Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Microdermabrasion is suitable for those who have:
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing and regeneration treatment, removing the top layers of dead and dormant cells using a process of minute sterilised crystals. This treatment is more effective than any other exfoliation procedure on the market, with predictable results for all ages and skin types. The skin exfoliation process reveals soft, new living skin cells that become more receptive to topically applied nutrients post-treatment.
After the first 24 hours, you can expect some redness which will gradually fade over the next few hours post-treatment. Make-up can be worn the following day. High-quality sunscreen is recommended, which you should apply daily. Many people notice improvements in texture and appearance of their skin immediately after first treatment. With more problematic areas, a number of treatments are needed to see improvement.
Possible side effects from microdermabrasion include redness of the skin, acne, and an uneven lighting effect on the skin for those who have darker skin tones.
Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure. In fact, this is often a more popular procedure than chemical peels or laser treatment as it is considered safer and more cost-effective.
Unlike other skin rejuvenation procedures, microdermabrasion results in no recovery time. This procedure is non-invasive, and is, therefore, a quick and convenient technique.
The number of treatments you require will vary from each patient and depend on how problematic the treatment area is. While results are noticeable after one treatment, you may require four to six treatments.