How To Care For Your Skin After Microdermabrasion

How To Care For Your Skin After Microdermabrasion

Do you have dry skin, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines? If you want to reduce these issues and make your skin less dull, microdermabrasion can help. This treatment offers many benefits and is a fast, gentle, and non-invasive way to revitalize the skin. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin to create a rejuvenated, fresh look. Using a Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion technique, microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells, oils, and other build-ups on the skin. This treatment requires  no downtime and reveals new, healthier skin cells that make the complexion look younger and brighter. After a microdermabrasion treatment, there are some precautions you need to take to ensure the best results and to keep your skin radiant for longer.

Post-Microdermabrasion Care

Gently Wash Your Face
After you get home from your microdermabrasion treatment, you may want to wash your face to remove any remaining dead skin cells. Use a wet cloth and a rehydrating toner instead of a full face routine. You don’t want to use any products that will irritate your skin or clog pores and if you use a cleanser, make sure it is gentle. It is also recommended to avoid any heavily scented products on the treatment area.

Stop Exfoliation
Microdermabrasion is essentially an intense form of exfoliation, as it takes off all of the dead skin from the treatment area, nulifying the need to exfoliate for 7 to 10 days after treatment. Because microdermabrasion removes the topmost layer of the skin, exfoliating will irritate the fresh, new skin that is revealed after treatment. Do not use any retinols, microbeads, or enzymes, as these can all irritate the skin.

Do Not Pick Your Skin
Some areas of dry skin may appear after microdermabrasion, but do not pick, scratch, or scrub the dead skin away. This can irritate the skin and pulling off dead skin can even lead to infection. Peeling any dry skin can also cause hyperpigmentation and redness. Instead, use a scent-free facial moisturizer.

Moisturize Inside And Out
Staying hydrated both internally and externally will help keep your skin radiant. Using moisturizer frequently will help reduce any dry skin caused by microdermabrasion. A daily moisturizer also helps your skin stay hydrated and supple for the long term. Drinking plenty of water will also help keep your skin look young both now and in the future. Drinking water is a vital part of minimizing dry skin.

Wear Sunscreen
While it’s always important to wear sunscreen every day, it is even more crucial after microdermabrasion. This treatment will temporarily increase photosensitivity and your skin will need extra protection from UV rays. It’s best to stay out of direct sunlight 48 hours after treatment, and to avoid wearing sunscreen for 24 hours after treatment so as not to clog your pores. After these first 24 hours, you should wear sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF 30 on your face everyday regardless of the weather, as UV rays can cause signs of early aging as well as skin cancer.

Don’t Wax The Treatment Area
Your skin may be very sensitive and waxing can become more painful than usual, but it may also affect the results of the microdermabrasion treatment. You should also avoid harsh chemicals and any fake tanner, as these can irritate the skin or lead to hyperpigmentation.


Microdermabrasion in Edmonton

It’s important to care for your skin after microdermabrasion so that you can get the best results possible. This non-invasive, quick treatment can help give your skin the pick-me-up it needs. If you are interested in removing impurities from your skin and putting your best face forward, schedule a microdermabrasion treatment with the skin care professionals at Glo Skin And Medspa in Edmonton. Our highly experienced skin care specialists will help you feel revitalized and give your skin a beautiful glow. To book your appointment, call Glo Skin And Medspa in Edmonton at 1-780-481-9772 or fill out the online contact form and get happier, healthier skin today.



Q: Can microdermabrasion help with my acne?
A: Yes, microdermabrasion can help reduce acne and this treatment can be beneficial for the reduction of the appearance of acne scars. Learn more by reading 4 Great Benefits of Opting for a Microdermabrasion Acne Treatment.

Q: Is microdermabrasion used only on the face?
A: While the face is a very popular area for microdermabrasion, this treatment can also be used on the chest, neck, and back. Speak to a Glo Skin And Medspa skin specialist if you have another area of concern you would like to address. 

Q: Is microdermabrasion safe?
A: Yes, microdermabrasion is completely safe. Before you receive treatment, a Glo Skin And Medspa skin care specialist will assess your skin and discuss any concerns you may have to help achieve the best results while putting your mind at ease.


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