During microdermabrasion, the skin is sprayed with
aluminum oxide particles that are 0.004 inches in diameter. This removes the
top layer of skin.
- Particle skin
Treated with Microdermabrasion:
Microdermabrasion may be performed in cases of
superficial scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical skin peel
are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Microdermabrasion is performed with sedation.
Complications from Microdermabrasion:
Possible risks following microdermabrasion include
mild skin irritation.
The prognosis for a positive end result following
microdermabrasion is good. However, the procedure needs to be repeated to
maintain the desired result.
Total recovery from microdermabrasion takes seven to