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Microdermabrasion is a skin-rejuvenation technique that helps repair facial skin that was damaged from the sun and the effects of aging. The physician uses a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin.
Microdermabrasion is usally done on the face, neck, upper chest and arms.
Microdermabrasion may be effective in:
- revitalizing dull skin
- reducing wrinkles and acne scars
- reducing stretch marks
- reducing age spots
- reducing enlarged pores
- erasing fine lines
- treating mild pigment irregularities
As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, a few treatments are required for effective results.
How painfull is microdermabrasion?
The procedure is usually painless.
Side effects from microdermabrasion are usually temporary and may include swelling and redness for several hours. There is a possibility of bruising from the suction, which might last several days.
After each session your skin will become more sensitive to sun exposure so it is recommended to use a sun screen.
Duration of procedure/surgery : 30-45 minutes
Number of sessions required : Usually between 5 and 12 sessions are needed, 1-2 weeks apart.
Anesthesia : No anesthesia is required
Recovery : There is no recovery time from Microdermabrasion, you can return to your normal activities right after the procedure.
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