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How many microdermabrasions are needed to reduce pores?

How many microdermabrasions are needed to reduce pores?

Abrasions: Each abrasion will slightly reduce pits in the skin. The number of abrasions will depend on how you feel about the results.Most people get best results from prescription meds. Control the acne and the face gradually heals. Realize that no other person looks at your face 3 inches away from a magnifying mirror in a bright light. ...Read more

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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Advice? Would microdermabrasion help with blackheads spots and large pores?

Advice? Would microdermabrasion help with blackheads spots and large pores?

Probably: Microdermabrasion, peels, and laser resurfacing can all help with large pores. The difference is that it may take quite a few microdermabrasion treatments to see a significant improvement. Deeper peels or laser treatments will likely give you a faster and more significant improvement. However there may be a few days of a recovery period with the more aggressive treatments ...Read more

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How different is profesional and home microdermabrasion?

Deeper Treatment: Devices designed for home use are usually very "watered down". Manufacturers do not want to get sued because people misuse their products. Microdermabrasion machines used by professionals will give you a much deeper exfoliation with stronger suction to clean out your pores. The advantage of home use products is that you may be able to do it more regularly because it's cheaper. ...Read more

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How can I get the most benefits from my microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion: My aesthetician's patients have found that dermaplaning (which is done with a blade that gives an aggressive exfoliation) is much more effective than microdermabrasion. Make sure that the person performing the procedure is well qualified. ...Read more

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Can I use scrubs as an alternative for a microdermabrasion?

Controversial: The particles in scrubs at generally larger than those used in microdermabrasion and do not always accomplish as uniform an exfoliation. ...Read more

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How much time should you leave in between microdermabrasion sessions?

Week or so.: These are mild/ minimal exfoliative treatments. That last only a week or so. So it depends on your budget and how much benefit you see from it. ...Read more

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Typically, how many sessions of microdermabrasion does a person need?

Typically, how many sessions of microdermabrasion does a person need?

Depends...: ...On what you want it to do. Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling procedure that removes or lessens surface discoloration and sun damage. There is little or no recovery time, but a series of them is usually required. In general, i've seldom seen significant improvement with less than 5 or 6 sessions. ...Read more

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What are some methods to doing a microdermabrasion with home ingredients?

Be careful!: Be careful. There are some nice light hydroxyacid peels that are take home and many nice micro exfoliating cleansers. Aside from those i would not try to get too creative. There are many risks to diy peeling and dear abrasion. ...Read more

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Can microdermabrasion cause scarring?

Can microdermabrasion cause scarring?

Yes: Each person's scarring pattern is unique to that person, so you need to take that into account for any surgery. That being said, microdermabrasion is one of the least scarring types of procedures . ...Read more

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Can microdermabrasion reverse sun-damage?

Can microdermabrasion reverse sun-damage?

Sun damage: Technically no. Microdermabrasion can improve ones appearance. However, the term "sun-damage" means more than just external and visible damage to the skin. Ultraviolet radiation can cause changes to the superficial dermis that microdermabrasion (or dermabrasion) cannot reach. ...Read more

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Can I use microdermabrasion for dark spots?

Can I use microdermabrasion for dark spots?

Partial treatment: True microdermabrasion versus dermabrasion does not fully extend down to the dermis where one must go to eliminate the vast majority of dark spots. However microdermabrasion may help some of the dark spots caused by superficial epidermal lesions and may help the penetration of other medications such as retin a, (tretinoin) hydroquinone, kojic acid and other bleaching agents which may lie deeper in the epiderm. ...Read more

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How does microdermabrasion differ from exfoliating?

How does microdermabrasion differ from exfoliating?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is performed with a physical instrument to sand off the outermost layer of skin. Exfoliation is simply the outermost keratin layer peeling off naturally or with chemicals. ...Read more

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What facewash is good to use after microdermabrasion?

Something mild: Your esthetician or doctor should offer an appropriate facewash to follow your microdermabrasion. I like skin medica's cleansers--they have a sensitive skin cleanser that might be good for you. ...Read more

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Can i go for facial massage right after microdermabrasion?

Probably: If it is truly microdermabrasion and not dermabrasion. The difference being that dermabrasion removes the epithelium and would need to recover before a facial. ...Read more

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Microdermabrasion: what should I go for laser or microderm?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are two distinctly different treatments. The decision on which would be best will depend onyourskin condition and whatyouaretrying to achieve. ...Read more

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How long does your face stay reddish after microdermabrasion?

How long does your face stay reddish after microdermabrasion?

Depends...: ...On your skin type and sensitivity, and how vigorous the treatment was. Many of our patients stay red for only a few minutes. I've never seen redness last for more than an hour or two. ...Read more