Microdermabrasion (MDA) is a process of controlled skin exfoliation. Superficial dead layer of the skin is abraded off using diamond tip or crystal MDA. Gentle suction is applied to siphon off the upper dead skin layer, giving you a smoother and brighter skin. Uneven skin tone is due to differential pigmentation in different areas of the face. MDA helps to renew the topmost layer of the skin and improves appearance of the skin making it smoother. It is a minimally invasive technique to improve skin tone and texture.

MDA improves the following concerns:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Dullness
  • Uneven tone

Microdermabrasion is performed using two kinds of tips. The diamond tip MDA and crystal MDA are discussed below.

Diamond tip MDA:

It is a kind of applicator which has mild diamond cut outs with an attached suction tip. The diamond cuts exfoliate the upper skin layer, which is suctioned off immediately. The suction pressure and the diamond can be set to control the depth.

Crystal tip MDA:

It uses aluminium oxide, sodium bicarbonate crystals to abrade off the dead layers of cells. The applied suction tip, suctions off the debris.

Choosing the right candidate

Thorough medical consultation is a must to discuss your skin concerns and analyse your skin type. Any past, current illness, medications intake, history of allergies etc. are noted. The procedure is explained in depth with the patients, explaining all the necessary precautions they would need to follow after the procedure. Contraindication if any is ruled out by the treating experts. It is important for the patients to discuss their expectations with the doctor to establish better long term relationship.

Pre procedure care:

Avoid tanning/direct sun exposure one week prior to the procedure Avoid waxing/bleaching immediately before the session Stop any exfoliating cream application 15 days prior to the session

Post procedure care:

Following proper post procedure care is important to prevent any untowed complication from occurring, and also to achieve the desired result.

Strict sun protection:

Direct sun exposure is to be avoided as much as possible. This is to prevent any hyperpigmentation occurring due to strong UV exposure.

Regular sunscreen use:

Using a broad spectrum sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30 is a must. Sunscreen has to be re applied every 3 hrly for effective sun protection. Water resistant sunscreens are preferred to prevent it from dripping off with the sweat.

Mild cleanser use:

use of harsh cleansers is avoided to prevent skin drying. Mild non allergic cleansers are best suited for post procedure use.

Moisturize liberally:

Use of allergen free bland moisturizers is advised to keep skin hydrated. This is also vital for the new skin being formed, to keep it hydrated.

Avoid heat/steam on face: any form of heat is to be avoided on the face, to prevent any reactions.

What to expect?

The treatment involves minimal downtime and gives instant results. Skin feels smoother with improved tone and texture. Multiple sessions are however recommended to achieve desired outcome. Post procedure care as explained by the doctor has to be strictly adhered to. Mild redness may be noted after the procedure, which settles in 1-2 hrs.

MDA procedure

The procedure is carried under the guidance of an expert. Total duration of the procedure is 60 mines. Skin is cleansed off any dirt or makeup. Using the hand tip, the dead layer of the skin is gently abraded off. With the help of mild suction, the debris are siphoned off. The treatment results in younger, brighter and smoother skin. It also stimulates collagen production in the dermis. Collagen and elastin fibres are the framework that keeps the skin stretched.

  • Contraindications
  • Active infection at the site of treatment
  • Keloid tendency
  • Active acne

Your MDA experience at Meraki skin clinic

We strive to give you the best treatment experience at Meraki skin clinic. This is achieved by a combination of state of the art technology, expert panel of doctors and well trained staff. Strict standards of hygiene are adhered to. Meticulous care is taken to give you best ambiance and treatment experience. Book your MDA appointment at Meraki skin clinic, Gurugram to get the best treatment experience!


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