What is MICRODERMABRASION all about?
Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation to remove dead skin from the face to allow healthy skin to grow.
In our hospital, we use a device similar to a fine sand blaster, which sprays sterilized ultra-fine aluminum oxide crystals on the face, combined with gentle abrasion by suctioning the old and dead cells. Gentle removal of this old skin layer stimulates the production of a new layer of skin cells.
This procedure is non-invasive and absolutely pain-free.
What are the indications for treatment with MICRODERMABRASION?
- Acne scars and hyperpigmentation
- Large pores or uneven skin
- Stretch marks
- Skin brightening and rejuvenation
- The skin is thoroughly cleansed, after which skin cream is applied about 5-10 minutes before treatment is started.
- The preparation containing the aluminum oxide crystals is sprayed on the treated area.
- Gentle abrasion with suctioning is done on the treated area for 15-30 minutes.
- Skin cream is again applied to stimulate the production of fresh skin cells to produce healthy skin, make scars look less obvious, and lighten hyper-pigmented areas.
Instructions for patients after going through Microdermabrasion:
- Avoid exposure to sunlight. Apply sunscreen to the face daily.
- Avoid application of other creams or cosmetics, especially retinol and AHA 1 day before and after treatment.
- Redness may be noted around the treated area but which usually disappears within 24 hours after the procedure.
- A series of treatments should be done every 1-2 weeks for 8-10 sessions, in order to achieve optimum results.