Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These symptoms usually go away a few hours after treatment. They may recommend using a moisturizer to minimize dry, flaky skin. Any discomfort experienced as part of microdermabrasion is usually short-lived.
This can include redness and swelling, which should go away within a few hours. Later on, you can expect your skin to be scaly and dry for several days. You'll have no downtime or recovery period. Some patients' skin turns pink or red.
The skin may swell up a little. These side effects are similar to having a sunburn or a windburn for a day or two. During this time, some patients feel uncomfortable returning to work or being out in public. After dermabrasion, the treated skin will be red and swollen.
The swelling will start to subside in a few days or a week, but it can last for weeks or even months.