After dermabrasion, the treated skin will be red and swollen. You may notice small white bumps (milia) on the treated skin. Because of the abrasive nature of the treatment, skin inflammation is a common side effect. People who received the treatment report swelling, redness, and tenderness immediately afterwards.
Does your skin look a little dull and feel a little rough? No matter how hard you try, home exfoliation isn't usually effective enough to sustainably combat many skin problems, especially uneven skin texture and tone, and in fact, many store-bought products and home scrubs only serve to irritate the skin even more. Instead of making your skin problems worse, you need to find a better solution. At Dermanuva, we believe that microdermabrasion is one of the best routes to perfect skin. After microdermabrasion is performed, the treated skin may be pink or red and slightly swollen, which is temporary and will disappear in about a day.
Rarely, patients may experience bruising, burning, stinging, or become extremely sensitive to sunlight. Patients should be advised to see their doctor if symptoms do not go away within 24 hours. The results at home will be milder because the microdermabrasion machines used in a licensed dermatologist's office have greater abrasion and suction capacity than retail devices. The most common application method involves the use of a specialized microdermabrasion machine that is scraped along the top layer of the skin.
The recent availability of microdermabrasion products and devices at home, together with the “do it yourself” movement and the abundance of tutorial videos available, have made more patients interested in performing microdermabrasion treatments themselves at home.