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Microdermabrasion

During microdermabrasion or skin polishing, the dermatologist mechanically removes or "sands" the skin to improve the contour and achieve a rejuvenated appearance as a new layer of remodeled skin replaces the damaged skin. The new skin generally has a smoother and refreshed appearance. Results are generally instant, quite remarkable and long-lasting.

 

When is microdermabrasion indicated?
Microdermabrasion is mainly used to treat open pores, acne pigmentation, mild wrinkles etc.

 

The conditions under which dermabrasion would not be effective include the presence of congenital skin defects, certain types of moles or pigmented birthmarks and scars from burns.

 

How does the procedure work?
Microdermabrasion is performed in the clinic as an outpatient procedure. The area is thoroughly cleansed with antiseptic cleansing agent. A high-speed rotary instrument with an abrasive wheel removes or abrades the upper layers of the skin and improves irregularities in the skin surface. We use the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion machine.

Patients are instructed to avoid unnecessary direct and indirect sunlight after the procedure and use a sunscreen on a regular basis when outdoors. The newly formed skin is usually smooth in texture and has less imperfections. 3-4 sessions at an interval of 2-3 weeks is usually given.