To understand the process, you might want to first understand Dermabrasion. This is the process where an instrument is used to gently sand the top layer of skin away from the body. Within a short period of time, the skin regrows and that can mean the disappearance of scars and other marks. This is a process that has been known to take care of scars and other skin issues that have been bothering a person.
This is not a process that can be used on anyone that has skin that is darker than fair. A doctor will be able to help make that appraisal. If the skin tone is too dark, then the process can cause further scarring and things can be made even worse.
Microdermabrasion is a different process that is based slightly on the original. Rather than using sand or another rough material applied directly to the skin. This process uses microscopic crystals that are sprayed upon the skin. The end result is nearly the same, however, it is much gentler and can be used for any type of skin. There has been reports that the process is much less painful and that the recovery period is much shorter.
The process will be over very quickly and you can nearly return to your normal life almost immediately. Do bear in mind that this process is promoting the growth of new skin by damaging and removing the top layers of skin. There can be some discomfort and you should stay inside the majority of the first few days. There is no real danger involved in exposure to sunlight, but you want to give your new skin the best environment to start growing in from the first moment.
There may be a little discomfort. This is the best time in the world to take a few days off and just relax. There is nothing better in the world for your skin than rest and water. Drink as much water as you can handle and try to eat well. If you ever in your life were to embrace the foods of fruits and vegetables, these are good days to start. The foods that you eat can make it into your skin and hair within the first few hours.
If you have been wondering about the process, then maybe it is time to take a closer look. The prices are not bad at all and the results can be amazing. A small scar that has been with you for a long time or even for a short time can become a thing of the past within a few short hours. There are some people that will need more than one treatment and the process is not going to work for everyone, but your doctor can let you know ahead of time just how much success you can see with this process.