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Microdermabrasion is as the name suggests, a treatment of abrasion, or exfoliation of the epidural, or first layer of skin. The objective is to clean the skin, leaving it soft and bright. In the “old days” people tried to do the same with cold water, a surface abrasion powder, and a rough cloth, the early microdermabrasion at home.

Microdermabrasion is much more scientific with all sorts of microdermabrasion creams available from the local beauty store, or one can go all out and get a professional treatment at one of the local spas like the skin experts at Microdermabrasion Treatment Brisbane – Esteem Medi Spa.

How long does a microdermabrasion session take?

The microdermabrasion procedure is very fast — it typically only takes 15 to 30 minutes; not including cleansing the face before and after the treatment; although several day spas, salons and medi-spas incorporate microdermabrasion into one facial treatment. If this is the case for you, the entire treatment could take between 60 to 90 minutes.

Do I just need one microdermabrasion session?

Although your newly rejuvenated skin will feel smoother after only one session, you need multiple dermabrasion treatments to see real benefits. The results grow after each treatment. Typically, a series of six to ten treatments are scheduled one to two weeks apart. The frequency and number of sessions vary from patient to patient and depend on the individual’s skin care goals and skin needs.

Is microdermabrasion expensive?

It really depends on your budget, where you have treatment administered and where you live. You should do your research and look around before booking your microdermabrasion appointment — the highest-priced treatment doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best, look for experienced technicians with 5-star reviews.

Is Microdermabrasion painful?

Some patients describe the feeling during treatment similar to a cat licking your tongue. Others describe it as minor tugging on the skin or a grainy facial massage. No matter how treatment is described, you shouldn’t worry; because microdermabrasion works on just the surface layers of the epidermis, and is in no way a painful experience.

Is there any downtime involved after microdermabrasion treatment?

After the session, your skin will turn slightly pink, but this generally diminishes within a few hours. In the first couple of days, it may feel like you have a minor sunburn. However, you can go back to your day immediately following your microdermabrasion session without anyone knowing you’ve had the treatment done.

Medicated cleansers, toners and acne treatments etc… will most likely sting or burn if you apply them immediately after your microdermabrasion session. Your skin specialist will probably recommend that you avoid them for the rest of the day. Makeup, non-medicated cleansers and moisturisers can usually be used straight after treatment.

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