I had microdermabrasion (for acne scaring, oily skin, and clogged pores) for the first time. To my suprise, the microdermabrasion portion only lasted about 5 minutes, and the "facial" for the rest of the hour. Is that normal? How long does it usually take?
How Long Does a Microdermabrasion Session Take?
Doctor Answers (3)
Microdermabrasion 30 to 45 minutes
At our facility your appointment for a microdermabrasion is scheduled for one hour. The microdermabrasion is only part of the treatment. After sanding with the microdermabrasion the esthetician then uses the remainder of your session for a facial with cleansing .
Microdermabrasion lasts 20 to 45 minutes
The larger areas will take a little longer. Vibraderm is an innovative new form of microdermabrasion that allows gently and efficiently covering larger areas such as the face, neck, even decollete and arms in a relatively short time.
From 5 to 30 minutes
A microdermabrasion treatment normally takes about 20-25 minutes. This can vary depending on the type of skin (sensitive vs. oily). Some add the neck and chest as well. A mask may be applied at the end. If done in conjunction with a facial it may have a reduction in time in order to accomplish everything. 5 minutes sounds awfully quick.