What Is Microdermabrasion And How Can It Improve Your Skin?

The body’s largest organ is your skin. It has the endless task of protecting you from the environment, including elements of the wind, grime, and sun. But this constant and relentless bombardment on your skin results in undesirable wrinkles, lines, and spots.

Board-certified Dr. Shadan Kabiri in Vancouver, BC, offers microdermabrasion treatments that help your skin stay healthy and display a youthful glow by renewing your overall skin tone and texture.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion employs a unique applicator to exfoliate dull skin cells on the outer layer of skin. This process is designed to restore a smooth and radiant skin texture and tone. It can improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Age spots
  • Grey and brown spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Blackheads
  • Large pores

Is It Safe?

Absolutely. Because microdermabrasion is minimally invasive, it is less risky. It does not offer the potential complications of surgical intervention or other more invasive treatments. Common side-effects include some swelling, minimal redness, and tenderness. These issues are typically resolved within an hour after treatment.

There may be some bruising that subsides within a day or two for patients who require more intense exfoliation.

How Effective is Microdermabrasion?

Although no treatments remove every facial flaw, microdermabrasion dramatically enhances the facial appearance by delivering clearer, smoother skin after each session. Therefore, you may need multiple sessions to attain your desired aesthetic goals.

Is It Painful?

Although the term microdermabrasion may sound harsh, the minimally invasive treatment is one of the least uncomfortable procedures for skincare you can receive. Of course, you’ll feel it, but there will be minimal discomfort during and after the treatment.

The treatment is highly tolerable, with a satisfying sensation of feeling buffed and polished, leaving your skin squeaky clean, glowing and rejuvenated.

Because your skin may be sensitive for a day after a treatment session, apply sunscreen and a moisturizer, and avoid sun exposure.

Is There Downtime?

Unlike other skincare procedures, microdermabrasion involves a minimal recovery and no downtime. After a session, you may apply makeup to hide redness before getting on with your day. Recovery precautions are limited to staying out of the sun for a few days. Of course, applying liberal amounts of sunscreen before you go outside is always wise.

Microdermabrasion is one of Dr. Kabiri’s favorite treatments to rejuvenate your skin to help you gain and maintain a youthful appearance. Not only will your skin look and feel better, but you’ll enjoy a boost in self-confidence too.

To learn more about microdermabrasion, call Dr. Shadan Kabiri at 604-925-1301 or schedule a free consultation today. Whatever your aesthetic or dermatological concerns are, Dr. Kabiri and her team are ready to help you address them with non-surgical methods that fit even the busiest lifestyles.