Do Not Try Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments At Home

Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments

Taking care of skin is a very delicate affair especially if you’re still new to it. It can get costly and time-consuming and it’s not surprising that many people try to take shortcuts, prioritising low costs and convenient quick fixes over quality and long-lasting solutions. One such cosmetic procedure that people tend to skimp on is microdermabrasion, a non-invasive and anti-ageing technique that gives you more glowing, smoother, and younger-looking skin. 

Microdermabrasion is like sanding one’s skin, removing its top layer. Fine crystals are first sprayed on the skin and then gently exfoliated. Exfoliation involves the use of a mildly abrasive tool that rubs against the skin. This rubbing and stimulation of the skin triggers collagen production and new skin cell growth, restoring the skin’s youthful glow and improving tone and appearance. 

Why Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments At Home Can Be Dangerous

Swan Skin’s microdermabrasion treatment in Melbourne is one of the best facial treatments to target uneven skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and shrink pores when carried out by a skin specialist. But when it’s attempted at home, DIY microdermabrasion might not be as effective. In this article, we’ll take a look at how doing it yourself could lead to negative consequences and may even be hazardous for your skin in the long run.

Worsening Existing Skin Conditions

Rubbing the skin improperly or too aggressively during exfoliation can worsen existing skin ailments and cause skin irritation. Many people seek microdermabrasion to treat their acne, but the wrong approach can end up making the acne more noticeable. If you have rosacea, active acne, or any other inflammatory condition, skincare professionals advise you to be particularly careful from going for DIY microdermabrasion.

Quality Of Products Varies

While microdermabrasion facial treatments are fairly straightforward facial treatment, the materials, tools, and products used for it can vary in terms of quality. When you go to a certified and reliable esthetician or cosmetic dermatologist, you will get the best treatment from medical grade and highest-quality aluminum chloride crystals. If instead, you choose an over-the-counter DIY solution, you’ll most likely not find comparable medical-grade options and you’ll definitely get the same results. That’s why it’s important to investigate the materials you’ll have to purchase to avoid harming your skin. If you go for professional microdermabrasion, you won’t have to deal with these kinds of issues.

You Might Neglect Necessary Preparation

Proper preparation is key to protecting your skin and getting long-lasting results. This applies to all kinds of cosmetic facial treatments. When you consult a professional, they’ll give you detailed steps and instructions on how to prepare – what to do and what not to do – before your appointment. Generally, you should avoid using products containing hydroxy acids, retinol, or any irritating exfoliating products at least a week before your microdermabrasion facial treatment. You can find this information online from reliable sources, but for specific skin conditions, individual consultations with specialists will help you avoid unforeseen problems.

Possibility Of Risks And Side Effects

Much like any other skin treatment, microdermabrasion comes with its share of potential risks and side effects. Whether administered by an expert or by yourself, there could be redness, swelling, bruising, stinging, or increased sunlight sensitivity. These side effects are mild and don’t last long.

It’s best to stay in touch with a professional and have their contact information if you experience complications later on. They’ll make sure to address any such concerns before and after your procedure.


There are lots of skin treatments available these days that you can safely do in the comfort of your home. They may involve a variety of procedures, tools, and products. But when it comes to slightly complex procedures like microdermabrasion, it’s best to have it done under the care of skin specialists. DIY-ing can be risky, and the results might not be worth the effort. Instead, they can cause skin problems and exacerbate existing conditions. 

Looking for experienced microdermabrasion professionals for the best facial treatment in Melbourne? We’ll take care of you at Swan Skin and Body Solutions. Call or book online to set up a consultation with us today.

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