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You guys, I tried microdermabrasion today!! And you know what? It was awesome!!
I'm usually a wimp when it comes to exfoliation treatments. Mostly because I have really sensitive skin. Sometimes treatments feel like they are burning my face off or I peel really bad for some crazy amount of time, so I just avoid them all together. My only exfoliation comes from Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant which I do nightly.
But today, this treatment was not so bad! In fact, my esthetician - FOZ - said it would feel like a cat was liking my face, and it totally did. Which made this treatment super tolerable!
Immediately afterward, I noticed that my skin looked super smooth and the wrinkles on my forehead and neck diminished a bit (never seen that before, so it must have needed a good exfoliation!). Also, the big brown age spot on my left cheek was a tiny bit smaller and less noticeable. Anyway, I'll keep you all posted on how things go over the next week, so stay tuned!!
Soooooooo here's an update! Basically after the treatment, my skin was really dry for about 5 days afterward. No peeling, just really parched. I ended up using extra moisturizer and then switched to Dermalogica's Super Rich Repair at night and that seemed to do the trick!
I didn't have any peeling which I LOVED and my skin was really smooth. The brown spots on my face are less noticeable but I think my neck benefited the most from this treatment. It really needed a heavier exfoliation. There is definitely less crepiness and my skin looks younger in that area. (Also, just an FYI for those concerned about skin tags: the skin tags along my neck disappeared for a little while but came back 10-15 days afterward. This treatment did not create any new ones - yay!)
Overall, I think I will incorporate this treatment into my regimen maybe twice a year? As I didn't experience a lot of downtime and I liked the results. So happy my esthetician suggested microdermabrasion!!