Can microdermabrasion make skin worse?
Microdermabrasion stimulates cell renewal and draws out impurities from deep within your pores. Unfortunately, these factors combined with the fact that the treatments sometimes cause a healing crisis within the skin can lead to spots!
What are the side effects of microdermabrasion?
Risks and side effects of microdermabrasion
- skin swelling.
- skin redness, similar to sunburn.
- a burning or stinging sensation.
- increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight.
How long do the benefits of microdermabrasion last?
The results from this exfoliating treatment can last for about one month at a time, or sometimes longer if your skin condition is good.
What does your skin look like after microdermabrasion?
After microdermabrasion, your skin will be pink and feel dry and tight (like sunburn or windburn) for about 24 hours. Use moisturizer and broad spectrum sunscreen. Some types of makeup should not be applied for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
How many microdermabrasion treatments does it take to see results?
On average, it takes between six to twelve sessions for a person to see drastic results from microdermabrasion. Some people opt to get these treatments every single week for their first three sessions.
Why is my skin darker after microdermabrasion?
Enlarged Pores: Dermabrasion might cause your pores to grow larger. Typically, pores shrink to near normal size after any swelling decreases. Changing Skin Color: Dermabrasion often causes treated skin to temporarily become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation), lighter than normal (hypopigmentation) or blotchy.
Which is better chemical peel or microdermabrasion?
While microdermabrasion works well on superficial skin imperfections (some acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and sun spots), a chemical peel is more effective on serious skin problems like deeper scars and wrinkles.
What should you not do after a microdermabrasion?
AVOID scratching or picking at the treatment area. DO NOT use any harsh chemicals, rub or tan your skin for at least one week following the procedure. Avoid facial waxing, use of depilatory creams, electrolysis, IPL or any other laser procedure for at least two weeks after your treatment.