A 51-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about the difference between dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and dermabrasion?

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Dr. Steven Harris
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depth!: Dermaplaning: scraping the skin with a scalpel blade held perpendicular to the skin so as to remove dead layers only. Microdermabrasion: a rotating burr or abrasive crystals blown against the skin removes the dead layers and a tiny amount of live skin to help with fine wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and adult acne. Dermabrasion: more invasive / removes part of the live skin for acne scars / creases
Answered on Apr 16, 2015
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