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How Often Can You Have Microdermabrasion Treatments Done To Your Face
Microdermabrasion: Can be performed as often as every 1 week in certain circumstances. Most patients will find that they settle into a monthly routine, unless they are treating a specific condition like acne (which usually pairs salicylic acid treatments with microderm). The treatment by design only goes a few microns into the epidermis, so it is a gently treatment - despite the sound of it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasers are better: There is no simple answer because there are so many different laser treatments available and everyone's skin is different. In general though lasers are more effective than microdermabrasion, because laser treatments are a medical procedure while microderm is s spa procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options are avail including microdermabrasion. ...Read more
Peel does more!: A chemical peel will remove the top layers of skin, including living cells, thus requiring healing, and stimulating new collagen in the dermis and epithelial cells on the surface. Microdermabrasion generally removes only the topmost dead layers of skin cells, leaving the skin softer but not requiring healing. Laser resurfacing and surgical dermabrasion also remove living tissue and yield results! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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