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Microdermabrasion Myths You Should Ignore

Microdermabrasion is a popular, non-invasive form of powerful exfoliation. The process can help improve the texture of your skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Microdermabrasion is not exactly a new phenomenon. Yet, there are a variety of myths that surround the treatment. If you have considered this option, learn about some of the myths so that you can make the most informed decision. 

Pain Is Involved

Exfoliation is the removal of the dead skin layer. To some people, the idea of removing a layer of skin sounds painful. However, microdermabrasion is the gentle removal of the dead layer. When the right materials are used, the treatment is pain-free, both during the procedure and once you leave the office. You can have the treatment performed and go right back on with your life.

Skin Damage Could Occur

When it comes to microdermabrasion, who performs the procedure is very important. Whether or not you have the process performed by a professional will determine the success of the treatment, as well as the risk for any skin damage. Provided you have the procedure performed in a medical office, there is no risk for damage to your skin. The treatment is performed using a small scraping tool that gently removes the layers of skin without causing any irritation. 

Benefits Are Short-Lived

Don't believe the idea that the benefits of microdermabrasion are short-lived; the opposite is instead true. Particularly when it comes to someone who has never had the treatment performed, the difference in the appearance of the skin is both immediately noticeable and creates a vibrant glow over their skin that will last for a considerable time. Unlike some other treatments, microdermabrasion does not typically have to be repeated frequently. So, you can expect to enjoy healthy-looking skin for some time. 

At-Home Options Are Just as Good

If you walk down a beauty aisle in your local store, you're likely to find a microdermabrasion kit you can use at home. While some of these kits may offer some benefits, don't expect to receive the same benefits you would in an office. Microdermabrasion systems intended for home use don't use the same tools as in-office kits. As a result, the systems are not able to remove as much dead skin as the tools the professionals use, which makes them less effective. 

A myth about microdermabrasion should not deter you from this treatment. While there are no dangerous risks involved, the treatment may not be for every person. Sit down and speak with a professional who can explain the process to you in detail and help you determine whether you're an ideal candidate.