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Microdermabrasion is a mild mechanical exfoliation that removes the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the fresh, healthy cells beneath.

Microdermabrasion Side Effects

In rare cases, microdermabrasion can cause itchy breakouts. Besides that, the most common side effects are redness and tenderness, especially for people with sensitive skin.

Who shouldn't use it: If you use Accutane, avoid microdermabrasion. This acne medication leaves the skin too sensitive for even microdermabrasion. Pregnant women should not try microdermabrasion. The procedure is not powerful enough to treat deep scars, wrinkles, or extensive hyperpigmentation.

Drawbacks: Unlike stronger exfoliating procedures, microdermabrasion isn't known to boost collagen production, and it doesn't do a particularly great job on eliminating wrinkles. It may only lessen light lines.

Recovery Time For Microdermabrasion

There is no downtime after microdermabrasion.

After care for microdermabrasion: Wash your face after your treament - this removes any loose skin cells left behind after your microdermabrasion. Don't exfoliate just yet. Using a moisturizer (with sunscreen, if possible) for four to six days can reduce flaking and peeling. Avoid sun exposure.

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