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Risks Associated With Microdermabrasion

Risks Associated With Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular treatment options for acne, but only few know about its worst side effects. Microdermabrasion is the exfoliation of the skin outer layers. No cosmetic treatment for acne is successful and safe for your health. Most people prefer to buy their own dermabrasion kits that make the case worse.


Before using any medication and cosmetics, you must consult your doctor as side effects may depend upon your previous history. But it is not necessary that dermabrasion will cause side effects only when you have bad history about health. Even a healthy person may experience mild to severe side effects irrespective of its history.

Risks associated with special conditions:
  • Pregnancy
  • Nursing
  • Age under 14
Pregnant and nursing women are at higher risks such as more acne flare up and skin complication. It is advisable that you should not have microdermabrasion treatment unless your hormones are optimum and balanced. Persons with age less than 14 may experience severe side effects than adults as their skin is thinner, hormones fluctuate rapidly.
Consult you doctor for any risk you may have while having microdermabrasion.

It is not only microdermabrasion that should be avoided of during pregnancy and nursing years but all other treatments such as laser or application of harsh chemicals should be strictly avoided.

Other risk factors:

  • Active Acne Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Auto-immune disorder
  • Tumors and warts
In most microdermabrasion, aluminum oxide particles are used to scrub the skin. These particles are harmful for persons having sensitive skin.

What about microdermabrasion with accutane?
Accutane increases the sensitivity of skin, so any other skin treatment options with or without accutane should be adopted. Accutane or Isotretinoin is a synthetic anti acne medication, although it is very effective, it has hundreds of drastic side effects.

Frequent Side Effects of Microdermabrasion:

  • Light and dark patches of melanin
  • Scaring
  • Extreme dry skin
  • Skin discoloration
  • Chemical peeling may produce allergic effects
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Respiratory problem

Conclusion:
Although microdermabrasion is considered effective and safest acne treatment, it has variety of side effects that may lead to aggravation of skin problems. Teens under 14 should not have microdermabrasion. Do not use microdermabrasion kits out there unless you consult with your doctor.

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