Microdermabrasion sounds too good to be true, a simple procedure that can make your skin look younger in a matter of minutes. There must be a catch, right?! Wrong!
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF MICRODERMABRASION?
There are virtually no risks associated with having microdermabrasion performed by a licensed and skilled esthetician. It’s a totally noninvasive procedure and it doesn’t use any harsh chemicals. It’s gentle enough that you could have it done during your lunch break. In fact, it only takes about 30 minutes, is not painful, and leaves skin immediately refreshed. At worst, you may have some minor redness and increased sensitivity for up to 24 hours. It is extremely important to use proper sun protection following microdermabrasion, as removing the outer layer leaves skin more susceptible to sun damage.
WHAT ABOUT AT HOME MICRODERMABRASION KITS?
Don’t waste your time or money on these. At home microdermabrasion is NOT the same as professional microdermabrasion.
Professional machines are far more powerful than at home machines and a skilled esthetician will remove way more dead, dry skin without causing damage. Also, like a teenager cutting her own bangs in front of a mirror, there’s no protection from taking a little too much off and causing long-term damage. Some things are best left to the pros.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MICRODERMABRASION?
The frequency of treatments varies depending on your skin type and specific needs; it is often between 2-8 weeks. Kara, at Alluring Face Pdx, will help you determine the best course of action for your skin. Go to alluringfacepdx.com to schedule your first microdermabrasion session with Kara right away.
written by Tess Thiringer
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