A first hand account of the expectations, results, and the whole experience.
So you have some skin ailment that you’re considering getting your first microdermabrasion treatment for. Whether that be for acne, strech marks, signs of aging, etc… The point is you’ve chosen to give this procedure a try, and are not sure what to expect.
First of all, realize two things, first Microdermabrasion is not a major surgery — and on the same token it is also not simply a facial. Your outer layer of skin will be blasted by high speed minerals to remove the outer layer of skin, without damaging the skin.
For me it was for acne. I scheduled a time to talk with the doctor, and ultimately booked an appointment for the next week. Before going in, I had no idea what to expect… would it be painful? would it actually work? how many treatments would it take? etc…
So I arrived on the day, a very friendly nurse ask me to lay down and explained what would happen. It started almost immediately, you’ll be asked to respond with your comfort level as the microdermabrasion machines have variable setting of strength. The whole thing only took about 40 minutes, and afterwards my skin felt all tingly. The next day, my face went red. I was worried about this at first because I didn’t want people to know that I’d got it done. Luckily the only people that said anything, just made passing comments about how I was lucky to have gotten a chance to get a tan the previous day (it only looks like a slight sun burn). This went completely away by the third day, and left my skin feeling very smooth.
Surprisingly the next couple day I did indeed see a lessening of the effects of acne, it could just be a coincidence that it worked so fast (it’s supposed to take a couple treatments). However, I couldn’t complain. I went in for the next 5 treatments, and the results overall were very positive, and I now continue to recommend microdermabrasion treatments for all those who have not tried them.