What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic procedure in sessions that isminimally invasive and is used with the aim of rejuvenating the skin and keeping it smooth and softfrom the elimination of dead cells, which allows the pores to remain free and clean which influences a better oxygenation.

Note: It is asuperficial exfoliationthat adapts even for sensitive skin. Its application process is done using an instrument that absorbs dead cells and is painless.

What is microdermabrasion for?

Microdermabrasion has certain applications in the aesthetic area, even apart from those previously mentioned. Next, we will mention and briefly explain what are those uses that are conferred on this aesthetic procedure.

Removal of skin blemishes

It happens that the spots are produced by accumulation of pigments in specific areas, which are what cause the skin to look with various shades. Microdermabrasion acts on them to decrease and even eliminate them.

To highlight: It is through cell renewal , which encompasses the principle of the microdermabrasion technique, which allows the reduction of hyperpigmentation or the leveling of depigmentation. (1)

Acne scar removal

In the scars produced by acne, surgeries or injuries, an immediate improvement is seen. The severity of the scars influences the number of repetitions that the treatment must be applied and the side effects that can be reflected. Above all, if the subsequent care that must be applied to the skin is not fully complied with.

Reduction of wrinkles and expression lines

For the improvement of light wrinkles and expression lines, microdermabrasion has an application principle that focuses on increasing collagen production in the areas, due precisely to cell renewal.

Note: Not only then does it eliminate that layer of skin that was responsible for hyperpigmentation, depigmentation, scars and marks, but it also stimulates the production of collagen which benefits the health and visibility of the skin in many aspects. (two)

Decreased pore size

Pores by nature have a characteristic size,influenced by external agents and different skin types. Hygiene and inflammation of the skin are elements that influence their obstruction.

The application of microabrasion treatments seeks to improve circulation and reduce these previously mentioned conditions.

stretch mark reduction

The application of these treatments in conjunction with chemical peels produces a reduction in their visibilitytag. It is even considered a previous treatment to give way to obtaining better results.

Note: Microdermabrasion treatment is highly recommended for application on scars and stretch marks.

Improvement of oily skin

It stimulates fat cells, but at the same time reduces accumulated blackheads and dead skin , which is why it becomes an advantage because oily skin is more prone to the production and conservation of these previously mentioned elements.

Contraindications of microdermabrasion

Even though microdermabrasion is an aesthetic treatment that is not invasive, it produces certain adverse effects that become contraindications for certain individuals.

People with very sensitive skin

It happens that although microdermabrasion is adapted to different skin types, if it is applied to very sensitive skin types , the condition being treated may be worsened or complicated. Especially because of the exposure that is applied to external agents and the extensions that cannot be controlled.

Acne in high grades

There are Cutaneous effects in acne that are highly serious or complicating, since being severe, the skin presents characteristics of sensitivity and difficulty when applying this type of specific treatment.

Allergy to crystals

Tests are usually performedon the forearms, to rule out the possibility of allergies tothe crystals of the heads, but being positive, this exfoliation technique should not be applied due to the complications it may present. (3)

Microdermabrasion Side Effects

The application of this treatmenthas with it certain side effects, which occur in patients. They aretemporary and zero invasive, but they will be mentioned and described below to take them into consideration if necessary.

Slight tingling

The exfoliation and the mechanism that is applied for this aesthetic treatment, leads to theproduction of a tingling sensation that disappears with the passage of time. Perhaps even scales or crusts may appear on the treated skin, which leads to the healing and recovery of the applied therapy.

Important: It should not hurt and is always characteristically described with a sensation of slight tingling afterwards. (4)


The rednessis due to constant contact during the application of the treatment. It is important to note that the prolonged presence of pain, swelling or burning is a sufficient requirement formedical attention.

Important: Redness should only appear in the area where microdermabrasion has been applied.


The bruisesare due to the suction applied in the treatment, but they will not last too long on the skin. In sensitive skin, the level of the same must be taken care of to avoid adverse effects or unnecessary abuse in the patient.

Key Conclusions

  • Microdermabrasion are Aesthetic treatmentsThat, depending on the orientation and objective, are applied in different sessions but immediate results are seen.
  • Microdermabrasion are treatments that adapt to different skin types , especially for the care of the most sensitive.
  • They are applied with a small instrument that consists of crystals for the application of exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells.
  • They present Skin Rednessand in many cases bruises, but the same for short periods of time. It is important thatthere is no pain when applying the aesthetic treatment.
  • They are treatments that are also usually complemented with the application of others,such as peeling, thanks to the fact that they allow the emphasis of their effectiveness. Their aggressiveness will always depend on the skin type.

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