If you have been seeking a way to get beautiful, even skin, then you have probably explored plenty of creams, gels, and facials. At Your Contour Cosmetic Center, we offer a number of facials that can help you get the results you’ve been seeking, including microdermabrasion. Read on to learn more about this gentle, noninvasive procedure, and contact Your Contour Cosmetic Center today to make an appointment!

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a facial treatment where the top layer of your skin is gently buffed away. It’s a non-invasive, deeply exfoliating procedure that addresses sun exposure and other kinds of damage to reveal a soft, even new layer of skin.

Who Can Benefit?

Microdermabrasion is safe for people with almost all skin types and colors. You may be a good candidate if you’re seeking a way to achieve:

  • Brighter, smoother skin
  • More even skin tone and texture
  • Reduced appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, spots, and more

Before Your Treatment

Ask Questions and Be Honest

We’ll discuss results, possible side effects, and more in today’s blog, but if you have any questions or concerns, then you should speak to your treatment professional before your microdermabrasion procedure. We can tell you more about the process and what you can expect at each stage. Please inform us beforehand if you are taking any medications or experiencing medical concerns like cold sores that may affect your treatment.

Keep Your Skin Clean and Clear

Your treatment professional will offer more detailed information, but we recommend avoiding prolonged sun exposure or waxing at least a week before your procedure. A few days before your treatment, avoid any exfoliating products like creams or masks. On the day off, remove any makeup you may be wearing and cleanse your face in preparation for your microdermabrasion treatment.

The Procedure

Your microdermabrasion professional will use a small handheld device to exfoliate your face and gently remove the top layer of skin. It should not be painful, but you will feel some sensation. In most cases, it takes around 30 to 40 minutes to treat the entire face.

After Your Treatment

Results

First, you should keep in mind that while you can see results immediately, they are not permanent changes to your skin. The top layer of your skin will heal again and continue to age, so we recommend a series of treatments to maintain the youthful, glowing skin you can achieve with microdermabrasion. Some patients wait several weeks before another treatment while others are healed enough for another procedure after just a week.

Possible Side Effects

There is no downtime or recovery period after a microdermabrasion treatment, but there are a few possible side effects. These side effects should not be painful and often resolve on their own. Your skin may appear pink or red and you may experience minimal swelling. It may feel similar to having a sunburn for a day or two. Your skin can bruise, burn, sting, or become sensitive to sunlight, but those side effects should fade on their own. Overall, microdermabrasion has an excellent safety and satisfaction record.

Aftercare

Your treatment professional will apply moisturizer after the procedure is over, and you can follow suit with your own moisturizing skin care products at home. As you heal, remember to use plenty of sun protection for best results. As your skin recovers, we encourage you to schedule follow-up sessions to maintain your new, even skin tone.

Make an Appointment With Your Contour Cosmetic Center Today!

Are you ready to try a facial that can lead to great results? Turn to the professionals at Your Contour Cosmetic Center! We are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best with a variety of medspa services, including deep cleaning and anti-aging facials. Contact our team to learn more about microabrasion and sign up today!