Can microdermabrasion make skin worse?
It can be frustrating when you start a course of microdermabrasion to get clearer skin, and after the first treatment, you end up with a new crop of breakouts. But don’t despair! It is absolutely normal for some people to experience this, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Do dermatologists recommend microdermabrasion?
Dermatologists use microdermabrasion to help unclog pores and clear acne. Often used in combination with gentle glycolic peels and medical acne extractions, microderm can help speed up acne clearing. Individuals with deeper acne scars might be candidates for surgical dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.
What can microdermabrasion do for my skin?
What microdermabrasion can do
- Improve age spots and blackheads.
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance.
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne.
How long do the effects 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.
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?
You should avoid touching, rubbing, or picking your skin, which can slow the healing process. Finally, don’t use products with glycolic acid, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, or topical acne treatments for 24-48 hours.
Can you see results after one microdermabrasion treatment?
You will begin to see some changes in your skin immediately after the first treatment session. Your skin will be more vibrant and have a youthful glow right away.
What are the long term effects of microdermabrasion?
As the treatments continue, the skin will most often become less oily, pores will become less pronounced, and thick areas of skin will look and feel thinner. Fine wrinkles can even appear smoother.
How many times can you do microdermabrasion?
This means that the effects of microdermabrasion are temporary and the treatments generally need to be repeated every two to four weeks. On average, it takes between six to twelve sessions for a person to see drastic results from microdermabrasion.