protecting from the sun as well as the aftercare of the procedure.