What is microdermabrasion?

girl in  pink gloves giving facial treatment to a girl: text: what is microdermabrasion?Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.

Microdermabrasion is a great option for clients looking for a non-abrasive refresh of the skin. Using a specialized machine that gently sands your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer, Microdermabrasion is a procedure that forces the regeneration of new skin while stimulating the production of healthy cells, collagen, and elastin.

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
  • melasma
  • sun damage


Preparing for Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure. There’s very little you need to do to prepare for it. 

It is a good idea to discuss your skin concerns with a skincare professional to find out if microdermabrasion is the right fit for you. Discuss any past cosmetic procedures and surgeries, as well as allergies and medical conditions.

Your esthetician may tell you to avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing for about a week before treatment. They may also advise you to stop using exfoliating creams and masks approximately three days before treatment. 

Esthetician will remove any makeup and cleanse your face before the procedure begins.

Microdermabrasion is different than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is invasive skin to sanding that reaches deep layers of the skin.

Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont