Microdermabrasion has turned out to be a powerful tool for fighting the visible signs of aging. However, many report for acne soon after they undergo microdermabrasion process. Here are some ideas to avoid such problems. Read on.
Looking for a specially formulated treatment to reduce the aging signs?
If yes, then microdermabrasion is a perfect way out. Actually, it polishes away the outermost layer of skin, the one which is subjected to the damaging effects of the environment. Being one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments ever developed, this skin resurfacing treatment corrects hyper pigmentation, acne scarring, skin roughness, and even acne.
What? Fear for developing more acne later on?
In few cases, after microdermabrasion people end up with more acne. But this is not necessary. However, it is better to know about prevention steps beforehand. Here they are, find out:
Tip#1: Prepare your skin to remove comedone
As stated earlier, the primary function of microdermabrasion is to remove the upper layers of the skin. Thus, it leaves your skin with a fresher and less blemished dermis. But it is worth noticing that it will also disturb and exposes the blackheads. Basically, comedones or blackheads are round plugs of hardened or crystallized oils, fat and cellular waste which easily get trapped into the pores. Don’t overlook them as these can become inflamed and evolve into acne lesions later.
So, for the comedones in the skin, you can either remove them via extraction, or just let your skin shed these blackheads. While microdermabrasion is a non-invasive way to encourage comedones, you need to know that it does not involve puncturing the skin to remove the trapped waste. Hence, before you start, test your skin's level and then accordingly space your microdermabrasion treatments. Generally, it should at least three days apart to minimize comedone irritation.
Tip#2: Wisely match the microdermabrasion treatment grade with your skin type
First and foremost, before getting a microdermabrasion treatment done, you must know about the general grading system for choosing a treatment for your skin:
Greater your skin's oil level, larger will be your pores. Hence, you will need greater degree of microdermabrasion. Hence, if you have smooth skin and relatively small pores with minimal oil secretion, you can go with a milder form of microdermabrasion. Remember, you need to apply less pressure in such a case.
Additionally, if you taking the treatment yourself make sure that you adjust the level of pressure carefully. Do consider your skin's pore size and your skin's oil secretion level, altogether.
Tip#3: Proper aftercare of your skin after the microdermabrasion treatment
Before you start off with a microdermabrasion treatment, it is essential to realize that it will drastically change the ecology of your skin's surface. Thus, it is your responsibility to remove bacteria, oils and guard it against microbial attacks. Plus, keep it safe from harmful environmental elements like ultraviolet radiation. Some essential tips include:
- Keep it clean. Use a natural cleanser.
- Use a moisturizer along with a sunscreen to protect from sun.
- Avoid unwanted zits.
So, pimple upheaval does not have to happen. And with a little planning, you can enjoy an ideal microdermabrasion therapy for your skin type. In any case, you fear for the pain caused during the process, don’t forget to carry a topical anesthetic with you. Dr.Numb® would be a perfect one. With 5% lidocaine, it is safe and effective.