How do you know if you’re a candidate for the microdermabrasion treatment? If you have dull or dry skin, rough skin texture, hyper pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged or clogged pores; these are just some of the major issues that signify you are the right candidate to receive the microdermabrasion treatment. If you’re a good candidate for this treatment then a good and healthy routine to maintain is to schedule one for every two to four weeks, but each treatment should be two weeks apart.
Due to this specialized treatment being more extreme and powerful than most facials, aestheticians recommend having the microdermabrasion treatment two weeks apart. On an individual basis an aesthetician may examine his or her client and determine that the person has strong enough skin to handle receiving the treatment less than two weeks apart, but this is definitely not the rule but more so a rarity. Your aesthetician is a professional and has accumulated quite an extensive amount of education to gain the knowledge needed to know about the skin and skin care, so it’s unlikely that they will give you wrong information. You will obtain a better outcome if you not only trust the aesthetician, but ask all of the pertinent questions regarding your skin in order to gain the most from the treatment. Remember, this is a case by case basis, therefore, the aesthetician will recommend a different process or routine for each person; this means that you cannot be a carbon copy of another person but rather have your own treatment routine to abide by.
On the other hand, if you are a person who takes anti-coagulants, have active rosacea, fragile capillaries, extensive or widespread acne, skin lesions, vascular or herpetic lesions (herpes), open sores, warts, dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), eczema or psoriasis, lupus, diabetes mellitus (a severe, chronic form of diabetes caused by insufficient production of insulin and resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins), or one form of erythematosus (redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, which is often a sign of inflammation or infection) then you are not the right candidate for the microdermabrasion treatment.
While microdermabrasion works especially well to unclog pores, it also works well for those of you whose skin is too sensitive to use anti-acne drugs like retin-a (retina). Although it’s a more extreme treatment than your normal facial, it may not irritate the skin like retina can do for some skin types, and with the varied levels that the microdermabrasion machine provides you can rest assure that it’s safe enough to exfoliate lips. For those whom should have their lips exfoliated or just want to try it, learn if you can have that included in the treatment or facial.
Now that you are aware if you are the right or wrong candidate for this procedure, you can make a wise decision based on the information presented to you, and can either move forward to scheduling an appointment for yourself or avoiding it.