What are possible side effects of Microdermabrasion?

October 05, 2015   2495

Straight from the Hollywood, Microdermabrasion is one of the latest skin-care methods today. Known as the ‘instant face-lift’ technique, it is an effective alternative than plastic surgery. But, does microdermabrasion also have side-effects? Have a look.

Possible Side Effects Of Microdermabrasion

We cannot hold our youth forever, aging is inevitable. With the increasing craving for people to look younger and beautiful for longer, various skin procedures are being tremendously used today across the globe. Among those innumerous, MICRDERMABRASION is one such very effective technique, which is also known as the “instant face-lift??? procedure.
Let us know more about microdermabrasion, the procedure, its effect and the side-effects.
Microdermabrasion – an Introduction

By using a very less abrasive instrument, Microdermabrasion treatments is done to gently sand the skin by removing the thicker and uneven outer layer. This is an effective skin rejuvenation technique that is used to treat light scars, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

You can get Microdermabrasion treatment to:
• Improve aging signs and black heads.
• Improve patches of darkened skin (hyperpigmentation).
• Exfoliates skin for refreshed look.
• Lessen the signs of stretch marks.
• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
• Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.
• Treat acne and its scars.

Microdermabrasion – Procedure

The Microdermabrasion treatment aids in thickening the collagen – a protein in the skin, which eventually results in a younger looking complexion. The abundance of collagen makes our skin appear firm and smooth.

It is also an effective alternative to expensive and more aggressive procedures like plastic surgery, Botox or chemical peels. More and more men are undergoing this procedure, instead of pursuing cosmetic surgery.

To accomplish the process, tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to remove the outer layer of your skin moderately using a mild instrument like a brush.

Microdermabrasion – Side Effects

Generally, microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure and its side-effects are hence, minimal. Possible drawbacks include affecting the epidermis – the outermost layer of the skin. Among the minor, temporary side effects, slight skin tightness, sensitivity, redness, and bruising are common.

According to a general rule, “the greater the potential benefits with a cosmetic treatment, the higher the potential risks and side effects???. However, the possible risks of microdermabrasion are much, much less than more aggressive treatments like dermabrasion, Botox and laser. .

Possible side effects of microdermabrasion include:
• Skin tightness,
• Redness,
• Minor bruising,
• Skin sensitivity,
• Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation,
• Spots of bleeding,
• Eye-skin bruising (especially if you are taking aspirin or other blood thinners),
• Small skin abrasions,
• Fine broken blood vessels
• Cold sore reactivation around lips.

Cold sore reactivation may exceptionally occur after microdermabrasion around the lips. Hence, consider either avoiding treatment around the lip borders or ask your doctor about taking an antiviral pill prophylactically. Antiviral creams are not recommended for effective cold sore prevention.

Overly aggressive microdermabrasion procedure may lead to breaks in skin and results in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Overaggressive treatment may cause greater risk of bruising (ecchymosis), especially if you are taking aspirin or other blood thinners. Since microdermabrasion only causes superficial skin removal, there are very fewer chance that you get affected by scarring and pigment changes if the procedure is performed correctly.

Also, there may be rare chances of increased surface blood vessels (telangiectasia), if you have very thin skin, lupus, and severe sun damage, taken long-term prednisone, or other conditions where your skin is abnormally fragile and prone to develop telangiectasia.

Microdermabrasion has proved to be an efficient, safe and very effective beauty enhancement procedure in the past few years. SO, you need not to worry about affecting or damaging your skin with this procedure.

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