How long is the microdermabrasion recovery period?
I am thinking that microdermabrasion would be a good way for me to even out some dark spots that I have on my face. I have read that a bunch of treatments are needed spaced out by a few weeks. Is there a long recovery period between the sessions or does your face heal pretty quick?
I've started to develop some dark age spots on my face. So, I decided to schedule a microdermabrasion treatment. During my initial consultation, I asked a lot of questions about the cosmetic procedure. I wanted to know if I needed to take time off from work to have this procedure done. As it turns out, I wouldn't need to take any days off of work. This non-invasive treatment could be scheduled during my lunch break and wouldn't require any recovery time. Considering how fantastic the results of this treatment are, it's shocking that I could return to my normal schedule immediately following the procedure. I just didn't wear makeup for a day to let my slightly pink skin return to normal.
I started getting treatments for the same problem – dark spots from sun damage – but I never really had any side effects. After a few minutes, any redness died down and people couldn’t even tell that I’d slipped out to the spa during my lunch break. Once you get rid of any problem spots, Depending on your skin type, I think you’re supposed to let your skin recover for about 30 days before you go for another microdermabrasion session. But that recovery period isn’t because you have any visible damage to the skin – it’s just to let the skin regenerate. Microdermabrasion can also help with skin conditions like hyperpigmentation and can help with any noticeable scarring you have on your face.
My face is usually sensitive for a few days after I have a microdermabrasion treatment, but it's nothing too severe as long as I don't irritate my skin. I just make sure to have moisturizing lotion available at all times and apply it regularly to prevent dry skin. It's also important not to get any sunburn, so either avoid the sun for a few days or make sure to apply and reapply sunscreen. After a couple of my first sessions, my face was sorer than usual, and I realized I had been using a harsher soap. Even at its worst, though, the pain is nothing an aspirin can't fix.