This is also a very minimally invasive procedure that can be done on a regular and repetitive basis to remove the most superficial layers of dead skin cells in order to produce a rejuvenated skin appearance. Microdermabrasion can also be helpful in removing blackheads and whiteheads of comedonal acne. It can clean your pores and hinder any future breaks outs if used on a regular basis. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen networking to further even out skin texture and appearance.
Who is a are good candidate for microdermabrasion?
A good candidate for microdermabrasion is a physically healthy man or woman who is looking to minimize the appearance of acne prone or blotchy skin, fine lines and surface wrinkles, sun-damaged or uneven skin, keratoses, large pores, milia, rhytides, sebaceous hyperplasia or small scars.
Does microdermabrasion require anesthesia?
Anesthesia is typically not used during the microdermabrasion procedure. It is so relaxing that many people fall asleep during the procedure.
How long does the microdermabrasion procedure last?
Though multiple sessions are usually required, a single microdermabrasion procedure takes about thirty minutes to one hour to complete.
Is there much pain with the microdermabrasion procedure?
There is generally little or no pain. At the most, patients may experience a feeling similar to slight windburn or some minimal stinging around the eyes.
What about recovery after microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion involves virtually no downtime and normal activities can usually be resumed right away. The skin may feel a bit hot or flushed for the first day after the procedure. It is important, however, that patients avoid sun exposure for about a week.
Is it necessary to take time off from work after the microdermabrasion procedure?
Patients can typically resume their normal activities right away.
What are the risks associated with microdermabrasion?
Risks or complications associated with microdermabrasion are typically rare. Nevertheless, bleeding, infection, hyperpigmentation and perforation can occur.
Is microdermabrasion ever covered by insurance?
Insurance coverage is typically not available for microdermabrasion procedures performed solely for cosmetic purposes.