Ever wonder what is microdermabrasion and just how it can improve your skin? We've got all the details for you.
30 November 2020| Last updated on 8 December 2020
Allow us to clear up what you need to know about microdermabrasion in Dubai.
An immensely effective skin treatment that can be done at your dermatologist's office with little to no downtime - that's just the tip of what this glorious beauty procedure called microdermabrasion is all about.
It's popular for a reason, but there's still a lot of frequently-asked questions about it.
Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre are the experts in Dubai for microdermabrasion treatments, and as with any facial procedure, there are several things you must know in order to make an informed choice for beauty treatments.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion: this relatively painless, non-surgical technique in Dubai may be used to freshen and rejuvenate the skin by using a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, exfoliating the thicker, uneven outer layer and relive a fresh younger looking skin with a healthy glow.
Although the face is the most common area for microdermabrasion, any skin area, including neck, chest, back, and hands, may be treated
Regular skin treatments can stimulate collagen production and thicken it leading to a smoother younger looking skin, and because of that doctors can use it to soften and remove the appearance of pores and fine lines and allows for skincare products to absorb more readily.
The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it. A different microdermabrasion technique sprays fine particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate with a vacuum/suction to accomplish the same outcome as the abrasive surface.
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
- enlarged pores and blackheads
- acne and acne scars
- stretch marks
- dull-looking skin complexion
- uneven skin tone and texture
- sun damage
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion in Dubai is an in-office procedure that usually takes about one hour. It’s typically performed by a DHA licensed skincare professional, on the supervision of Dr. Kamil Al Rustom. At the end of the treatment, a moisturizer as well as sunscreen will be applied to your skin.
There are a few different ways to do the procedure, based on the specific device used, Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre offers the Crystal Microdermabrasion (Diamond Microdermabrasion or Crystal Peeling).
What is crystal microdermabrasion?
Crystal microdermabrasion (peel) in Dubai uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away outer layers of the skin. The depth of the abrasion may be affected by the pressure applied on the handpiece as well as how long the suction is allowed to remain on the skin.
Crystal Peeling is a facial procedure during which fine crystal powder is rubbed across the face skin to exfoliate it, removing the dead skin to reveal a smoother a more youthful layer. A Crystal Peel is the right choice for oily and normal skin.
This type of microdermabrasion applicator is generally used in more sensitive facial areas, like close to the eyes. At the end of the treatment, a cooling mask as well as sunscreen will be applied to your skin.
The different types of crystals that may be used include aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate.
Side effects of microdermabrasion
Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.
You might be advised to use a topical antibiotic cream and a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. Minor bruising may also occur, which is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment.
What to expect after microdermabrasion?
There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately, but avoid sun and excessive sweating.
Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen as your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.
You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.
Microdermabrasion should be 5-12 sessions (depending on the indication) apart 2 weeks at first and then one per month as part of a maintenance plan.
How much does microdermabrasion cost in Dubai?
- 1 session of Microdermabrasion – AED 500
- 3 sessions – AED 999
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