It is a procedure for deep cleansing of the skin. Dead skin cells are abraded and vacuumed off the face with a device that uses tips covered in tiny diamonds. The diamond tips, together with the strong suction, make it possible to cleanse the skin more thoroughly than with other procedures. With the flexibility of using different suction levels, it also increases blood flow to the skin, and that in turn, helps to produce collagen.
For a couple of days after treatment, the treated area will be more sensitive, therefore it is recommended not to take hot baths, use swimming pool, sauna or massage. Skin should be protected with a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning before going outdoors for the next 4 weeks to avoid sun induced brown discoloration of the skin. It is advised to drink increased amounts of mineral water (8-12 glasses per day). One should avoid rubbing and scratching the skin.
Usually a series of 2-10 treatments is recommended (6 on average) at 1-2 week intervals. With every session, the effects of microdermabrasion are more visible. To maintain the achieved effect, it is advised to repeat the procedure every 4-6 weeks.
After the treatment, the treated area may be red for 1-3 hours and have a mild to moderate sunburned feeling that may persist in the treated areas for the next 2-3 days.