Is Microdermabrasion Treatment safe?

Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical, procedure that provides many benefits. Microdermabrasion reduces or eliminates fine facial lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging; it improves the appearance of acne scars and other light scarring; and it gives skin of all colors and types a fresh, healthy-looking glow. It does all this with virtually no side effects. And because microdermabrasion uses non-allergenic crystals to treat the skin, it is an excellent treatment for skin that is sensitive to chemicals. Microdermabrasion does not present any serious risks when it is performed by a qualified provider. Some people may experience slight skin irritation after microdermabrasion.

Is Microdermabrasion Treatment painful?

The microdermabrasion procedure exfoliates dead cells from the skin’s surface. While it is not painful, the treatment can cause a slight warming sensation as the abrasive microdermabrasion crystals gently slough away old and damaged layers of skin. Some patients have likened the experience to having a facial massage. After a microdermabrasion treatment, the newly revealed layer of skin is usually more sensitive and requires extra protection from the sun. You should not feel uncomfortable, but you should be particularly careful about wearing sunscreens. Applying moisturizing creams to hydrate and calm the skin can also prevent any potential irritation. A good aesthetician, registered nurse, or dermatologist will be able to suggest a facial cream or lotion that is best suited for your skin type.

What are the side effects?

Normal side effects associated with microdermabrasion are increased skin sensitivity and risk of sunburn which can be prevented by wearing sunscreen with and SPF of 30. These side effects are usually mild and brief. Microdermabrasion risks are minimal to none.

Will Microdermabrasion Treatment eliminate acne scars?

Microdermabrasion can improve minor acne scars, but it is not intended to treat deeper scars or keloids caused by severe acne. Treatment is available to improve these types of scarring with laser treatments or chemical peels.