Microdermabrasion by Bella Medspa Philadelphia


Appointments available at our offices in Philadelphia on Rittenhouse Square, Newtown (Bucks County)Chester SpringsHarrisburg and Lancaster, PA.

Exfoliate the skin’s tired outer layers with microdermabrasion to reveal a clean, smooth, glowing appearance. This process brings forth the epidermal layers that define a healthy, vibrant skin tone.

Microdermabrasion is a simple, accessible, and powerful means of illuminating the skin with its own inner beauty, used for over 20 years in North America and Europe

What Makes a Good Microdermabrasion Candidate?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin procedure that exfoliates the skin, revealing your natural healthy glow. Good candidates for the treatment have visible signs of skin damage that can be treated by gently removing the damaged cells.

The skin resurfacing procedure is an excellent treatment option for those with dull complexions or uneven skin tone and texture. It can also remedy sun damage, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation. In addition, the procedure can address melasma, or the condition that causes brown patches to develop across the face due to hormonal changes or sun exposure.

Generally, any adult in good health without a serious skin condition is a good candidate for microdermabrasion. It is a viable option regardless of your skin tone or texture. The procedure uses a delicate tool to exfoliate and remove dead cells, thereby allowing new skin to emerge and erasing the signs of damage.

Who Shouldn’t Get Microdermabrasion Done?

Those with moles or skin growths that are developing or bleeding should not have microdermabrasion. These areas could be precancerous and require evaluation by a dermatologist.

You are not a good candidate for microdermabrasion if you experience severe acne or use isotretinoin. Using the medication within six months of a skin resurfacing procedure significantly raises your risk of adverse side effects and complications like scarring. You will need to discontinue these treatments before having microdermabrasion done.

It is essential to be forthcoming with your provider during the consultation to ensure your safety.

Microdermabrasion Benefits

Treatments are performed using a DiamondTome wand which removes the upper most layer of skin by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips. No loose abrasives are used to contaminate you or the environment.

You may have heard of microdermabrasion using crystals that sand blast the face leaving skin red and sore. Diamond microdermabrasion peels away dead skin and reduces wrinkles, acne scars, and brown spots.

The end result is healthier looking skin. Blotchy skin is minimized, brown spots and fine lines are reduced.

DiamondTome microdermabrasion is the answer to effectively reducing hair on the chest, face, neck, hands, and arms.

Typically, microdermabrasion is performed with 5 to 8 treatments. However, many people see noticeable improvement after just one treatment.

Side Effects of Microdermabrasion

All procedures involve some side effects. Their likelihood and extent depend on your skin, the nature and severity of the skin changes, and the size of the target area. The most common side effects of microdermabrasion are tenderness, swelling, and redness. These effects usually subside within twenty-four hours of the treatment.

Some clients develop sensitivity to light and may experience stinging sensations.

How to Prepare for Microdermabrasion Treatment

The first step to preparing for your appointment is being open and honest about your skin goals and medical history during your consultation. This conversation will ensure you have realistic expectations and that the provider has ruled out possible contraindications.

Complying with all pre-treatment instructions is critical to ensuring a successful procedure and minimizing the odds of unwanted side effects. Your provider may advise you to suspend topical acne treatments or products that increase skin sensitivity. Certain medications can also increase your risk of scarring from the procedure.

Minimizing sun exposure and abstaining from tanning creams for one week before your microdermabrasion appointment is necessary. The area should not be waxed within one week of the microdermabrasion session. Exfoliating creams and masks should be suspended at least three days before the procedure.

Thoroughly cleansing your skin and removing your makeup before your procedure is necessary to maximize the effectiveness and safety of the treatment.

What to Expect After Microdermabrasion

The microdermabrasion procedure uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and remove the top layer of skin. The facial treatment takes about 30 minutes. It is so gentle that it does not require anesthetic of any kind. You can go home and resume your day immediately after the appointment.

Your provider will advise you to avoid sun exposure and skin irritants in the days following treatment. Sunscreen is essential for several weeks. Topical acne treatments should be stopped for at least a day. Be sure to discuss your skincare routine with the provider before the procedure. Gentle skin cleansers are preferable for the first few days after the treatment.

The new cells that emerge will help restore a youthful glow and erase signs of skin damage. Dry and flaking skin is possible as you shed the outer layer. Applying moisturizer will facilitate recovery by soothing and hydrating the skin. In most cases, the skin fully recovers within one week of the treatment.

You can then assess your results and follow up with your provider to determine if additional microdermabrasion sessions are necessary to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

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