Micro Dermabrasion Demystified

 So, now that we all know what goes into a successful chemical peel, I figured I’d take a moment and look into another popular skin care experience—micro dermabrasion.

 Luckily for me (and for you guys, too) a friend of mine is married to someone who works at a dermatologist’s office where they perform several micro derms a week, and he was able to get some 411 from her for us. Thanks Renee!

Despite what you may have been told, micro dermabrasion is NOT a surgical procedure. For the most part, most patients resume their normal activities and daily schedule immediately following the procedure. Down time afterwards is, for the most part, nonexistent. That’s good to know, because I know most of us are way too busy to even consider something that will put us out of commission for a few days! There’s no anesthesia involved, and you can drive yourself home right after…

And contrary to what some might have you believe, micro dermabrasion can be performed on all skin types and colors. Even people with sensitive skin can usually have microdermabrasion done without complication. (Of course, it’s essential to let your doctor know about any skin sensitivity before hand—you don’t want to cause a reaction with your moisturizers, sunscreens, or the procedure itself)

If you decide to have the micro derm procedure done, keep in mind that it will probably take a few sessions to get your skin to its optimal state. You’re also looking at periodic maintenance treatments—so keep in mind that while it’s effective, it’s certainly not the lowest cost treatment option available. Also, the more elasticity your skin has, the better you’ll respond to micro dermabrasion.

So now I’m interested in hearing from someone who has actually had the procedure done. What was it like? Did it help?

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