Is Microdermabrasion Suitable for me?

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Most people are suitable for microdermabrasion, and there are any number of reasons why you might want the treatment.  Microdermabrasion is not a permanent solution for any skin problem, but can help to clear up marks on the skin, small scars, some signs of acne and irregularities in skin tone.  There are some skin conditions that cannot be helped through microdermabrasion, and there are others that might be made worse through the treatment, won’t be affected by the treatment or that microdermabrasion ought not to be used to treat.  These include: 

  • Rosacea
  • Ongoing acne being treated through medication
  • Large scars or those that are sunken
  • Tumours or any other unknown or undiagnosed growth
  • Eczema
  • Sunburnt skin

Most people undertake a course of microdermabrasion treatments to:

  • To reduce the visibility of scars, the beginning of wrinkle formation, and other lumps and bumps
  • To even out the skins tone and texture
  • To target specific areas such as skin discolouration also known as hyper-pigmentation
  • To help promote healthy skin
  • To lessen sun damage or spots caused by UV light
  • To reduce stretch marks

Your practitioner will be able to tell you if you are not eligible for microdermabrasion or if the treatment will not fulfil your expectations. It is important that you are honest when discussing what you expect from microdermabrasion so that they can make such a judgement.  

It is unlikely that any past medical condition, unless it directly concerns your skin, will have an adverse effect after microdermabrasion.  If you have any concerns or a history of skin conditions then you ought to make them known to your practitioner to ensure that you are suitable for the treatment. 

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