How To Prepare To Microdermabrasion

How To Prepare To Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, cosmetic procedure for removing the skin’s outermost layer and revealing the younger, healthier, and youthful layers below. The procedure is usually performed by a licensed medical professional with specialized knowledge in microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion treatment involves spraying tiny microscopic crystals to the surface of the damaged, dry, and unhealthy skin to remove the dead or rough skin layers. The procedure also increases the production of elastin and collagen in the skin. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures.

How To Prepare To Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion offers several benefits including the exfoliation of the dead skin layers, treatment of skin problems like acne and dryness, and skin rejuvenation. If you are considering going for a microdermabrasion treatment, you need to prepare correctly to get the best results possible. Read the tips below to know how to prepare for a microdermabrasion procedure:

1. Avoid Cosmetic Products On Your SkinĀ 

To get the best results from a microdermabrasion procedure, your skin should be free from cosmetic and skincare products. Do not apply creams and makeup to the part of the body to be treated. If you have applied the products to your skin, you should remove them by cleansing your skin.

2. Avoid Exposure To The Sun

Having made up your mind to undergo a microdermabrasion treatment, you should avoid exposure to the sun to avoid sunburns. It is essential to protect yourself from the sun and sunburns several days to a week before your appointment. You may not get the best results on sunburned skin.

3. Do Not Shave or Wax

When it is at least a week to your appointment, do not shave or wax your skin. This is to protect your skin pores against infection and to minimize the chances of irritation during and after the microdermabrasion procedure.

4. Do Not Smoke

Stop smoking at least a week before your procedure. The goal is to improve blood circulation to the parts of your body to be treated.

5. Avoid Other Procedures

If you are undergoing other cosmetic procedures, it will help to stop them a few weeks before your microdermabrasion procedure. Suspend procedures such as chemical peels, Botox injections, and laser hair removal weeks before the microdermabrasion to get the best results possible.


The tips above should guide you on how to prepare for microdermabrasion. Meanwhile, you should inform your specialist if you are on specially recommended medicines beforehand to consider if is safe for you to go ahead with the procedure.