Overview

In the quest for youthful, vibrant skin, men and women share a common desire: to look their best, regardless of age. Traditional options, ranging from chemical peels to laser resurfacing to dermabrasion, may not be the right therapy to address your specific concerns. Microdermabrasion was developed as an alternative to these more invasive procedures.

Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that offers safe and controlled removal of the outer, dead layers of the skin. The remaining skin is more smooth, fresh and rejuvenated. This procedure utilizes medical grade microcrystals that are propelled at a high speed against the surface of the skin. Debris and used crystals are simultaneously vacuumed into a sealed waste container and disposed of. This technique is also called as the "lunchtime peel" because there is no downtime associated with these treatments. Afterwards, you may safely apply makeup and continue with your normal daily activities.

Microdermabrasion is performed in approximately 30 to 45 minutes and is a very comfortable treatment. It may stand alone as a treatment method, or it may be used to complement your home care regimen of skin care products.

Some of the uses of microdermabrasion are listed below:

  • To improve skin tone, making it softer and more smooth with a healthy glow
  • To provide a more even skin color for patients with altered pigmentation
  • To diminish large, unsightly pores or acne scars
  • To reduce the appearance of stretch marks
  • To reduce the frequency and severity of acne breakouts
  • To reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a younger appearance

FAQ's

  • How does Microdermabrasion work? In addition to removing the outer, dead layers of the skin through the mechanical action of the microcrystals, the application of microdermabrasion actually stimulates blood flow to the surface of the skin. This enhances the oxygenation of the skin, increasing cell renewal and regrowth of collagen (the structural proteins giving skin its strength). The massaging action of the treatment creates a mild flushing and cleansing effect below the surface of the skin, resulting in a vibrant, healthy appearance and complexion.
  • Am I a candidate for Microdermabrasion? The most ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are those people who are very active and don't want to take the longer recovery time needed for laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or dermabrasion. Other ideal candidates are those who are sensitive to the chemicals involved in other treatment methods, or those who are not responding well to acne medications.
  • How do I prepare for a treatment? When you arrive for your microdermabrasion treatment, you will be asked to remove your makeup because this prevents the even application of the microcrystals.
  • What should I expect during my treatment? The microdermabrasion treatment is performed in our treatment room, requires no anesthesia, and allows you to return to your normal daily activities immediately following the treatment.
  • What should I expect after my treatment?

    Results are noticeable after the first treatment. Your skin will appear light pink with a soft texture. More aggressive treatments may cause the pinkness to persist for the remainder of the day of treatment. However, it is safe to reapply your makeup and/or facial moisturizer following the procedure.

    You should wear a sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure of the treated area for the first 24 hours following a treatment, because the treated area is initially more sensitive to the effects of ultraviolet radiation. Otherwise, your normal daily activities may be resumed immediately.
  • May I have multiple treatments?

    Dr. Chaudhari will make a recommendation to you regarding the number of treatments that may be necessary to achieve the results you have in mind. Treatments are usually performed in a series of six, with the first three treatments being performed at weekly intervals followed by the remaining three treatments spaced two weeks apart.

    Following this initial series, you may choose to have maintenance treatments every four to six weeks.
  • May I have Microdermabrasion if I am using skin care products, retinol products, or having superficial peels performed? Yes. In fact, microdermabrasion is an excellent complementary treatment for most skin care regimens. Dr. Chaudhari often alternates superficial peels with microdermabrasion to achieve the maximum benefit for his skin care patients.
  • How much does Microdermabrasion cost? Treatment prices vary depending on the area(s) to be treated, but they are comparable to the price of a facial and are much more healthy for your skin. Facial microdermabrasion costs Rs.800 per individual treatment.