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How often can you have microdermabrasion treatments done to your face?

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 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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How often can you have a microdermabrasion treatment?

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 ?

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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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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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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Getting wrinkles now. Any advice on microdermabrasion or lazer treatments?

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 more

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Microdermabrasion for pimples. Is this the best treatment?

Microdermabrasion for pimples. Is this the best treatment?

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

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Which is better for acne: a microdermabrasion treatment or a chemical peel?

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 more

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