All about Dermabrasion in Singapore

Dermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of the top layers of the skin using a rotating instrument. It is typically performed by dermatologists or trained professionals and is used to improve the appearance of skin conditions such as acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.

What is Micro Dermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin by exfoliating and rejuvenating the outermost layer of the skin. It is a milder and less aggressive form of dermabrasion compared to traditional dermabrasion.

During a microdermabrasion treatment, a handheld device with a rotating abrasive tip or a stream of fine crystals is used to gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis (the topmost layer of the skin). The device simultaneously suctions away the exfoliated skin cells and debris, promoting skin renewal and enhancing skin texture and tone.

How is Dermabrasion used?

Microdermabrasion is typically performed on the face but can also be used on other areas of the body. It is commonly used to address various skin concerns, including:

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles: Microdermabrasion can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother and more youthful look.

  2. Hyperpigmentation: The procedure can help lighten areas of hyperpigmentation, such as sunspots, age spots, and melasma, resulting in a more even skin tone.

  3. Acne and acne scars: Microdermabrasion can be beneficial in treating mild acne and reducing the appearance of acne scars by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores.

  4. Uneven skin texture: It can improve the texture of the skin, making it smoother and more refined.

  5. Dull complexion: Microdermabrasion can give the skin a refreshed and revitalized appearance by removing dull, dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production.

Microdermabrasion is generally a safe procedure with minimal downtime and discomfort. Multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results, and it is important to follow post-treatment skincare instructions provided by the dermatologist or aesthetic professional.

Dermabrasion procedures in Singapore

In Singapore, the practice of dermabrasion and other cosmetic procedures is generally regulated by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). These regulatory bodies set standards and guidelines to ensure patient safety and quality of care.

To legally perform dermabrasion in Singapore, individuals are often required to meet certain qualifications and obtain the appropriate licenses or certifications. These requirements may include:

  1. Medical Qualifications: Dermabrasion is a medical procedure, so typically, only licensed medical practitioners such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons are authorized to perform it. They should hold valid medical licenses issued by the SMC.

  2. Training and Certification: Medical professionals performing dermabrasion should have appropriate training and certification in dermatological procedures. This may include completion of specific courses or residency programs in dermatology.

  3. Facility Accreditation: The facility where dermabrasion is performed may need to meet certain standards and obtain accreditation from the relevant authorities, such as the MOH.

  4. Adherence to Guidelines: Medical professionals are expected to follow established guidelines and best practices for performing dermabrasion. These guidelines may include aspects such as infection control, patient assessment, and post-treatment care.

It's worth mentioning that regulations can change over time, so it is essential to consult the latest legal requirements and guidelines from the MOH or SMC. They can provide accurate and up-to-date information on the legalities of dermabrasion and cosmetic procedures in Singapore, including any licensing or certification requirements.