Many people with rosacea would like to clear their skin up. Naturally, they turn to the most popular skin treatments in order to do that. Microdermabrasion treatments are extremely popular and effective, either at home with your own machine or in a spa for a professional treatment. Before making that spa appointment, though, consider if it is the best option for your skin and rosacea.
Should you get rosacea microdermabrasion treatments? Does microdermabrasion even work for rosacea? And, which is better for rosacea-home microdermabrasion or spa/professional treatments?
All those questions answered below.
Should treatments for your rosacea?
Typically, microdermabrasion is not an optimal treatment for rosacea. However, microderm can be beneficial for your rosacea if you have mild acne and enlarged pores with your rosacea. Or, skin that has been sun damaged, skin with blotches, milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, light scars or scarring, light wrinkles, fine lines, and keratosis.
Does microdermabrasion work to get rid of rosacea?
It can work to lessen the treatments mentioned above to give the non-rosacea impacted skin a healthier, younger, and more vibrant feel as it removes dead skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells that appear with more collage and elastin. However, microdermabrasion is not primarily a rosacea skin treatment.
Home microdermabrasion Rosacea or Professional Treatments?
For those with sensitive skin, we always recommend home microdermabrasion treatments. Check out or “what is microdermabrasion page” here.
One, professional microderm machines are more aggressive and may actually cause break outs and raw skin for those with sensitive skin.
Two, to treat most skin conditions with microderm you would need 6 to 8 treatments on a weekly basis. This gets costly at an average of around $90 per treatment. (See our cost analysis page).
While microdermabrasion is typically a non-invasive treatment it does play havoc when the machine suction is too aggressive. With a home microdermabrasion machine they are usually less powerful and you can give yourself treatments at lower setting a couple of times per week until you have reached the level of beautiful, younger skin that you’re looking for.
Source: International Rosacea Foundation