Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epiderm . Most commonly, microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-office by a trained skin care professional.

Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple, easy, painless, non-invasive, skin rejuvenation procedure using a combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin. Typically there are no needles or anaesthetics required for microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin. Microdermabrasion is often compared to the feeling of a cat licking the skin- a rough but gentle texture. Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last anywhere from 5–60 minutes. Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion and most people immediately return to daily activity after a session. Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, and photo-damage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and shallow acne scars. A further benefit of microdermabrasion is enhanced skin penetration by other skin creams and serums. Removing dead skin (startum corneum of the epidermis) will aid in the penetration of skin care products and medications by up to 10-50%. The controlled skin exfoliation afforded by microdermabrasion will afford make-up and self-tanning products to go on much more smooth.

Microdermabrasion provides excellent results for the following conditions:
» Hyper pigmentation or Brown saddles on face that appears after pregnancy or menopause ( chloasma / melasma )
» Wrinkles
» Sun-damaged skin
» Acne and acne scars
» Scar reduction
» Excess oil production
» Blackheads and whiteheads
» Enlarged and open pores
» Superficial age spots
» Dull, stressed and congested skin
» Skin pigmentation
» Stretch marks

What happens during a microdermabrasion treatment?
A brief medical history is taken, and your skin is evaluated and your expectation,goals,risk etc are clearly explained before starting the procedure

The skin is usually cleaned prior to treatment, then the microdermabrasion machine is passed over the skin in smooth, stroking movements. The intensity (or pressure at which the crystals hit your skin) of treatment can be varied, either by altering the amount of crystals used, the pressure used, or the length of treatment.

Crystals are directed onto the face and then immediately "vacuumed "away, along with the loosened skin particles. All the waste goes into a separate, closed container to make sure that there is no risk of contamination from dead skin products.

The crystals are not re-used.

Follow-up treatment
This procedure can be repeated every week or so for a series of 5 to 10 sessions. Maintenance treatments can then be scheduled every three or four months.

What is the cost of microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments cost is 1500 -- 2000 Rs per session for 30 min treatment depending on the skin condition. Multiple treatment sessions are usually done which are decided after the observation of skin and condition of skin. Offers with a discount rate are given if full package is taken for multiple treatments.
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