Microdermabrasion: Effective way to exfoliate and polish skin

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Skin polishing normally connotes any kind of exfoliation done on skin. The form of exfoliation method most popularly called as skin polishing is microdermabrasion, which is a cosmetic process to enhance fine lines, age spots and acne. Done either at dermatologist’s office or at home, microdermabrasion can aid the skin to become brighter, smoother and softer. But one precaution to be taken always is to consult the doctor before trying any of the cosmetic processes at home.

What is Microdermabrasion?

It is done by using a small tool which blasts tiny crystals against the skin; these small crystals shine the surface of the skin. Followed by this a vacuum tube is deployed to eliminate the deceased skin cells and crystals. Microdermabrasion aims to exfoliate the skin and unclog the pores to get a smoother and cleaner skin. Dermatologists are the perfect ones to perform microdermabrasion although it can be done by self by purchasing home kits from the counter. Though these home kits are not likely to give the results like the ones performed by dermatologists you can prefer them if you wish to save on purse as they are cheaper.

Number of Sittings and Post Results:

A single microdermabrasion process will run for nearly 20 to 30 minutes, as said by the Cleveland Clinic. Based on the condition and type of the skin one has, the treatments might consist somewhere around 6 to 12 sittings to get the maximum results. The procedure runs for more than many weeks.

Before going for the treatment one can discuss about the results one can expect depending on the skin with the beautician or the dermatologist. One who is going to get microdermabrasion will have to follow certain skin care tips post the treatment which will be said by the concerned person.

Microdermabrasion Side Effects:

Normally according to dermatologists it is a mild procedure with fewer side effects. As per the Cleveland Clinic one may undergo some redness on the skin that goes away on its own within one or two hours. This redness is seen only when one has sensitive skin. Other than this there are no major side effects and one can return to daily chores without any delay.

Who is the Candidate?

There is no earmarking to reap the benefits of skin polishing (Microdermabrasion) anyone who wishes to go for microdermabrasion can go for it as it is an efficient way to exfoliate the skin. Anyone who has skin damaged due to many reasons, fine lines, and uneven skin tone and age spots can go for it to reverse these skin problems. Having acne scars and deep wrinkles will need heavier procedure like chemical peel that penetrates deeper into the skin.


Depending on many factors the cost varies greatly anyway keeping in view the microdermabrasion benefits cost should not be a matter. Factors such as the experience of the one doing the procedure, location and also the number of sittings needed decide the cost of it. All in all it is a costly fair.

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