Is Microdermabrasion Painful?

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Microdermabrasion is not a painful procedure.  The treatment is completely non-surgical, and you will not require any anaesthetics before it takes place.  Most people say that it is alike to being gently pricked, and although this may not be a pleasant sensation it is something that most people can cope with without needing any pain control.  If you are having medical microdermabrasion for larger scars or skin problems then you might be given a soothing cream containing anti-septic properties straight after your treatment.  For normal, spa-performed microdermabrasion this is not necessary, and you ought not to be uncomfortable at any point of the procedure. 

If your skin hurts during microdermabrasion, or causes you real pain afterwards then you ought to let your practitioner know or seek medical help.  Although it is unlikely that you will have an adverse reaction to microdermabrasion, there are some skin conditions that may cause you pain, or could worsen due to the treatment. 

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