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Would microdermabrasion help remove red marks caused by picking?

Also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, this redness is the result of your skin protecting itself from trauma. Your skin needs to prevent infection when it gets picked, so it initiates an immune system response.  This leads to increased blood flow to the area and floods your skin with white cells to fight any bad bacteria. 

Given time, the redness in the area will fade, but you may be left with permanent scarring thanks to the damage caused. You can speed up the healing process and reduce the possibility of noticeable scarring with Microdermabrasion. This is especially effective for redness that is widespread and hard to get rid of – such as the redness caused by acne. So how does it work? Read on to find out.

What IS Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a deeply exfoliating facial treatment. During treatment a jet of abrasive microcrystals are passed over your skin, lifting away dead skin, excess oil and grime. The debris produced by this is then instantly vacuumed away by the SkinBase Microdermabrasion handset. The treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the skin and also stimulates microcirculation and collagen production. Skin is left clear, smooth and perfectly clean. 

Improve skin texture

Acne can cause pitted scarring, which is hard, if not impossible, to hide with makeup. The stimulation of collagen production helps to plump up these areas. Combined with the removal of built-up dead skin cells, this helps to restore a smooth texture to the skin. Removing dead skin also helps to speed up your skin’s cell renewal process – this is very important for reducing scarring as the damaged cells are replaced more quickly. 

Enhances healing

If you still have active breakouts, Microdermabrasion will help reduce redness and inflammation, stimulating the circulation and allowing swelling to reduce. The increase in collagen production also stimulates healing. This healing action still works even if you’ve picked at your spots. You just have to wait for the broken skin to heal over, and then your therapist will be able to treat them directly. 

Prevent further breakouts

Another benefit to Microdermabrasion is its deep cleansing action. This helps to remove excess oil, which can otherwise settle in the pores causing blockages and blackheads, leading to spots. The removal of dead skin cells is also vital for the prevention of spots. The exfoliation helps to bring pre-existing pore blockages to the surface and clear them away. So even if you have the makings of a spot deep inside your skin, a Microdermabrasion facial will help to eliminate it before it gets inflamed. The best way to prevent red marks and scars is to reduce the chances of getting spots in the first place, and Microdermabrasion is the ideal treatment for this.  

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