If you’re looking for a non-invasive, simple and effective way to freshen up your skin, microdermabrasion might be the answer. But when is the best time to do it?
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny crystals or a diamond-tipped wand to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells from the face, neck, chest, and hands. The procedure is performed by a skincare professional and can be done in a spa or clinic.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
During the procedure, the skincare professional will use a special device to spray the skin with tiny crystals or a diamond-tipped wand. This will gently exfoliate the skin and remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing smoother, softer, and brighter skin underneath. The procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes and is painless.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion has several benefits for the skin, including:
Improves Skin Texture
By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, microdermabrasion can improve the texture and tone of the skin. This can make the skin look smoother and more youthful.
Microdermabrasion can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, which is when the skin has dark spots or patches. The procedure can even out the skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Minimizes Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Microdermabrasion can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production in the skin.
Reduces Acne Scars
If you have acne scars, microdermabrasion can help reduce their appearance by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and promoting collagen production.
Who Can Benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is suitable for most skin types and can benefit anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin. However, people with certain skin conditions, such as rosacea or eczema, should avoid microdermabrasion as it can exacerbate their condition.
When to Avoid Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion should be avoided if you:
- Have active acne
- Have recently had a chemical peel or laser treatment
- Have open wounds or sores on the skin
- Have a skin condition such as rosacea or eczema
When Should I Do Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can be done at any time of the year, but there are certain times when it may be more beneficial to have the procedure done. Here are some situations where you may want to consider doing microdermabrasion:
Before a Big Event
If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding or a party, you may want to consider doing microdermabrasion a few weeks before the event. This will give your skin time to heal and rejuvenate, leaving you with a glowing complexion on the day of the event.
During the Winter Months
The winter months can be harsh on the skin, with cold temperatures and dry air causing dryness, flakiness, and dullness. Microdermabrasion can help combat these effects by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover, leaving your skin looking and feeling softer and smoother.
After a Beach Vacation
If you’ve just returned from a beach vacation, your skin may be feeling dry and sun-damaged. Microdermabrasion can help remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, which can help reduce the appearance of sun damage and leave your skin looking and feeling healthier.
When You Want to Target Specific Skin Concerns
Microdermabrasion can be customized to target specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation. If you have a specific skin concern that you want to address, talk to your skincare professional about customizing your microdermabrasion treatment.
How Often Should You Do Microdermabrasion?
The frequency of microdermabrasion treatments will depend on your skin type and concerns, as well as your skincare goals. In general, it’s recommended to have microdermabrasion done every 4-6 weeks for optimal results.
What to Expect During and After Microdermabrasion
During the procedure, you may feel a mild scratching or tingling sensation, but it should not be painful. After the procedure, your skin may be slightly red and sensitive, but this should subside within a few hours to a day. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and to wear sunscreen after the procedure to protect your skin.