Quick Answer: How do I prepare my skin for microdermabrasion?

What should I put on my face before microdermabrasion?

Because this treatment is designed to exfoliate your skin, you should avoid other exfoliating products like scrubs or Retin-A exfoliating cream for 2-3 days prior to your appointment.

Should you steam before microdermabrasion?

How does microdermabrasion work? First, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and steamed. Steam softens the upper layers of skin and opens the pores. Using a handheld device, a mild abrasion will be targeted to specific areas of the skin.

Do you do a peel before or after microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is performed first and then the chemical peel best for your skin is applied to the skin. For a no downtime treatment, a Glycolic or AHA Peel is used. For a deeper exfoliation, a Jessner’s, TCA or Acne Peel is used.

What skin type is best for microdermabrasion?

The skin concerns that will benefit from a Microdermabrasion

  • Dry skin.
  • Oily skin.
  • Mature skin.
  • Sensitive skin.
  • Enlarge pores.
  • Acne-prone skin.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Pigmentation.

Can microdermabrasion go wrong?

Some patients, especially those with darker skin tones, may notice some temporary pigment changes or skin discoloration following microdermabrasion. There may also be some hyperpigmentation, or patches of darker skin, after the procedure.

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How many microdermabrasion treatments does it take to see results?

It regenerates itself every 30 days. This means that the effects of microdermabrasion are temporary and the treatments generally need to be repeated every two to four weeks. On average, it takes between six to twelve sessions for a person to see drastic results from microdermabrasion.

Which is better chemical peel or microdermabrasion?

If you have active acne, chemical peels are a better choice because microdermabrasion can irritate it or even cause more issues. Chemical peels use salicylic acid to reduce further breakouts by exfoliating the dead skin cells. If you have light wrinkles, microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can help.

What should I put on my face after microdermabrasion?

Clean your face straight after the treatment using a wet cloth and rehydrating toner to remove any dead skin cells left behind. Use a rich moisturizer once you have thoroughly dried the skin. Continue to use it for 4-6 days after your treatment as this will prevent any excessive peeling.

Can you do microdermabrasion with a peel?

You may get better results when you do both a microdermabrasion and chemical peel at the same time. And you get the best results when you get them done at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa in Albuquerque!

Does your face peel after microdermabrasion?

It works by removing the outermost layer of the dermis (skin) and accelerates skin turnover. So, it’s common to experience some peeling of the skin after microdermabrasion. Avoid picking or peeling the skin. If you had a Jessner peel, do not wet your skin for 12 hours after treatment.

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