Microdermabrasion (Skin Polishing Treatment) – Procedure, Benefits, Side Effects And Cost in India

Microdermabrasion Treatment

Our skin quality changes due to many reasons, primarily aging and medical health. A good diet and healthy lifestyle do help but we still need an effective skin rejuvenation treatment for improving our skin. The cosmetic industry has come up with numerous treatments for rejuvenating skin, including topical acne medicines and full body treatment and microdermabrasion is one of them.

Every skin rejuvenation treatment is not suitable for everyone, some are gentle whereas others are a little harsh in order to be more effective. Microdermabrasion helps in repairing skin, making it look younger, brighter and healthier. This treatment will start rejuvenating skin in no time. It targets various other skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, acne scars and signs of aging.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that treats dark circles, age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, sun damage, large pores and whatnot! It is an advanced cleansing and exfoliating skin rejuvenation system that uses a tip and vacuum suction to rejuvenate the skin. It removes dead skin cells, develops newer ones, promotes blood circulation and keeps skin healthy.

Microdermabrasion uses crystal or any other substance to be pushed against the skin using a hand-held system. These substances scrape away the top layer of skin which gives space to the new layer. This skin rejuvenation treatment is safe for all skin types. The person requires 5 to 15 sessions to gain the benefits out of it. The results of dermabrasion last long but are not permanent.

Procedure of Microdermabrasion Treatment

  1. Before the treatment begins, some medication may be given to soothe you.
  2. The treatment area is deeply cleansed with an antiseptic cleanser and a special spray is applied on the skin to freeze the same.
  3. A high-speed rotating device is used to remove the top layer of the skin and its impurities and irregularities.
  4. Each session of this treatment merely takes half an hour to one hour, depending on the area to be treated.
  5. If skin damage is excessive, it may take several sessions to treat the skin.

Types of Microdermabrasion Treatment

There are various types of microdermabrasion treatment depending on the substance or agent used in the procedure.

1. Crystal microdermabrasion

In this treatment, super fine crystals are used in the microdermabrasion machine. These are sent to a wand through a tube and from where these crystals are sprayed gently all over the target area. This would exfoliate the skin very gently.

The sprayed crystals and the exfoliated skin particles are then vacuumed away through that wand. These crystals are then discarded. Majorly, aluminium oxide crystals are used due to their strength.

2. Crystal-free microdermabrasion

This is a newer concept that uses a diamond-encrusted tip instead of crystals. A wand with such a tip is passed on the skin that scrapes it and the exfoliated dead skin particles are vacuumed away by it.

If compared with crystal ones, diamond-tip microdermabrasion is cleaner and safer as there are no crystals left over on the skin and that might accidentally get into your eyes. Crystal one is also safe if performed by an experienced practitioner.

3. Hydradermabrasion

As the name exhibits, this treatment uses water to treat skin concerns. This non-invasive cosmetic procedure uses water to exfoliate and serums to hydrate the skin. This is less invasive, gentler and more comfortable than other types.

People can avoid the tenderness and redness that usually happens after the treatment. It is suitable for all skin types and works perfectly on wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, sun damage and cystic acne.

4. Sapphire-tip microdermabrasion

This treatment works even better and provides instant results. The device used here is like a pen with a special vacuum nozzle to suction the skin. This one uses specially refined crystals that are sprayed at a high speed.

This process removes dead skin, brings out fresher skin, promotes a younger appearance, enhances inner glow, targets cystic acne and helps in getting rid of sagging skin.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion treatment

  • Boosts collagen

Microdermabrasion is highly effective in boosting collagen production and eventually reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Improves cell turnover

This improves blood circulation and cell turnover. The damaged cells are replaced by the newer ones, leading to lesser stretch marks, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and age spots.

  • Clears and brightens skin

When it comes to skincare, uneven skin tone is also a major concern. Microdermabrasion brightens and evens skin tone and reduces dark circles, acne scars and age spots by removing dead skin cells and impurities.

