Prepare Your Skin for Microdermabrasion

We`ve all heard of microdermabrasion; nowadays it became a fairly common skin procedure for correcting imperfections on one`s skin. Due to the fact it is so widespread and present in the modern world of skincare, people are well informed and usually have a pretty good idea of what goes on during the actual procedure and what to expect of it.

Still, there are those who are just getting familiar withmicrodermabrasion and are afraid it can harm their skin. The main goal of this article is to help you better understand yourself and your skin, find out what can you do to prepare for this procedure and how to tend to your skin after the treatment is done.


I love the good old phrase “Better safe than sorry,” and we can apply it here today. Just think about it, would you rather deal with problems later or eliminate the possibility of problems even occurring?

We all know the answer to this question, which is why I am going to give you a few tips on how to prepare yourself and your skin for the microdermabrasion procedure.

Informing Yourself

Getting as much information as possible will always benefit you greatly, which is why I always advice people to talk to their doctor first. You need to let them know that you are planning on undergoing this treatment so he/she can advise you on what medication you should stop using prior and after the treatment.

Stop Using Skin Care Products

It is a good idea to stop using all skin care products 5-7 days prior your microdermabrasion treatment. The treatment itself will make your skin sensitive and excessive use of skin care products can only make things worse.

Smoking and Drinking

Even though I failed to come across any definite study linking smoking and alcohol use to the reduced effectiveness of the treatment, it is advices to stop with these bad habits at least one week prior and after the treatment.
It is best if you think of microdermabrasion process as a way to cleanse your organism on the inside as well as the outside. The treatment willcleanse your skin and you can cleanse your body at the same time during these couple weeks. Just try it out, I`m sure you will enjoy it.


Even though this procedure is not aggressive in its nature, there are some microscopically changes taking place within the skin, making it more sensitive and sore.
Those changes usually don’t last very long, up to 2 days, but they can be unpleasant. This is why you need to become aware of them, expect them and be prepared so you can react properly.
The very first change is soreness and/or redness of the skin; it usually feels like a mild sunburn. Once again, this is completely normal and you can deal with it simply by rinsing your face with cold water, applying a cloth soaked in cold water or even by running an ice cube over your face.
Do whatever you can to help your skin recover and make yourself more comfortable.
In the previous paragraphs I`ve advised you not to use any skin care products prior to the microdermabrasion procedure, and you should follow this advice until the procedure is done. After the procedure you can start using skin care products but you must be very careful about which products you intend to use.
You must pick only unscented facial moisturizers and mild creams which will not irritate and damage your skin any further.
This hyper-sensitivity of your skin shouldn’t last longer than two days and if you continue to experience it talk to your dermatologist, he/she will access your state properly and see where you should go from there.