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Dr. Ann Hern
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Microdermabrasion (Overview)

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 blemishes and fine lines.


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What is microdermabrasion?

What is microdermabrasion?

Skin layer removal: Microdermabrasion is a way of removing a thin layer of dirt and dead skin from your face. A spray of fine crystals or a wand imbedded with an abrasive material such as diamond dust is used along with gentle suction to mechanically scrape and clean the skin. The treatment increases circulation and stimulates collagen growth. There is almost no downtime and minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Ann Hern
116 doctors shared insights

Microdermabrasion (Overview)

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 blemishes and fine lines.


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What should i expect from my first microdermabrasion ?

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What should  i expect from my first microdermabrasion ?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation procedure. It exfoliates the outer layers of the skin making your skin feel smoother and more radiant and fresher after the procedure. It usually requires multiple procedures for maximum effectiveness. For better stronger results fraxel, erbium or pixel laser are suggested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting microdermabrasion?

Superficial: Microdermabrasion is a superficial procedure on the skin which can freshen the appearance of the skin. ...Read more

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Pros and cons for chemical peel vs. Microdermabrasion vs plastic surgery for wrinkles?

Wrinkle treatments: Chemical peels and lasers may be used to treat wrinkles. Different peels and lasers will treat at different depths of the skin. The deeper the treatment, the longer the recovery and the greater the risk for complications to occur. Microdermabrasion will help give a "fresh" appearance to the skin but will likely not significantly improve wrinkles. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of microdermabrasion?

Minimal: Microdermabrasion will only give you some minimal skin glowing that is very short lived. Removes the top layer of dead skin, not deep enough to give you a dramatic or longlasting improvement. ...Read more

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Is applying microdermabrasion dermaroller peeling dose any cream before sleep effective?

May help penetrate: The use of a dermaroller may help the penetration of certain agents into the dermis such as retin a (tretinoin) for facial skin and may help, the penetration of rogaine into the scalp. ...Read more

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What to expect from microdermabrasion?

Not much: A microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of cells, making the skin a little smoother and softer! but the results are short lived. ...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

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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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