Benefits of Microdermabrasion, Before & After, Results & Pictures

Microdermabrasion results are fascinating. Observing the change in appearance after a few treatments goes a long way to proving the extreme success that these procedures tend to bring.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the most common benefits that microdermabrasion results bring about. Read on to learn the top ten microdermabrasion before and after results!

Before and After Photos and Results

before and after of nose pores


Blackheads are the scourge of our noses. Almost everyone has these growing all through the pores on the nose. Blackheads are clumps of dirt that get stuck in your pores. The dirt then gets covered by a layer of skin. Microdermabrasion treatment for blackheads removes that layer of skin and the dirt slips out easily. The picture here is after one treatment. Blackheads don’t need much time to be dealt with as the process takes care of the outside layer of skin in one go.

before and after of female's blemishes


People of all ages have wrinkles. Believe it or not, there are times where people even get them at twenty years of age. Wrinkles are a bit more difficult to deal with than blackheads. You see, wrinkles form in the lower levels of skin rather than the top layer. Regardless, the process will still brighten and smoothen out the top layer of skin. Doing so will hide the wrinkles from view.

side profile before and after of female's skin conditin


Acne occurs on most if not all of us. The face happens to be where most acne forms, thanks to the oil in your hair. Unlike blackheads, acne tends to grow out from your pores. The microdermabrasion process for acnes will take off the layer of skin holding it together and allows the trapped contents to escape. As you can see, after a few treatments your acne can be removed and leave no trace at all.

before and after side profile of woman's cheek skin condition

Acne Scars

What about the acne scars that are already settled? Fortunately, yes, those can be dealt with too. As you can see by the picture above, acne scars can be removed or at least hidden from view. The procedure will have a similar effect to what it does with wrinkles. It may not remove the scarring in the lower levels of skin, but it will brighten and smoothen the top layer which in turn will hide the scarring from view.

men's before and after on skin's redness


Hyperpigmentation causes parts of your skin to look darker than others. Microdermabrasion results will help to alleviate the hyperpigmentation and balance your skin pigmentation. The picture shows a massive change in pigment balance. The removal of the top layer of skin helps it to grow back faster and with a more balanced pigment. On top of that, the microdermabrasion process removes dirt and grime which could also affect how your skin looks.

censored image of woman's acne


Boils are invasive and uncomfortable. They can be caused by any number of things, such as an infection. The process can aid even the more severe boil cases, as you can see from this picture. While many procedures would cause damage to the lower skin layers, especially if there has been any prior medical work on the area, microdermabrasion results will impact the top layer of skin alone. Microdermabrasion before and after 1 treatment is enough to relieve the boils significantly. Imagine how it will look after a few more treatments!

before and after of woman's skin condition (pores and acne)


Harmful bacteria on your skin may cause growths or hyperpigmentation on your skin’s surface. If left untreated, the bacteria will spread and cause you further trouble. While there are plenty of antibacterial creams that you could use, you’ll see here that the microdermabrasion results are far better than those. Not only does the process relieve you of excess grime and dirt on the area, but it also kills the harmful bacteria on your skin. The results leave your skin much clearer and remove the possibility of the bacteria causing more trouble.

female's skin condition of her left profile


If acne doesn’t get to you, then pimples may just follow you up! Pimples are caused by excessive oils getting trapped in the pores. The more oil gets trapped, the bigger the pimple becomes. The process, as you can see, will not only remove the oil and grime but will also aid the pores in returning to a healthy size. The result is that you won’t have pimples all over your face and your pores will be healthy enough that new pimples are unlikely to ‘pop’ up any time soon.

back acne (back acne on a man's back)

Body Marks

You make think that the microdermabrasion process works mainly on your face. While the face is where most people use it, the treatment is just as successful for the rest of your body. Any mark or blemish on your body can be treated with microdermabrasion. The result would be the same no matter where on your body it is. As you can see in this picture, the man had a significant amount of acne on his back. Microdermabrasion before and after 1 treatment had a positive impact on the removal of acne scars and marks.

effects of products of stretched skin

Stretch Marks

We can get stretch marks on our skin for a number of reasons. One of the main causes is losing a large amount of weight. When we lose weight, we don’t lose skin. Because our skin was stretched out beforehand, it leaves a mark. While, again, the process only affects the top layer of skin, the result causes the marks to be almost completely hidden from sight. It requires several sessions to perform such a feat, but it is a fantastic result!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How often can you do microdermabrasion at home?

