Is Microdermabrasion safe for very sensitive skin?
I have red hair and very fair, freckly skin. My skin tends to get very red and splotchy, and I would like to address it but don’t want a bad reaction. Is microdermabrasion a good choice?
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Replied on 6/21/2010
By: Laser Lipo and Vein Center | Thomas Wright M.D. F.A.C.P.
When used correctly, microdermabrasion is safe for most skin types. The quality of the machine and the experience of the operator are very important. Be sure that you tell your technicion about your sensitivity before the procedure begins. If you feel anything during the procedure that is painful, have them stop the procedure. While not as pleasant as a facial, microdermabrasion should not be painful.
Replied on 2/18/2010
By: Nova Cosmetic Center | Jan V. Karlin, M.D.
With any skin type and any skin condition, it is always recommended to meet with a professional to make sure you receive and select the best option for you. Sensitive skin types typically can receive Microdermabrasion treatments, providing that the potential patient does not have any underlying issues such as broken capillaries (the tiny red vessels in under your skin) aggravated Rosacea and so on. It is always advisable to seek advice from a professional to make sure the issues you want to address will be successful with the treatment you may be interested in.
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