Before The Treatment
It’s important to prepare your skin weeks before treatment. If your skin is sensitive or if you have a skin condition like rosacea, make sure you do a patch test before going through the procedure. And no matter what your skin type is, always remember that it’s not advisable to do microdermabrasion too often. Experts also suggest that you wait until your acne is inactive before going for treatment. If you go through the procedure with your pimples still fresh, the experience may be very painful and risky for you, as the tool used may cause your pimples to burst open and attract bacteria. If you are following a skincare regimen, stick to it, but make sure you avoid alcohol-based cleansers and astringents as they can dry the skin.
During the Treatment
Your dermatologist will remove any form of makeup you are wearing before starting the procedure, but it is best if you can go to your appointment without any makeup on to help your skin breathe. It’s also important to take note that a variety of purifiers will be applied to your skin to prepare it for the procedure. Ask your doctor what products will be applied to your skin, especially if you have known skin sensitivities. The procedure may involve some pain, depending on your skin type, so don’t be afraid to speak up if you feel pain that’s intolerable.
After the Treatment
Your main concern after the treatment would be avoiding activities that may expose your skin to too much dust and dirt. Right after the treatment, your face will be very susceptible to tiny particles present in the air so you wouldn’t want to expose yourself outside too much. It’s also important not to apply anything on your face like makeup, creams, or even acne medicine, except for whatever your doctor will give you. The redness on your skin will reduce after a week and that’s the time you will start seeing results. It takes up to four sessions, though, to get significant results so you will have to prepare your skin again for a second, third, and fourth appointment.