The Results of Microdermabrasion: How Long Do They Last?

Your skin changes as you age by getting thinner, losing elasticity, and becoming drier. Fortunately, there are multiple aesthetic procedures to choose from that can delay the signs of aging. One of these is microdermabrasion, a non-surgical treatment that uses a minimally abrasive device to scrub your skin and gently buff the damaged top layer. As it reveals a healthier, glowing complexion, it stimulates collagen production and restores firmness. 

After a series of treatments, you get to enjoy reduced wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, discoloration, age or sun spots, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and superficial scarring. But like other treatments, the effects of microdermabrasion do not last forever. Maintenance is required to get your desired long-lasting results. Learn more about its benefits and how to prolong them through this guide.

How Long Do the Effects of Microdermabrasion Last?

The effects last for several weeks and can be maintained with regular appointments. Here is the results timeline for your reference:

Immediate effects

Within 24 hours, you will start to see some changes in your skin after the first session. Your skin will look and feel more youthful. The renewed skin gets more visible as your skin recovers from the therapy.

After weeks

Your skin tone and texture will change over the next few weeks after the treatment due to the skin cells triggered to produce more collagen. To enjoy rejuvenation and maintain the results, get regular treatments every week for 6-12 weeks after the first session.

After months

Everyone’s skin is different. Some will start to see a noticeable decline in the treatment effects after 30 days because the skin renews on this particular cycle, while others may enjoy microdermabrasion results longer than a month. But to be sure to keep the effects fresh, book maintenance sessions at least once a month.

How Do I Prolong the Results?

Moisturize

As you age, your skin naturally decreases hyaluronic acid production, which is a substance that helps absorb moisture. This decline in production, along with air pollutants, weather conditions, and other factors, can make your skin dry. Because of this, make sure to moisturize your skin every day.

Stay hydrated

Water is an essential nutrient that helps regulate body processes, so replenish it. It aids in promoting a plump, blemish-free complexion. You can also consume fruits and vegetables with high water content and other healthy vitamins. 

Protect your skin from the sun

Excessive exposure to direct sunlight can be extremely harmful to your skin. It also contributes to age spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Avoid sunlight-related skin conditions, especially after microdermabrasion, by applying sunscreen every day and wearing sunglasses and a hat on sunny days.

Quit smoking

Smoking does cause not only major critical health conditions but also skin problems. It can result in aging at a faster rate and having small wrinkles formed around your mouth. If you smoke, quit this bad habit as soon as possible.

Conclusion

Microdermabrasion offers benefits that let your skin look younger and refreshed and make you feel at your best. But since its results are only short-term, follow the suggestions listed above to prolong the results. Don’t forget to schedule maintenance appointments so you can enjoy loving what you see in the mirror for a very long time.

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