Scottsdale Microdermabrasion 

A Guide To Microderm

Each and every day your skin has to face the effects of the sun. Time takes its toll and wrinkles, pigment change and dryness start to occur. The process of ageing causes that youthful top layer of skin to lose its resilient properties and transform into unwelcome wrinkles.


Microdermabrasion describes the process of performing a mechanical exfoliation of the skin. It involves the removal of the outer layer of epidermis, allowing young and radiant skin to take centre stage. The procedure usually takes between 30 and 40 minutes and doesn’t cause any pain.


Microdermabrasion can be an ideal choice for people who suffer from wrinkles, acne, blackheads or uneven pigment. It will work to quickly get rid of the problem and leave you with skin that is healthy and radiant. The complexion will also take on a more youthful appearance as microderm encourages the production of collagen.

What You Need To Know Before Going For Dermabrasion Or Microdermabrasion

The first step will be a consultation with the professional who will undertake the procedure.

A dermabrasion consultation will include talking about what you hope to achieve, the benefits and risks, as well as the method of anaesthetic which you would prefer. The professional will also advise you on steps to take before and after treatment, this may include having photos taken before and after the procedure to show the difference.

A microdermabrasion consultation is very similar, however since the procedure is a more simple one, there will be minimal discussion of anaesthetic methods.

The skin is sprayed with very small crystals which work to gently strip the skin’s outer layer. Since this is a more gentle procedure than dermabrasion, there is no need to numb the skin. In simple terms, it is a thorough exfoliation and rejuvenation process which results in the skin being softer and more radiant.

For a few days following a dermabrasion process you will have skin that feels significantly brush-burned. If you have discomfort as a result of this, the doctor can give you a prescription to ease the symptoms. Normally within 10 days the healing has completed.

The new skin will at first be pink, but will develop into your normal skin tone. Usually it takes around 6 to 8 weeks for the pink tones to fade. Once the skin is healed you will be able to use make-up.

In most cases, normal every day life can be resumed within 7 to 14 days following dermabrasion. Once the pink colour has faded, you should continue to avoid sunlight for another couple of weeks. When you are outside, wear a hat with a wide brim and use a sun protection of at least 30SPF.