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5 Disadvantages of Microdermabrasion in Singapore

Pigmentation problems affect people across all age groups and ethnicities. While some people will simply use over-the-counter creams in an effort to lighten their skin tone, there are others who may try microdermabrasion instead. It is a form of facial that spreads exfoliants — such as fine crystals — on your face to get rid of the top layer. It may be a popular option for many women but the procedure does have its disadvantages.

1. It merely scrapes away your surface layer, it only works on superficial skin issues like mild blemishes.

2. It is not able to effectively treat discolouration issues. In fact, it can even cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation when your skin begins to repair itself.

3. Moreover, there is a risk that the small crystals being used in the procedure can perforate and irritate the surface.

4. Additionally, it does not deliver permanent results and hence, you might need to schedule weekly or monthly sessions to maintain your refreshed look. This may not a cost-effective solution in the long run.

5. Furthermore, it may reactivate or aggravate certain skin conditions like pimples and cold sores. If you want a safe treatment that can deliver effective and long-lasting results, try our advanced hyperpigmentation removal.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does microdermabrasion in Singapore usually work?

Microdermabrasion is a form of facial that makes use of exfoliating materials — such as microcrystals — to “resurface” your skin. Considered as an ablative procedure, it is designed to strip away the surface layer of your skin. When this happens, your body’s natural healing process will be activated and start to build new and refreshed skin cells. This may give you a rejuvenated appearance over multiple sessions. It is commonly used to improve a range of superficial woes, such as mild acne scarring blemishes, fine lines, and poor texture.


2. What are some of the disadvantages?

It might be a go-to facial option for many women due to its accessibility and popularity. However, the method does have several disadvantages. Firstly, as it works to slough off your surface layer (mainly dead skin cells), it is usually only effective in addressing superficial issues like mild blemishes and fine lines.

Due to its superficial nature, it may not effectively reach and remove dark pigments. In fact, when the surface starts its renewal process, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation might occur as a normal reaction to repair. This will be counterproductive if your aim is to eliminate dark marks in the first place.

Additionally, the use of fine crystals can perforate your complexion, and this can lead to redness and infections. The procedure can also aggravate or reactivate certain skin conditions like cold sores, pimples, and rosacea. Lastly, the thing is that it does not deliver long-lasting results. This means that you are usually required to schedule sessions every few weeks or months in order to upkeep your refreshed appearance. This is not exactly a wallet-friendly, time-saving or feasible option in the long run.


3. What is a better alternative to microdermabrasion in Singapore?

If you want to try something else to solve your pigmentation issues, you can opt for the advanced procedure offered at Geo Aesthetics. It harnesses non-invasive energy to reach deeper into your skin and target dark spots and marks. Once your dark spots absorb the heat, they will break apart and begin to rise to the surface.

Our method is different in that it does not scrape away the surface. Instead, it forms a new surface layer and amps up your collagen and elastin production. The key is to stimulate improvement from within, unlike the superficial and potentially harmful technique. Through our advanced discolouration removal, you can significantly reduce the appearance of dark patches and achieve clearer and more radiant look.


4. What can I expect during your procedure?

Following an assessment by our qualified therapists, you may start to schedule your first session. Before commencing, your assigned therapist will prep the surface with cleansers, gentle exfoliants, and soothing tonics. A numbing cream may be applied to maximise comfort throughout. During the process, a handheld device will be applied, and you may start to feel a slight “prickly” (but painless) sensation.

The procedure can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the surface area of your targeted areas. Your skin will be soothed and moisturised. As there are pre- and post-treatment preparation steps in the process, you can expect to spend at least an hour in one session.


5. How soon can I begin to see results?

Results can vary with each individual, but some clients may begin to notice an improvement after the first session. It is typically common for clients to start observing more visible improvements in the first few weeks following. With every round, you can expect to see starker improvements.

By the end of your course, you can expect to achieve a significant reduction in pigmentation marks, as well as an overall radiant and fairer complexion. We recommend undergoing several sessions if you have more distinct pigmentation marks.

The great thing about our advanced procedure is that once the dark pigmentation spots have been eliminated, they will be permanently gone. This ensures long-lasting results, especially if you limit your exposure to the sun and follow the aftercare tips provided by your therapist post-treatment.