14 Things to Ask Before your Next Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a skin procedure that involves exfoliating and removing the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. This helps to rejuvenate skin and give it that glow you’ve always wanted.

But even if this is the most popular choices for skin care, not a lot of people know a lot about it. The best person to ask is not the internet, but your dermatologist who will be doing the procedure. And when you talk to your derma, make sure you remember to ask all the right questions.

So don’t forget to ask your dermatologist these five important questions about Microdermabrasion before your next session:

1. Can Microdermabrasion be combined with another procedure?

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that involves the skin, and because it is not a major procedure, you should ask your dermatologists any other procedure you can do together with Microdermabrasion to help you save time and effort.

Consider that you may want to have your hair treated with chemicals, have facials with friends or even acupuncture or herbal medicine treatments. You may think that microdermabrasion

2. Can Microdermabrasion be done at home by myself?

There are many microdermabrasion products available in the market, but it may be a little too hard or complicated for an inexperienced patient.

Ask your doctor if it will be okay to avail any of the available products online and give yourself the treatment. Remember to not try to self-medicate as it will always prove to do more harm than good.

3. From how my skin reacted to the first session, how many more would I need to get the results I want?

When it comes to skin, you don’t get the desired results in one sitting. It usually takes more than one treatment. Be ready to clear your schedule and set up time when you ask your doctor how many of these treatments you need to get the results you want.

Let your doctor examine your skin and determine how many more sessions you need. Don’t forget to ask for a discount for a whole package!

4. Will there be any additional discomfort during the treatment?

The micro crystals used for Microdermabrasion are harmless, and most patients don’t experience any discomfort during or after their first treatment.

But if you’re still worried, you can ask your doctor if you will experience any additional type of discomfort or pain or if your skin has finally relaxed enough and is used to the stinging sensation the treatment will give your skin.

5. Is there a special diet that you should go through before the treatment?

Reason to ask this is to make sure that none of the food you are eating will have any negative effects on your treatment.

Tell the doctor about your regular diet and have him or her determine whether you should eat more or less of anything in your list of food.

6. Does the treatment affect any type of allergy?

Different people have different types of allergies. There might not be any relation, but it is still a good idea to ask your doctor if an allergy to types of medicine will trigger any skin irritation that you might have.

Keep in mind that super sensitive skin may not really be suitable for a new microdermabrasion session so soon. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

7. Where on my body can Microdermabrasion be performed?

In case you failed or forgot to ask this question to your doctor the first time, now is the best time to ask it. Knowing what other parts of your body Microdermabrasion can be performed may allow you to finally be rid of all those stretchmarks, wrinkles and even scars you aren’t very fond of.

8. What can I expect after completing the necessary sessions?

Since you’re going to be spending cash and time on a treatment that is meant to make you feel better about your outside features, you should remember to ask your dermatologist about what you should expect.

This is important to know because you might experience just the opposite of what you should be seeing.

9. Will there be maintenance drugs or creams to keep the results?

Skin rejuvenation is not easy, especially for older patients, whose bodies are slowly but surely aging. You can keep getting rejuvenated but your body will find ways to show your true age.

So ask your doctor if you should take certain drugs or maintenance session which will allow you to keep your skin looking as good as the day you stepped out of your doctor’s office.

10. Will future treatment sessions take longer or shorter?

After the first session, you might already know or have an idea about how long these sessions will last. But sometimes, after the initial time of the treatment, the next few ones might take less time since there will be less of the dead skin cells to treat.

11. Do I need to prepare anything before each treatment?

Face washing or putting any type of cream on your face may complicate your Microdermabrasion treatment. Know if it’s okay to wash your face before the treatment.

12. Are there things to remember post treatment?

Sweat, water or chemicals may prove harmful to your skin right after a treatment. All the more reason to ask your doctor if there are limitations to your activities or if you can go back to your normal routine.

13. Is Microdermabrasion safe in my current health condition?

If you’ve recently suffered an illness like a cold or surgery, you can’t just get treatment easily. To be on the safe side, ask your doctor if how many days you need to rest before being able to undertake the skin treatment. This way, you can avoid any complications and irritation that may occur.

14. Will the treatment go well with the meds I am currently taking?

You might think that taking a minor procedure like a Microdermabrasion may not affect it, but you should be thoroughly sure about the things you are doing and the things you putting into your body. Your doctor will know if it’s okay to let you go through the procedure if you’re taking certain drugs or even antibiotics for an illness you’re recovering from.

Asking the right questions can really make a difference between undergoing a safe procedure and getting bad results because of the lack of information.

Keep in mind that you always sign a waiver before you undergo any treatment--which means it will be hard to hold your dermatologist responsible for adverse effects.


Let this list be your guide to asking your doctor the vital information you have a right to get the answers to. If you are satisfied with the answers you got, then you should go through the skin rejuvenating procedure with peace of mind.


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