Microdermabrasion - Aftercare Advice

Side Effects

Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.

You might be advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. Minor bruising may also occur. This is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment.

What to expect after microdermabrasion

There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately. However, aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided.

Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. 

Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong UV light exposure and tanning beds). Your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment. If some sun exposure cannot be avoided, first apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. 

You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.

In the event that you may have additional questions or concerns regarding your treatment or suggested post-treatment care, you must consult your practitioner.


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