Microdermabrasion & Psoriasis

I’m getting married in 13 days!!! Like every other bride out there, I picture a perfect day, gliding down the aisle arm and arm with the Mickster (AKA: DaddyO) in my white gown and flawless skin walking towards my handsome groom.

Then I snap back into reality and I know it won’t be “perfect” in the traditional sense. It will be “perfect” because its our wedding day and I get to marry the love of my life and celebrate with all the people who mean the most to us. I know that at some point, probably many points, something will go wrong. Most likely I’ll trip at some point, someone might not show up, the DJ might play a dud and I know that I won’t have flawless skin. My psoriasis is a part of me and it’ll be a part of my wedding day. I’m still hoping for a minor miracle and it goes away, but realistically it’s coming down the aisle with me.

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Yesterday, I had a facial appointment so my face will look squeaky clean and glowing that day. My original appointment was for a facial and microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is basically an exfoliation technique. It’s ideal for deep-cleaning your pores and a myriad of other things. It reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. It can erase sun damage and minor scars. And it can help brighten your complexion, rejuvenate your skin, give you a more youthful look, and of course, make your skin feel soft and smooth.

When I started discussing my skin with the technician, I mentioned that I had psoriasis and she immediately suggested against the microdermabrasion as it could make my skin more blotchy and irritated. Instead she suggested a lactic chemical peel to avoid any skin mishaps with only 2 weeks to go. Skin-resurfacing techniques could cause trauma that leads to Koebnerization and psoriatic changes in previously healthy skin.

I was glad I went with her suggestion to avoid it, there are so many other things to think about!!

Just A Girl With Spots

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5 thoughts on “Microdermabrasion & Psoriasis

  1. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Have a great day and a wonderful life together. I think it is safe to say that this is the one day you should allow yourself to shirk from a psoriasis friendly diet:-)

  2. Has anyone heard about trying silica for psoriasis? I was reading on Nat’l Center for Homeopathy website (http://www.silivingwater.com/psoriasis-treatment) about a silica water bath. Evidently he had great success with his patients. Silica is supposed to be helpful for skin issues such as boils, lessions, splinters, and systs. Not sure if I fit the overall patient profile for silica, though. And I’m not sure if I am brave enough to try it.

  3. Have a happy married life!

    I also have psoriasis and my scalp psoriasis is the worst one. I heard about indigo naturalis recently and tried it, there has been good improvement. Will keep you posted about it. I bought it from http://www.indigo-botanicals.com. You can also check it out and let other people with psoriasis know about it.

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