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How To Look After Your Skin Following a Microdermabrasion Treatment

Maintain your healthy, vibrant glow with these easy-to-follow microdermabrasion aftercare tips. 

While microdermabrasion might sound vaguely painful, it’s actually one of the most gentle, fastest, and non-invasive cosmetic skin treatments around today. It works by mechanically exfoliating the outermost layer of dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling softer and looking younger and more vibrant.

It can be used to address a number of concerns, including:

  • Unwanted lines and wrinkles
  • Mild acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Early sun damage

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At our Kelowna health centre, we understand that every patient’s skin is unique. During an in-depth consultation, our skin care specialists can discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and concerns to help you quickly and safely achieve a healthy, beautiful appearance.

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How To Look After Your Skin Following a Microdermabrasion Treatment

As with all cosmetic treatments, it’s important to follow your skin care specialist’s post-procedure instructions to maximize your microdermabrasion results. In order to do this, you should fully understand what to expect following this popular skin treatment.

What to expect after a microdermabrasion treatment

While a microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive, gentle procedure, it may result in some temporary side effects, including a:

  • Pink or red complexion
  • Feeling that the skin is sun or wind-burned
  • Slight skin tightness
  • Bruised or sensitive sensation

Note: During a microdermabrasion recovery, patients generally experience immediate improvements, but optimal results will not be visible until you have completed all recommended treatments.

A typical course of treatment ranges from 5-10 sessions spaced 1-2 weeks apart.

8 Post-Microdermabrasion Skin Care Tips

While microdermabrasion is not a particularly invasive procedure, your skin will be sensitive after the treatment. To ensure safe and satisfactory results, it’s important to follow the following recovery tips:

  1. Clean your face straight after the treatment using a wet cloth and rehydrating toner to remove any dead skin cells left behind.
  2. Use a rich moisturizer once you have thoroughly dried the skin. Continue to use it for 4-6 days after your treatment as this will prevent any excessive peeling.
  3. Use sunscreen every time you go out (even if it is an overcast day). This is important because microdermabrasion increases photosensitivity.
  4. Stay out of the sun for at least a week after your microdermabrasion treatment to prevent UV rays from causing hyperpigmentatation or damaging your skin.
  5. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating fruits and vegetables with a high water content.
  6. AVOID scratching or picking at the treatment area.
  7. DO NOT use any harsh chemicals, rub or tan your skin for at least one week following the procedure.
  8. Avoid facial waxing, use of depilatory creams, electrolysis, IPL or any other laser procedure for at least two weeks after your treatment.

REMEMBER: Any pain or prolonged redness is abnormal and might be an indication of infection. If this occurs, please contact your skin care specialist immediately. They will able to monitor your progress throughout the healing period to ensure a safe and quick recovery.

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Enjoy Beautiful, Healthy Skin All Year Long

If you take care of your skin properly, you will be able to enjoy the incredible benefits of your microdermabrasion treatment all year long. Most patients experience dramatic improvements in skin:

  • Color
  • Tone
  • Texture
  • Elasticity

Over the course of a full set of treatments, your body will produce new layers of skin containing higher levels of collagen and elastin, improving your complexion and giving your skin a more radiant, vibrant glow.


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To find out more about our customized skin treatments, including the benefits, costs and recovery times of microdermabrasion, contact our Kelowna health centre today at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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