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Does microdermabrasion work to get rid of superficial skin markings?

Does microdermabrasion work to get rid of superficial skin markings?

Microdermabrasion: Microderm by nature only gets into the epidermis of the skin (and usually only a few microns deep). The primary effect is to give the skin a more healthy glow by deeply exfoliating the surface. Certain procedures combine microderm with facial treatments such as skin lighteners, antioxidants, acne therapy, hydration, etc. Over time these treatments may help to reduce skin markings. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Ann Hern
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Microdermabrasion (Definition)

A spray of fine crystals or a wand embedded with and abrasive material such as diamond dust is used to scrape a layer of dead skin off your face. Suction is used to remove debris from clogged pores. Microdermabrasion can help stimulate collagen and lighten ...Read more


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What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins? I have noticeable spider veins on my legs and would feel more comfortable wearing summer clothes if I could get rid of them. Do rejuvenation skin care treatments like microdermabrasion

What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins? I have noticeable spider veins on my legs and would feel more comfortable wearing summer clothes if I could get rid of them. Do rejuvenation skin care treatments like microdermabrasion

Spider: Spider veins are visible veins in the skin, most often occuring on the legs. What are termed "spider veins" are usually flat red or blue fine lines. However, these can bulge above the skin and can cause pain, itching or bleeding, but most are cosmetic concerns. Skin treatments alone are usually not effective for spider vein removal and potentially could make them slightly worse if the skin is injured or traumatized. Depending on the size of the spider veins these can be very effectively treated with injections (medium and small veins) or with laser (small veins). Once veins are treated they go away, but new ones can form over time. Bruising and discoloration are common after any vein treatment, and are worse for larger veins. I would suggest that any procedures done for spider veins be done several months before you want to wear summer clothes! ...Read more

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I want to get rid of deep acne scars. Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

I want to get rid of deep acne scars. Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

Professional help: I am sorry you tried worthless cures, and if someone charged you money for "blue light" therapy, I would urge you to contact your local prosecuting attorney. Pills and creams won't touch these. You'll need to get with a specialist dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser work. Especially, if you see a kid whose acne is being neglected, say something. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How is microdermabrasion better than cleansing scrubs? They both take off dead skin, right? So why should I pay so much for treatment?

More agreesive: Microdermabrassion performed by a dermatologist palstic surgeon or esthetician moves deeper in to the dermis that overther counter treatmentsw. ...Read more

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Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. Eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. Eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

None of these!!!!: There are several effective therapies to control and improve seborrheic skin. The exact treatment varies with the specific case. You have indulged in useless speculation when you need to describe the appearance and distribution of your condition to provide details necessary for suggestions about treatments. ...Read more

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How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

Scars/ imperfections: Microdermabrasion can be used to improve the look of acne scars. It exfoliates outer layers of dead skin. There are newer techniques available that are more popular. If you are looking for treatment of acne- recommend a visit to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can skin therapists do serious damage with microdermabrasion?

Generally not: If too agressive, could cause scarring I guess or pigment changes in darker skin people. I don't think microdermabrasion works well at all. ...Read more

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Is it safe to perform microdermabrasion on bum skin? (I have dark bum). - Thanks a lot.

Is it safe to perform microdermabrasion on bum skin? (I have dark bum). - Thanks a lot.

Do you mean buttocks: Why would you??? Any kind of abrasion there is likely to result in DARKER skin as post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. And try to keep it out of the sun, do not go tanning. ...Read more

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How often can you have a microdermabrasion treatment?

As long as $$$ lasts: Microdermabrasion removes only the topmost dead layers of your skin, so no healing is involved, and your skin feels as smooth as baby skin for a short period until the next layer of living cells "push" the dead topmost layers to the surface again! You can actually microdermabrade too much if you remove tissues to the living, bleeding cells so that healing is required (like "regular" dermabrasion). ...Read more

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What changes after one treatment of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion removes the most superficial aspect of the superficial skin. By removing the dead skin, the surface is smoother and refreshed. Because the treatment is superficial, the results are temporary and a series of treatments is usually required to see results. ...Read more

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