In the middle of dominant past invasive procedures like liposuction and face lifts, the non-invasive microdermabrasion plays a vital role in face rejuvenation.

The success of tissue remodeling has led practitioners to explore the new in the older technique for face rejuvenation called the microdermabrasion…

So what is this term ‘microdermabrasion’? How often can it be done on the human skin? And how effective will it be? Are your areas of doubt…


Before entering into the base of microdermabrasion,it is very interesting to know the history behind microdermabrasion. In ancient Egyptian period people used sand paper like material to ablate the skin. Later this technique is modified with the growing civilization.

The concept of chemical peeling and dermabrasion began in the 20th century and microdermabrasion was developed in Italy in 1985.

Microdermabrasion is the mechanical way to make the damaged skin to exfoliate and to rejuvenate the skin texture. It is also called as ‘skin polishing’.

Aged and damaged skin surface is characterized by pigmentations and rhytids [wrinkles]. Microdermabrasion is an in-clinic procedure of polishing the skin by resurfacing the superficial layer. This is achieved by rubbing the skin with a wand impregnated with diamond crystals. By doing so, the dead skin shatters leaving behind the underlying healthy skin which needs proper care.

The advantage of this technique is its low risk of complication and rapid recovery when compared to the traditional skin resurfacing modalities. No topical anesthesia is needed and the procedure can be repeated in short intervals. However deep wrinkles and scars cannot be benefited by this process.

The boon to working class people is about the fast and effective treatment though being a lunch time procedure and does not interrupt the patient’s routine.

With careful evaluation of the damage to skin and its changes in texture, microdermabrasion can be done.

After putting the patient in a comfortable position, the area to be treated is cleansed thoroughly to remove the dirt and makeups. The physician steadily moves the tool over the target area, applying even and steady pressure to remove the stratum corneum without affecting the lower skin layers. A standard session usually consists of one to three passes with the tool. The procedure may take 15-30 minutes. More pressure can be applied till pinpoint bleeding is achieved.Typically, the skin surface is treated a minimum of 5 to 6times spaced 10 to 15 days apart. This is then followed by subsequent maintenance sessions.