Potential Side Effects of Epidermal Leveling

The Epidermal Leveling procedure is non-invasive and only requires a few minutes of preparation, followed by the actual procedure. The cleanup, following the procedure, also does not require much time. A special blade, known as the Epiblade, is used to remove the dull, top layer of the skin, allowing younger skin to form the top layer.

Some potential side effects of Epidermal Leveling are:

Pain and Discomfort

The first notable side effects of the procedure are the slight pain or discomfort you might experience when the blade is brushed against your skin. The pain is minimal, but can be uncomfortable.

Raw Feeling and Pink Tinge

Following the procedure, your skin might feel a little raw and have a pink tinge, but this will subside soon.

Severe Acne

Other potential side effects of Epidermal Leveling become relevant only if you are not fit for the procedure in the first place. If you are already suffering from severe acne, then you should not undergo this procedure. This is mainly because Epidermal Leveling removes all hair along the top layer of the skin. Since there is no hair to cling on to, all the oil secreted from the sebaceous gland remains below the surface of the skin. These oils, when mixed with other bacterial reserves, will result in a more severe breakout of acne, worsening the situation.

Other Things to Note

You will not be required to ingest anything and no incisions are made on your skin. This further minimizes the side–effects of the procedure. And even though the procedure removes all facial hair, it does not affect the hair growth pattern, or hair texture.

If you have any form of skin inflammation, keloid scars, sunburns or other trauma on the skin, then this procedure is not suited for you. Epidermal Leveling is also not suited for dark skin tones. It is important to note that Epidermal Leveling is only meant for the face and cannot be used on any other area.

Precautionary Measures

In every case, Epidermal Leveling has to be performed by a certified professional and it is imperative, under the guidelines of this certification, that the procedure be performed within a doctor’s office. Therefore, there are minimal risks involved with the procedure at any level, as long as the patient selection is made with integrity. The procedure should only be conducted once per month to avoid any damage to your skin.

After the procedure, you should protect your skin from sun damage by using an effective sunscreen. In fact, you will have to avoid direct sun exposure for 10 days after the procedure to ensure your delicate skin is not damaged. In addition, to avoid any strong reactions, you will have to use only gentle products on your face, avoiding topical Vitamin A and AHA’s in particular. 

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