One of the best parts about the summer is your glowing, natural complexion. But what if we told you there might be a way to make your skin glow even more than normal. Recently, microdermabrasion has become all the rage to get you the fresh look that you crave.
In the microdermabrasion procedure, a specialist uses a “wand” with a diamond or crystal-particle tip to scrape off the surface of your skin. In doing so, they remove bacteria and dirt buildup and clean out your pores.
It’s time to scratch the surface and dive into the advantages and disadvantages of microdermabrasion.
Advantages of Microdermabrasion
If you’re curious about microdermabrasion, there’s no reason to fear it. Although it may seem intimidating to have someone with a sharp blade near your face, it’s a simple process that is entirely pain-free. With a trained aesthetician, they’ll use the want to clear away any impurities without causing any pain or discomfort.
When you suffer from acne, you’re probably willing to try almost anything to prevent breakouts and enhance your complexion. Acne is caused when dirt and bacteria get trapped within your pores and cause a buildup of bacteria and oil. Because microdermabrasion dislodges this dirt and cleans out your pores, you’re creating a fresh and clean palette that is bacteria-free and less likely to experience a breakout.
Have you experienced an uneven skin tone? Whether you suffer from melasma or hyperpigmentation, you may be looking for a procedure that creates an even and natural skin tone. Microdermabrasion keeps your skin healthy and promotes the stimulation of blood vessels in the face, helping to heal your skin from the inside out to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Every person’s skin is different, which means that some will have naturally larger pores than others. When getting microdermabrasion done regularly, you may see the size of your pores shrink because they are no longer clogged up with dirt and bacteria that cause them to increase in size.
Unlike some facials that are only recommended for specific skin types — dry, oily, combination, etc. — microdermabrasion can benefit any skin type. This means that you can reap the benefits without worrying if your skin can handle the procedure without any adverse reactions.
Disadvantages of Microdermabrasion
Acne can lead to deep scarring on the face. While microdermabrasion has been known to reduce the appearance of slight scarring from acne, it likely won’t be able to fix any deep scarring. If you’re considering the procedure for this sole reason, you’re better off looking into other treatments that may be more effective.
Microdermabrasion can make your skin more sensitive directly following your procedure. If you plan on being in the sun or exposing your skin to harsh products, you may want to avoid microdermabrasion. In more mild cases, you may just experience slight redness that will decrease over time. Before scheduling your procedure, you need to consult with a dermatologist if you have sensitive skin. They can help you determine if microdermabrasion will accomplish your complexion goals.
Keep in mind that microdermabrasion isn’t a one-and-done procedure. Unlike other procedures offering permanent results, you’ll need to schedule regular microdermabrasion appointments to reap the benefits for your skin. While it’s not extremely expensive, the cost can add up over time.