Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin treatment which buffs away the outermost layer of the skin. After a few sessions, the new skin layer usually appears smoother and younger-looking.
Multiple treatment sessions are usually needed to improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and minor acne scarring. As microdermabrasion only acts on the outermost skin layer, it is not as effective as aggressive therapies – such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing – for deeper wrinkles and scars.
However, microdermabrasion has the advantages of:
- being considered relatively painless
- having minimal risks (if performed properly)
- not needing any time off for recovery