What is Microdermabrasion?

It’s a skincare treatment centred around the use of a small device that features a diamond tip with suction to exfoliate the surface layer of your skin. A trained esthetician runs the device over the face lightly to remove any and all dead skin cells. This method of anti-ageing skincare is preferred by professionals due to its amazing, speedy results and lack of recovery time. This is a non-invasive procedure with no chemicals involved. This treatment promotes collagen and elastin production, which keeps your skin looking bright, plump and youthful.

What Does it Feel Like?

Well, that depends on the client but most people have described the sensation of going through a microdermabrasion treatment as though your face it being mild scratched. Others claim to feel warmth flood through their skin. While every experience is different, the main takeaway is that this treatment isn’t painful, and should leave you fully relaxed.

What are the Benefits?

Microdermabrasion is considered a miracle worker for individuals suffering from several mild skin conditions such as uneven pigmentation, fine lines, light scarring, clogged or enlarged pores, mild acne, uneven skin texture, and oily or dry skin. As mentioned before, microdermabrasion improves collagen and elastin production, which in turn helps other skincare products absorb into the skin more effectively, leading to better results.

Unfortunately, these results aren’t possible for everyone, as certain skin conditions won’t benefit from this treatment. Instead, skin conditions could worsen in some cases. If you have deep scarring or wrinkles, active herpes or a keloid breakout, untreated lesions, an autoimmune disorder, facial warts, unstable diabetes or severe cystic acne, then microdermabrasion isn’t for you. Going for a more intense treatment such as dermabrasion may give you the results you’re looking for without the risk.

Are There Any Risks?

As long as your treatment is completed by a skincare professional, there are virtually no risks involved, save for possible, slight redness. For clients with darker skin tones, the possibility of skin pigmentation is something to consider if you’re thinking about having this treatment done. The procedure can produce hyperpigmentation, which can cause a darker discolouration of the skin. While this can happen in all skin tones, it’s most pronounced in darker ones. Discuss the likelihood of this occurring with your dermatologist.

At Derma Bright Clinic, our highly trained and friendly staff are happy to help you reach your skincare goals. Not only do we offer microdermabrasion treatments, but we have cosmetic procedures, acne scar treatments, skin facials and peels, manicures and pedicures, waxing, brow and eye treatments and more. Since 2012, our primary focus has been on providing anti-aging and acne treatments to create the clearest and most youthful skin possible. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, call or go online to book your next appointment and receive a free consultation. Why wait? Bring out your best and brightest skin today!