Top Microdermabrasion Treatments


Wrinkles, age spots, skin scarring — these are just some of the skin concerns that cannot be repaired by a topical cream or serum alone. To improve these as well as the overall appearance and texture of the skin, one of the best options is the microdermabrasion treatment.

But what is this skin procedure about? How much does it cost? And does it really work?

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a semi-invasive skin treatment that is done to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, melasma, sun damage, and other skin concerns. It uses a special handheld device with an abrasive surface to rejuvenate the skin. It feels almost the same as using a sandpaper on the skin to polish or sand away the outer layer of the skin. The idea of resurfacing the skin is believed to have started by the Egyptians back in the 1500 BCE where they’ve used sandpaper to improve the appearance of their skin, particularly the scars.

Nowadays, the device used for microdermabrasion comes with an exfoliating material such as diamond flakes or crystals and a machine-based suction. It may also use a special technique wherein fine particles of sodium bicarbonate and aluminum oxide are sprayed with a vacuum to create an abrasive surface. Despite the roughness, it doesn’t provide much discomfort, unlike other facial treatments. Microdermabrasion is also safe almost all skin types and colors.

How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?

Compared to other dermatological treatment, microdermabrasion is cheaper. It may cost $75 up to $200 per session. If you want to know more about our rates and services, you may call our hotline or book an appointment on our website now.

How Does Microdermabrasion Feel?

Microdermabrasion is both gentle and rough but not painful. In fact, most clients find it comfortable and relaxing. It can be compared to a mild scratching; however, the sensation felt can vary depending on the area where the vacuum glides. For instance, if it’s on the cheek or nose, where it’s a little fleshier, the suction can be more apparent.

Nonetheless, it is very fast and you can even squeeze it in between lunch breaks. There’s no downtime after the microderambrasion treatment and you can walk back to your office confidently without worrying about a bloody face or peeling.

What Do You Need To Do Before Having Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is just a semi-invasive procedure and there’s no need to do a lot of things as part of the preparation for the treatment. All you need to do are the basics, such as consulting your doctor and limiting sun exposure.

At Houston Acne Specialist, we want to make sure that the treatment is the best one for your skin; therefore, it’s important that we conduct a microdermabrasion consultation first. This will allow us to determine whether microdermabrasion is the best fit for your skin type and condition. We need to know any medical histories and past surgeries and cosmetic procedures for safety reasons. To know more details about microdermabrasion, you may call us or book an appointment on our website.

A week before the microdermabrasion treatment, we advise that you limit your exposure to the sun and stop using tanning creams and waxing. We also advise stopping using exfoliating masks and creams for at least three days before the treatment.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-chemical facial treatment that is normally done by a certified skincare professional which may or maybe not supervised by a healthcare provider. While there are DIY microdermabrasion tools you can use at home, it’s still best to leave it to the experts to avoid irritation or other risks.

The process may provide a slight discomfort but will not require any anesthesia or any numbing cream before the procedure.

Now comes the treatment…

During microdermabrasion, you may be asked to sit in a reclining chair or on a facial bed. A licensed aesthetician will gently spray crystal particles on the outer layer of your skin using a handheld device. This will sand away the skin to reveal a smoother, younger, new skin. Once the session ends, the skin will be moisturized and protected using a moisturizer and a sunscreen.

Side Effects Of Microdermabrasion

Like other facial treatments, microdermabrasion also comes with several side effects that you should take note off especially since it is “sanding off the skin”. Some of this includes swelling, mild tenderness, and revealing. The good thing is that it only lasts for about a few minutes or hours. Bruising and minor flaking may also occur due to the suction process that takes place during the treatment.

To reduce the flakiness of the skin, be sure to use a moisturizer.

What Should You Expect After Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective facial treatments that removes fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also one of the few treatments that have little to no downtime. It won’t require you to stay at home for a couple of days or weeks due to peeling or swelling and you can go back to your normal routine immediately.

When it comes to your skincare products, it’s best to stop applying topical acne medications for one day. It’s also important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the sun, therefore, a moisturizer and a sunscreen are a must-have!

After the microdermabrasion procedure, you can expect visible changes immediately but like other treatments, a number of sessions are required. Now, this will depend on the severity of your skin condition and your expectations. If you want optimal results, you have to keep up with your microdermabrasion appointments along with a good skincare routine. It can help your skin cells with complexion, skin tightening, and skin rejuvenation and it can also be combined with a chemical peel like a pumpkin peel.

To know more about the best microdermabrasion and if it’s the best for your skin type and concern, please drop us a call or book an appointment on our website now!