Two days ago, I got a microdermabrasion treatment. I was told that there would be no downtime, but now my skin is red and puffy and horrible looking! Did something go wrong with my treatment to make my skin look so bad?
The microdermabrasion treatments normally have no downtime and only some mild redness. It is possible that either your provider performed a chemical peel to your face at the same time as the microdermabrasion treatment or you are having a reaction to some of the skin care products your provider has given you following your microdermabrasion treatments. I would stop all products and call your provider as they may recommend either a hypoallergenic moisturizer or even a steroid if the swelling is profound.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld