Microdermabrasion treatments are a quick and painless way to exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal smooth, more youthful looking skin underneath the surface. Keep in mind that the fresh skin is going to be extra-sensitive for a short period of time, 24 to 48 hours, following your treatments. By implementing a proper skin care routine after your microdermabrasion treatment, you can help minimize any side effects. Here are some tips for how to treat your skin after your microdermabrasion treatment:
Don’t Panic About the Redness
By definition, microdermabrasion is technically an invasive treatment as it removes a layer of dead skin. As a result, your face will turn red along the treated areas. This is normal and is not a sign of something having gone wrong or an indicator of permanent damage. The redness will go away after a few hours.
Keep Your Hands Away
You may want to touch, scratch or pick at the newly exposed skin—whether because it itches or you want to feel the smooth surface that’s been revealed—resist this urge as much as possible! The new skin is going to be highly sensitive for the next few days as it adjusts to suddenly being exposed. If you must touch your face, do so by gently pressing a damp cloth against it.
Cleanse and Moisturize
An important part of your skin care routine after your microdermabrasion treatment is to cleanse your face with a wet cloth as soon as possible. This helps rehydrate the skin and remove any residue or dead skin cells left behind by the treatment. Remember to gently apply the cloth to your skin, as it is still sensitive. Once your skin has dried from this wash, apply a moisturizer to help avoid excessive peeling. Continue to do so each day over the next week.
Avoid the Sun
Since your new skin is going to be extra sensitive to sunlight—damaging UV rays can delay your recovery. For the week following your microdermabrasion treatment, avoid going out into the sun, if at all possible. If you need to, remember to apply sunscreen, even if the weather is overcast. While failing to do so will not cause any major damage, the UV irritation will slow your skin’s recovery as it is more vulnerable to sunburns during this period.
Receive Microdermabrasion Treatment from Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
At Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, our expert skin care specialists and estheticians will work with you to devise the best aftercare treatment following your microdermabrasion. We want you to have a fast recovery so you can enjoy your new skin. Contact us for more information about our microdermabrasion treatments and other anti-aging and acne treatments. Prospective clients are welcome to come in for a free assessment and to look around our Toronto clinic.