Diamond Microdermabrasion questions and answers. Please contact us if you would like to book a consult or if you have any other questions.
What happens during microdermabrasion?
The technician uses a handheld device that gently removes the top layer of skin, You may feel a sanding sensation, but this is not painful. After the treatment, aloe vera is applied.
What will I need to do after microdermabrasion?
You may need to apply a moisturizer or other skin care product at home.
Is there downtime?
You will not have downtime or a recovery period. Some patients’s skin turns pink or red. The skin can swell a bit. These side effects are similar to having a sunburn or windburn for a day or two.
When will I see results from microdermabrasion?
Most patients need a series of treatments combined with Resolve treatments. After a series of treatments, patients usually say they have smoother skin and a more radiant complexion.
How long will the results last?
The results tend to be temporary. Patients who protect their skin from the sun and follow the recommended skin-care plan will maintain their results for a longer time. Yet, no matter what we do, our skin continues to age. Follow-up treatments are usually necessary to help retain smoother skin and a more radiant complexion. If you are looking for more permanent results, please refer to our other service PicoWay Resolve.
When can I safely get another treatment?
Microdermabrasion treats only the top layer of the skin, so the skin recovers quickly. Most people can safely have another treatment two weeks later. Some patients, however, need several weeks to recover.
Is Microdermabrasion safe?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. Unlike laser resurfacing or chemical peels, this procedure is not traumatic and therefore there is no downtime to allow for healing and recovery. But, as always, provide your medical history and follow your pre- and post-treatment instructions.
Can I go back to work after a Microdermabrasion treatment?
YES!! A few patients do notice their skin feeling tight immediately after the treatment, as if their skin has been exposed to the sun or wind. You might experience a slight dryness of the skin, depending upon your skin type. An effective moisturizer is applied after the treatment to prevent this drying of the skin. The skin might appear slightly red for the remainder of the day. Additionally, the patient is asked to refrain from using makeup on the day of the treatment to give the skin a change to breathe and regenerate itself.
It is important to complete your treatments at intervals as recommended by your laser technician to optimize results. If you have additional questions about our laser services, we encourage you to contact us or call us at 780-435-BUSH (2784).