To understand why microdermabrasion is bad for Rosacea, you must first understand what Rosacea is.
With Rosacea, redness and small, dilated blood vessels become very visible and appears as inflammation. With advanced rosacea, the nose may become red and swollen from excess tissue
The redness associated Rosacea becomes more persistent as the condition progresses, and you may see bumps and pimples (called papules and pustules) .
Many people mistake rosacea for acne and treat it as if it were acne.
Many rosacea sufferers will see permanent redness, inflammation or a lumpy skin texture on their face.
Some will treat these symptoms with harsh skincare products and treatments, like chemical peels, UV light therapy, dermabrasion or microdermabrasion.
These treatments may clear the skin for a while, but they will also modify the superficial blood vessels which are already severely disturbed by rosacea. Although these treatment will rid of the symptoms for a short while, you are, in effect, aggravating your condition by using such treatments. Your rosacea will only return more aggressively.
Microdermabrasion is known for stimulating collagen production in your skin, although good for most, patients with rosacea already have over-active skin which doesn’t need further stimulation.
It should be known that any suction treatments can cause further damage to micro blood vessels and are not advisable.