January 30, 2020

Benefits of Facial Microdermabrasion

Tired of dull skin? Microdermabrasion might be the answer! This popular treatment gently removes the top layer of dead skin, revealing a smoother complexion. In this blog post, we will explore its benefits and the details of the treatment itself.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Facial microdermabrasion is a popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of your skin by gently exfoliating the top layer. It is one of today’s most popular treatments and is available in both spas and dermatologist offices.

Here’s how it works: it targets the outermost layer of your skin, called the epidermis. It gently removes dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull. By removing dead skin cells, it promotes the growth of new, healthier cells, resulting in smoother skin with improved texture. It can also help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and mild acne scars.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

The benefits of microdermabrasion can be summarized as follows:

  • Smoother Complexion – Microdermabrasion can give your skin a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance by removing the top layer of dead skin cells.
  • Reduced Appearance of  Fine Lines and Wrinkles – It stimulates collagen production, which helps to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Diminishing Large Pores – By removing the dead skin cells and oil that can clog pores, microdermabrasion can make your pores appear smaller and your skin healthier.
  • Improved Skin Texture and Tone – With its great exfoliating effects, microdermabrasion can help even out your skin tone and make your skin feel smoother.
  • Decreased Hyper-Pigmentation – If your hyperpigmentation is caused by excess melanin in the epidermis, microdermabrasion can be effective at diminishing its appearance. This might be the case for sun damage or age spots.
  • Faded Acne Scars – By removing the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion can help smooth out the appearance of shallow scars.

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Is Microdermabrasion Safe?

Microdermabrasion is generally considered a safe procedure, especially when performed by a qualified professional:

  • Minimally Invasive: It only affects the top layer of the skin, minimizing the risk of complications.
  • Low Discomfort: It’s usually well-tolerated, with some potential minor side effects like like redness or temporary irritation.
  • Suitable for Many Skin Types: It works well on most skin types, except for very sensitive skin or active acne.

However, like any procedure, there are some potential side effects to be aware of:

  • Temporary Redness and Irritation – This is the most common side effect, typically resolving within a few hours.
  • Sun Sensitivity – Your skin is more sensitive to the sun after treatment, so it’s mandatory to use sunscreen.
  • Scarring  – This is a rare side effect, but it can occur due to improper technique or excessive pressure. This is why choosing an experienced professional is important.

Microdermabrasion Treatment Details

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect during the treatment:

  • Before the Treatment: Discuss your goals and expectations with a qualified esthetician. They’ll assess your skin type and suitability for this procedure. Avoid excessive sun exposure for a few weeks before your treatment.
  • During the Treatment: A typical microdermabrasion session takes 30-45 minutes, during which an esthetician uses a handheld device with an abrasive tip to gently remove the top layer of skin. Mild discomfort can occur.
  • After the Treatment: Mild redness and irritation are common, typically subsiding within a few hours. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Keep your skin well-hydrated and avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after treatment.

Microdermabrasion – Our Students in Action

Watch Azure from our Fort Dodge campus in action as she performs a Micro from start to finish on her client.

CLIENT’S GOAL: to reduce fine lines & soften her deeper wrinkles, decrease the visibility of her hyper-pigmentation.

RECOMMENDATION: Client to come in once a week for 4-6 weeks and be re-evaluated then to see how we should continue her treatments. Follow along as we continue to share her journey.


If you don’t already, give Azure a follow on Instagram @beautyluxbyazures She posts great content over there! Check out more stories like this one featuring our students in action documenting before-and-after results of microdermabrasion.

Develop Your Career in Esthetics: Start Your Journey at La James

Want to take your skincare expertise to the next level? Explore our Esthetics program at La’ James International College! Learn valuable skills like microdermabrasion and many other in-demand esthetic techniques. Call us at 888.880.2108 or visit our website to learn more about starting your rewarding career in skincare today!

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