Microdermabrasion in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Microdermabrasion in Mexico

Last fact-checked: 15 December 2020

Get younger, rejuvenated skin for a fraction of the price at home with microdermabrasion in Mexico. This is a non-chemical, non-invasive treatment that’s ideal for giving your skin a fresher look, but without the long recovery associated with many facial treatments.

If you’re on vacation in Mexico, this is a suitable treatment to have as it won’t take much time and there is no real downtime—although you will need to avoid sun exposure.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

The term "dermabrasion" refers to physical or mechanical exfoliation; microdermabrasion is essentially a light form of this.

The treatment works by removing the top layer of skin using fine crystal dust. The body is able to naturally replace these skin cells with new, fresh cells. This non-invasive technique also stimulates blood flow, boosting cell production. This ultimately improves the skin’s texture and elasticity. 

Why Choose Mexico for Microdermabrasion?

Mexico is a major destination for medical tourists. As such, it has reputable facilities and good infrastructure to provide patients with all the services and amenities required for safe treatment and an enjoyable stay. The lines between medical and cosmetic treatments are becoming blurred as new, non-surgical methods are being developed all the time. As you would expect, Mexico is just as proficient at providing a vast array of non-surgical, health, wellness and spa treatments, in addition to surgical procedures.

The key to receiving good treatments that meet your expectation is to become informed about your desired procedure. How does it work? What do I want to achieve? Will it meet my expectations? Is there any downtime? What qualifications/training is needed? This will give you a good understanding of whether a specific treatment is the right one for you, and enable you to ask the right question of your practitioner.

There are many excellent facilities throughout Mexico, so if you are looking at dermabrasion options here, make sure you find a reputable clinic. Medical Departures listings are all quality-checked; we list qualifications, professional memberships and unedited real patient reviews, alongside high-definition clinic photos. Medical Departures also conducts clinic visits, so that you know everything possible has been done to ascertain the quality and standards at the clinics we list.

It should be noted that unless you live relatively near the US-Mexico border, or you are planning a vacation to Mexico, then microdermabrasion treatment is not something you're going to travel abroad for as those cost savings likely will not make the trip worthwhile. However, if you are traveling on leisure or business, it's easy to incorporate a treatment into your journey if you're inclined to save some money while in Mexico. 

Who Would Be Suitable for Microdermabrasion?

If you have healthy skin, microdermabrasion can be used to reduce pigmentation problems, such as age spots, and to reduce acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. If you are unsure about your suitability, consult with a medical professional. 

What Happens During the Microdermabrasion Procedure?

There are a variety of different methods used for microdermabrasion, the most popular being crystal microdermabrasion and diamond-tip microdermabrasion:

  • Crystal microdermabrasion: lifts dead skin cells by blasting micro-crystals onto the skin’s surface. The dead skin cells are then sucked up using a special device.
  • Diamond-tip microdermabrasion: exfoliates the dead skin cells with a diamond-tipped handpiece and then vacuums them up.

Regardless of the method, the procedure doesn’t take too long, around 30 minutes in total. 

What Is the Recovery Time for Microdermabrasion?

Recovery time is swift: apart from some initial redness and swelling, you’ll be able to resume your everyday activities straight after the treatment has finished. Do make sure to wear a decent moisturizer containing a high SPF (and avoid exposure to strong sunlight) and you’ll be good to go. You’ll be able to put makeup on if you want to cover the redness.

What Is the Cost of Microdermabrasion in Mexico Compared to the United States and Canada?

The cost of a typical microdermabrasion treatment in Mexico is around $60 per session, compared to around $130 in the United States.

These are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see some of the latest prices on offer, take a look at these top clinics in Mexico for microdermabrasion:

What's Next?

Discover more about the range of options available at our quality-checked clinics in Mexico.

Ready to book? See below for ways to arrange an appointment. If you’d like to know more about microdermabrasion in Mexico, speak to the Medical Departures Customer Care Team via phone, email or our online chat function. 


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