Thursday, December 1, 2016

Your Guide to Microdermabrasion Treatments

Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment that gently removes the upper layer of the skin over a course of several sessions.

The space between treatments are every 2-3 weeks. This means that the previous layer of skin that was removed have not yet rebuilt. This will also build the patient's tolerance for the treatment.

Once the intensity of the treatments are increased, the depth of the penetration also increases which makes it very effective against comedonal acne, superficial scarring, and fine lines.

The number of treatments vary per patient, but the average is 6-10. After this, a monthly maintenance session is advised to maintain results.

Patients with more problematic skin issues may need longer.

Patient Consultations

Before proceeding with the treatments, the following must be checked by the assigned aesthetician or dermatologist.

  • Contraindications must be cleared with the patient to avoid complications.
  • Perform a skin analysis to know which areas to avoid is if any, e.g. Broken capillaries, sunburnt skin, etc.
  • Identify areas that require special attention, e.g. Hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, open pores, etc.
  • Map out a treatment plan to learn the cost, duration, and frequency of treatments and be as cost-effective as possible.
  • Understand what the treatment is and how it may feel once under the device. Also explain how the skin might react depending on their skin type.
  • Learn about aftercare procedures and how to properly look after the skin.
  • Adopt a skincare regimen that accommodates periodic treatments to help with the healing and improve results.
  • If necessary, record your sessions to through a diary with photos to track improvements.

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