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Microdermabrasion - Is This Procedure Beneficial?

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MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Kanpur  •  24 years experience
Microdermabrasion - Is This Procedure Beneficial?

With every passing day, your skin gets exposed to various external factors. Whenever we go outside, pollution, sun rays and other harmful agents have a negative effect on your skin. Therefore, people go through various medical and cosmetic treatments so that they can retain back their original skin. One such aesthetic treatment is the process of Microdermabrasion. It is a very popular method nowadays and has been conducted upon thousands.

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical and non-chemical method which uses a spray of microcrystals, resulting in the removal of the outer layer of dry, dead skin cells. It helps to reveal the younger and fresh side of the skin. The process also encourages the growth of new skin layer which has high levels of collagen and elastin. Microdermabrasion is a much more gentler in nature and therefore it is more preferable. The process helps to ensure that the dead and bleak skin cells are taken off and a new layer is visible.

Risks and Benefits

Every aesthetic procedure has their own share of risks and benefits. Similarly, Microdermabrasion has it's too. The process helps to reduce and eliminate wrinkles, facial lines, acne scars and other agents of aging effectively. Rejuvenates the skin and makes it to look younger and fresh. The method uses non-allergic crystals, which is thus suitable for even those who are sensitive to different chemicals. However, some people may experience slight itchiness and irritation after the process has been completed. But the symptoms tend to go away within a few days.

Cost and other details

The cost of microdermabrasion depends upon a lot of things like experience of the doctor, what levels of treatment will be needed, quality of the treatment etc. However on an average cost of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10000 should be expected. The method does not involve any kind of pain but the patients can feel certain warmness over the skin when the crystals peel off the old, dead skin cells and bring out the new layer.

Being a non-surgical process it does not involve any kind of recovery period. Microdermabrasion is thus, also known as “Lunch hour” treatment because it can be completed within a few minutes. If you have read the article then this. You now know what are the various aspects and details about microdermabrasion. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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