Microdermabrasion results are cumulative. It means the frequency and the number of treatments vary depending on the needs of the skin and the skin care goals. At least 6-12 sessions should boost skin rejuvenation. After completing the sessions and your skin is no longer inflamed or overly sensitive, you can do it once every 2-3 months to maintain full effects. 

Is microdermabrasion any good? 

Microdermabrasion is a fast, painless, nonsurgical, and minimally invasive procedure used to renew skin texture and tone. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, aging spots, and other skin conditions. It works by creating some trauma on the skin allowing it to repair itself. It can be performed over a series of treatments. 

Is microdermabrasion safe to do at home?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive, highly effective, facial resurfacing technique used to boost the appearance of the skin. At-home versions of this procedure may not offer the same smoothening results as the professional ones, but they can offer mild exfoliation benefits safely. However, because they act more like a scrub and can be harsh, they must be used correctly.

How long do the effects of microdermabrasion last?

After the dermabrasion procedure, your new skin may feel sensitive and appear bright pink. The swelling will begin to decrease within a few days but this may last a week or several months. The pink shade on the skin will likely fade in 3 months. Your skin will look smoother after the treated area begins to heal. Results are not always permanent. Sun damage and aging could reverse the results.  

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

 Microdermabrasion does not hurt. Your skin may feel a bit tight for several hours, and there may be a little discomfort during treatment, but the procedure should not be painful. It is a safe, soft, and minimally invasive skin care treatment that can produce great results. People with sensitive skin may be prone to bruising if the suction is set too high. However, bruising does not last long.

What is the average cost of microdermabrasion?

On average, the cost of a microdermabrasion procedure is $75 – $200. This depends on several factors, including the geographical location of the spa, the facilities, amount of microdermabrasion procedures done, the part of the body to be treated, and the expertise of the medical personnel. Ask for patient financing plans before treatment.

What should I do before microdermabrasion?

 In your first treatment, book a consultation with a certified dermatologist. You also need to discontinue any exfoliation at least 3-5 days before the procedure. At least a week before the procedure, avoid direct sun exposure. UV-rays can damage the cells and leave the skin sensitive. If you have open lesions, reschedule your appointment. Microdermabrasion is abrasive in nature and can worsen open acne wounds. 

Which is better microdermabrasion or Microneedling?

Microdermabrasion involves gentle exfoliation and polishing of the outermost skin layer. Microneedling uses a special device to penetrate the skin to varying degrees for rejuvenation. If you are dealing with light sun damage, light scars and light fine lines, microdermabrasion is right for you. Signs of aging, sunburns, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and acne scars are best removed through microneedling. 

Is microdermabrasion good for older skin?

Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments. It softens fine lines, smoothens coarsely textured skin, and reduces superficial hyperpigmentation. This makes it easier for skin care products and high-tech serums to penetrate deeper into the layers, giving the skin a plump, youthful appearance.  It is however, not effective in deep wrinkles and acne scars. 

How long does it take for microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment procedure with zero downtime. It uses a highly controlled flow of medical grade crystals to remove dead cells and stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. Depending on the desired outcome, the process may take approximately 30 minutes. There can be results right after the first treatment, but optimum results should be obtained through a series of treatments, typically 4-8.

Convinced Yet?

The above ten pictures tell a story that could never be put into words. Yes, I can explain the benefits of microdermabrasion all day, but the results in these pictures speak volumes!

The treatments come in many forms, from microdermabrasion at home kits to microdermabrasion facial pastes. Whichever you decide to use, just know that in a few weeks, whatever mark or bacteria you’re worrying about so much will soon be a thing of the past.

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