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What To Realistically Expect When Using Microdermabrasion For Skincare
According to dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD via Byrdie, microdermabrasion is "the process in which you use instruments to create microscopic abrasions in the skin."
A 2023 study in StatPearls clarifies that microdermabrasion is the process of stripping the outermost layer of skin to reduce the visibility of scars and discoloration.
Side effects are pretty minimal and usually consist of redness, swelling, and slight bruising. The most immediate benefit of the procedure is a smoother complexion.
Studies show that this procedure triggers the skin to produce more collagen, which firms up the skin. It is a cumulative process, so the more it’s done, the better the results.
With each treatment, you're likely to see increased changes like the diminishing of small scars, fine lines, facial discoloration, and even smaller pore size.
Microdermabrasion is not permanent and can’t treat deeper wrinkles or larger scars. It’s great for people who want a deep exfoliation with minimal downtime to maintain skin health.