The most significant advantage of microdermabrasion is its lack of complications. In early years of use, reports allude to redness of the eyes, photophobia, and epiphora after examination by an ophthalmologist. The examination discovered conjunctival congestion, crystals adherent to the cornea, and superficial punctate keratopathy. By means of eye protection, ocular complications are virtually eliminated, but corneal abrasion from stray crystals continues to be a theoretic risk.
Scarring has not been recognized from microdermabrasion, although scarring is theoretically probable when producing any injury to the skin. Then again, microdermabrasion hardly expands through the epidermis, so the depth of injury is very superficial. To say such explains both its advantage and its limitation. Superficial injury denotes prompt healing and recovery with little risk; yet, only superficial skin conditions, such as fine lines, quality of the skin and shallow scars can be addressed.
Bruising and/or swelling– usually at the injection site, this will disappear within a couple of weeks Brown lines or spots – these may appear on the skin at the injection site and occurs when blood escapes from the treated vessel into the skin tissue.
This discolouration is caused by the iron in the blood and will disappear in time. In a small number of people (less than 5%) the brown lines may last up to a year or more. It is not recommended to take iron supplements while having sclerotherapy treatment.