Is it advisable to have microdermabrasion if you have rosecia?
Can I Have Microdermabrasion if I Have Rosacea?
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Avod Microdermabrasion with Rosacea
Rosacea skin is in a hyperactive, sensitive state. The blood vessels are like switches ready to pull; they will easily dilate and release their fluid.
Microdermabasion can activate these vessels and cause a flaring of your rosacea. I have seen two cases in which microdermabrasion was unfortunately given and a bad flare resulted. One case developed into what we call Rosacea Fulminans. This is a severe flare of Rosacea in which nodules and cysts predominate.
IPL in the green wavelength would be far a more prudent choice.
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Microdermabrasion may increase facial redness associated with Rosacea.
If you have significant facial redness from rosacea, microdermabrasion treatments may exacerbate this. I have found that IPL PhotoFacial treatments are best for reducing facial redness from rosacea. I hope this is helpful for you.
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