Everything You Need to Know About Microdermabrasion

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Nowadays, people are very conscious about how they look as a lot of emphases is placed on physical beauty. That’s why the skincare industry is constantly evolving, with newer techniques and products being regularly introduced in the market.

According to Dr. Swetha, a prominent dermatologist in Indiranagar, Bangalore, people are very open to trying out newer procedures and treatments that improve their skin’s texture and tone and make them look younger.

One such popular treatment is microdermabrasion. This advanced treatment can address a number of skin concerns and make your skin look healthy and glowing.

To find out if microdermabrasion is the right treatment for your skin issues, you can visit Dr. Swetha’s Cosmoderm Centre, a world-class skin clinic in Indiranagar, Bangalore.

If it’s the first time you have heard about microdermabrasion, you must have many queries about it.

This article provides information about what to expect during your microdermabrasion treatment.

Let’s begin with the types of microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that should only be done by a dermatologist, who will evaluate your skin issues and decide whether it is the proper treatment for you.

There are two types of microdermabrasion procedures that properly exfoliate your skin:

Crystal microdermabrasion – In this procedure, the device simultaneously releases microfine crystals that work as a high-powered scrub and vacuums up the exfoliated skin particles and crystals.

Diamond microdermabrasion – It is a newer procedure that is crystal-free. Here, a device with a diamond-encrusted tip is used to exfoliate the skin, and the debris is vacuumed away through the same device.

A single treatment shows visible results making the skin smooth and radiant. Regular treatments can address issues such as acne scars, fine wrinkles, enlarged pores, and stretch marks, thereby improving your skin texture and tone.

Dr. Swetha, one of the best skin specialist in Indiranagar, Bangalore, is an expert in this procedure and will help you attain your desired results.

What is the cost of microdermabrasion?

The cost of microdermabrasion varies from clinic to clinic. It depends on many factors, such as

  • The experience and expertise of the doctor.
  • The location of the clinic.
  • The type of microdermabrasion you opt for.
  • The number of sessions

Usually, the clinic charges per session of treatment, but if you require a series of treatments, you can inquire about the package cost.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion, a safe and effective treatment, offers several benefits, such as:

  • Reduces dullness, wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Removes blackheads and minimizes the size of enlarged pores.
  • Reduces uneven pigmentation and improves skin tone.
  • Addresses the issue of acne and acne scars.
  • Reduces stretch marks.
  • It improves blood circulation and stimulates collagen production.
  • It helps in better absorption of beauty products.

What are the risks of microdermabrasion?

This is a safe procedure with a few temporary side effects, such as:

  • Stinging or burning sensation
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness of the skin
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight

Using sun protection after the procedure helps reduce the risk of side effects and improves the results.

Dr. Swetha, a highly experienced dermatologist in Indiranagar, Bangalore, does not advice people who scar easily to undergo microdermabrasion.

What’s the duration of the treatment?

The actual microdermabrasion treatment time is about 15 to 30 minutes, but be prepared to spend around 60 to 90 minutes in the clinic.

Before the treatment, the staff will prep your skin by thoroughly cleansing it. Even after the procedure, they will cleanse your skin and apply moisturizer and sunscreen before you are good to go.

Some clinics have a facial treatment, included with microdermabrasion. So, there will be an additional facial mask and massage also included. This will increase your time by another 60 to 90 minutes.

How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions you need will depend on your requirement. Some people need a single treatment to make their skin feel soft, smooth, and radiant.

Some are looking to address their skin issues. In such cases, the dermatologist will examine your skin problem and accordingly ask you to undergo a series of treatments scheduled at an interval of 7 to 14 days.

What to expect after the treatment?

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Immediately after the treatment, expect your skin to be slightly pink, tender, and bruised. It will subside within a few hours. As it is a non-invasive procedure, there are few side effects.

The treatment has no downtime, and you can resume your regular activity immediately after the treatment. However, avoid undergoing acne treatment and using medicated cleansers and toners for a day, as they may sting or burn if applied right away.

You can use moisturizers, makeup, and non-medicated cleanser after your microdermabrasion treatment. Be sure to apply sunscreen as your skin will be more prone to sun damage after treatment.


Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure that helps improve your skin appearance by exfoliating the outer layer of your skin. To know more about the treatment, you can book an appointment at Dr. Swetha’s Cosmoderm Centre, a trusted skin clinic in Indiranagar, Bangalore.