Can microdermabrasion help with Keratosis Pilaris?

Ever wondered what those little bumps on the back of your arms were? Keratosis Pilaris are caused by a build up of keratin in the hair follicle.

Keratosis Pilaris

We know, it sounds technical! Keratosis pilaris is the name for those little bumps you get on the back of the arms, that make your skin feel rough a bit like permanent goosebumps. They basically happens when too much keratin builds up in your hair follicles giving it a bumpy texture.  Not life threatening or harmful in any way, but for many of us – super annoying and we want rid! So what can we do?


Microdermabrasion is brilliant for sloughing off old dead skin cells and so these little bumps don’t stand a chance! During microdermabrasion the exfoliating crystals will knock away the build up around the follicle smoothing and polishing the surface. Book yourself a course of treatments now.

What else can MD treat?

Microdermabrasion is a seriously effective treatment, a course of treatments can really help with problematic skin concerns. Here we talk about just a few of these concerns.


Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of pigmentation but results will depend how deep the pigmentation sits within the skin. Your therapist will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment, There are several causes of pigmentation,

  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Pregnancy
  • Spraying perfume before going in the sun can cause a type of pigmentation called Poikiloderma of Civatte

Weekly microdermabrasion treatments are can help to bring pigmentation to the surface and ultimately remove by working down the layers and stimulating cell renewal to rid yourself of the unwanted pigmentation.

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Microdermabrasion treatments can really make a difference to acne sufferers. The exfoliating crystals will help to remove blemishes and dead skin that builds up around the area where your spots have healed. Your therapist will be careful not to go over any active areas ensuring that bacteria isn’t spread across the skin. However, working aournd these areas helps to stimulate healing and so you may find your spots heal more quickly than normal. You can also suffer what we call a ‘healing crisis’, in the process of stimulating cell renewal you can suffer breakouts after microdermabrasion. Peservere, the skin is purging and bringing impurities to the surface and in the long run you will see the benefits.

Acne scarring

Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen and elastin production during a microdermabrasion treatment and these are both important to your skin’s health and appearance. This combined combined with the removal of built-up dead skin cells, helps to stimulate cell renewal and restore a smooth texture to the skin and diminish the appearance of scarring.