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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
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
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
No: Abrasion of eyelids is impossible. If it were possible it would make the color worse. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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