For the most up to date, accurate description of what is microdermabrasion, it’s benefits, and it’s con’s, we have pulled the most recent article from Medicinenet.com. It states the following:
“Microdermabrasion is a popular, machine assisted skin-exfoliating treatment. It has advantages of low risk and rapid recovery when compared to other alternative invasive procedures like chemical peeling, resurfacing or dermabrasion. Because it works on a superficial depth of skin removal, it is more suited for improving the surface of the skin and getting rid of sun damage, fine lines, acne, age spots, scarring, etc. Minimal to zero recover time is required after the microdermabrasion procedure and most patients return immediately to their daily activities.
Microdermabrasion works by removing a few of the top layers of skin and is much like brushing your teeth in the aspect that the microderm can gently remove “plaque” or skin debris.
Once the treatment is complete, you can expect mild pinkness of the skin which usually resolves itself within minutes or hours after treatment. Some patients may also experience a mild sunburn-like sensation for a couple days after the treatment. A mild exfoliation of the skin may also occur, requiring the continuous application of moisturizer or ointment while the skin is still exfoliating.”
Source: Alia, N.N, MD, FAAD; Microdermabrasion; https://www.medicinenet.com/microdermabrasion/