Essentially the one thing you expect after the microdermabrasion treatment is better and smoother skin. The aim of this procedure is to remove the dead cells leaving you with fresh new skin. You may need to have more than one treatment to get the best possible results.
After your first treatment, your skin may have a red or pink appearance which can take a day or so to fade away. This redness may last longer depending on your skin type. If your skin is more sensitive than usual the redness could last longer. However it’s possible to vary the intensity of the treatment for those with sensitive skin. You won’t see results as quickly but you downtime will be much shorter. After the initial few days the positive results start to come through.
Number Of Treatments
For some patients, the results of the procedure are almost immediate but, for others it takes more than one treatment to see significant results. Do not be disappointed when your first treatment does not give you immediate results. We all have differing skin types, so predicting exact results will be hard. Treatment sessions can be scheduled two weeks apart. This is needed to ensure the deeper skin layers aren’t removed.
Who Gets The Most Out Of It?
Inevitably if you’ve got acne, scars and other skin blemishes you’re going to see a bigger improvement compared to someone who doesn’t have these problems. However as a general rule, the more blemishes on your face, the more treatments you’re going to need in order to get the results you want. It can also help quite a lot with age spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
Your dermatologist or doctor can give you a better idea about the number of required treatments so you can get a rough idea of cost. They’ll also be able to give you a good idea of the changes you can expect after examining your skin.
That’s not to say there’s no point getting the treatment if you’re younger and don’t have skin problems. In those cases the treatment should make your complexion even better.
Why it Provides These Results
Knowing a little bit about the thought process behind microdermabrasion can help you imagine the potential results you can achieve. As we get older it takes longer and longer for outer skin layer to renew. Babies skin gets renewed in just a few days, but as we get older this period stretches to months. Micodermabrasion speeds up this process. So it essentially renews your skin which is why it appears healthier, fresher and smoother.
Microdermabrasion isn’t a miracle cure. Because most scarring and is on the dermis (layer below the epidermis) and microdermabrasion only targets the epidermis (the top layer of skin) it can’t completely get rid of serious scars. Although it may be able to make them less visually obvious by smoothing the skin.
For the best results with minimal side effects, you should have your microdermabrasion treatment carried out by a professional. Home treatments works effectively but, they just can’t compete with professional treatment and expertise.
This video is a great visual demonstration of how well the treatment works. You can actually see how much better the skin looks afterwards, even though it doesn’t look bad at all to begin with.