  • Treats large pores

Since microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin and sucks impurities from it, this treatment unclogs the pores and diminishes their size.

  • No invasion

This treatment doesn’t involve the use of needles. Hence, adverse effects of invasion are not there in microdermabrasion.

  • Instant results

Microdermabrasion promotes blood circulation and people notice healthier, brighter, smoother, glowing and even skin tone just after the first session itself.

  • No downtime

It’s a simple, painless and quick treatment with minimal downtime and risk. People can return to their daily routine just after the treatment. Moreover, they can also apply gentle cosmetic items after the session.

  • Enhances skin permeability

Skin becomes more permeable and hence, it can absorb the topical products very well. Also, it works perfectly well for all skin types.

Cost of Microdermabrasion Treatment

There are a lot of factors affecting the cost of this skin rejuvenation treatment, major ones are mentioned below.

  • Types of treatment

This is the most important factor that affects the cost of any treatment. Primarily, there are two types of microdermabrasion- crystal and crystal-free. The cost of both of the treatments differ accordingly.

  • Expertise

An aesthetically established clinic with professionally experienced dermatologists will certainly be higher than one with fresh and less experienced dermatologists.

  • Location

A clinic located in a big metropolitan city would certainly be more expensive than a clinic located in a small city.

  • Number of sessions

It all varies from person to person. Normally, 8 to 12 sessions are required to achieve the desired results but this number may change. So, the more the number of sessions, the more the cost.

  • Add-ons

If microdermabrasion is coupled with any other service for best results, that would certainly cost more.

The cost of this treatment varies from INR 2,000 to INR 5,000 per session. At Sakhiya, we charge just INR 1,200 per session.

Dermabrasion vs Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion follow the same technique, remove the dead skin layers and promote blood circulation but differ in some cases.

  • Intensity

Microdermabrasion is milder than dermabrasion, hence may require more sessions for effective results.

  • Safety

Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and has minimal side effects. On the other hand, dermabrasion can affect the pigmentation of skin, hence it is recommended for every skin type.

  • Invasion

Microdermabrasion is non-invasive whereas dermabrasion is invasive and may require local or general anesthesia during the treatment.

  • Results

Microdermabrasion is milder than dermabrasion and hence, takes more time to show the results on skin.

Before and After Results of Microdermabrasion treatment at Sakhiya Skin Clinic

Here are a few images that will show you the efficacy and efficiency of microdermabrasion.

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Who are good candidates for microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and is a boon for people with following skin issues.

  • acne scars
  • large pores
  • uneven skin tone
  • sun damage
  • hyperpigmentation
  • stretch marks
  • wrinkles
  • fine lines
  • age spots
  • dark circles
  • cystic acne
  • sagging skin
  • dullness
  • dark spots and
  • melasma

Microdermabrasion should not be adopted by persons with-

  • Any sort of skin infection
  • Deep scars
  • A recent herpes outbreak
  • Undiagnosed lesions
  • Warts on the face
  • Active acne
  • Skin cancer
  • Eczema
  • Active rosacea or sunburn
  • Unstable diabetes or
  • An auto-immune system disorder.

Microdermabrasion is an innovative cosmetic procedure to improve skin texture and quality. This treatment makes the skin smoother and brighter than before and gives you a younger and fresher look. Though home kits are also available for microdermabrasion, dermatologists perform it precisely. They assess your skin, observe the skin concerns and do the procedure accordingly. Hence, it is always recommended to go to a board-certified clinic for any procedure.

The dermatologists and the high-quality team at Sakhiya Skin Clinic help you know your skin better and suggest you the best options. Starting from Surat, we now have branches in Bardoli, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Navsari, Valsad, Vapi, Mumbai, Pune, Nandurbar, Delhi and Raipur. Visit us at your nearest location for your microdermabrasion treatment.