Two of the biggest misconceptions about microdermabrasion are that it is a very painful procedure, and secondly, it will leave you with perfect skin after just a single treatment.
The first misconception mainly stems from the term ‘abrasion,’ which makes many people think that the entire process hurts a lot. Like any skin treatment, microdermabrasion can cause a minor tingling sensation on the skin, and the machines used in it can feel strange, but you should know that it’s a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t cause any major kind of pain or discomfort.
As for the second misconception, there’s no treatment that can make your skin absolutely ‘perfect’ in one go. It does have amazing results, though, that makes the skin super smooth, soft, and clear, significantly reduces the size of your pores, and makes your skin more receptive to different skincare and hygiene products.
But how do you decide if microdermabrasion is right for your skin?
Do You Have the Following Skin Concerns?
A great thing about microdermabrasion is that it is perfectly suitable for all skin. So, even if you have super sensitive skin or combination skin, you can go for it without any worries.
Microdermabrasion caters to a number of skin concerns and works towards fixing or solving those skin issues.
If you face the following skin concerns, you can consider microdermabrasion for your skin.
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Age spots and brown spots
- Acne and acne scars
- Enlarged open pores
- Sun-damaged skin
- Dull skin complexion
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Microdermabrasion Isn’t Safe for the Following Skin Issues
As effective and popular microdermabrasion is for the skin, it’s not safe and suitable in all cases.
If you have serious skin conditions, you shouldn’t consider getting this treatment.
- Active sunburn
- Fragile capillaries
- Open sores
- Widespread and painful acne
If you face either of these skin conditions and still opt for microdermabrasion, it is possible for the skin treatment to cause further irritation and lead to more breakouts on your skin.
Side Effects of Microdermabrasion
Although microdermabrasion is a super safe and non-invasive skin treatment, it can lead to a number of side effects depending on the condition of your skin before the treatment.
Also, note here that most of the side effects are quite temporary and minor; however, if that still worries you, it is best that you consult with your dermatologist before opting for it.
Here are some common and potential side effects of microdermabrasion:
- Minor bruising
- Skin sensitivity
- Skin tightness
- Cold sore around the lips
- Eye skin bruising (if you take blood thinners)
- Slight discomfort
- Broken blood vessels
If you’ve lately been considering getting microdermabrasion treatment for your skin, make sure to talk to your dermatologist and get an expert opinion before you go for it. Although most treatments have resulted in success stories, you need to make sure if microdermabrasion is right for you.