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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
124 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?

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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How does microdermabrasion work?

Remove skin: MDA is a technique of removing the outer layers of the epidermis without causing a lot of trauma or bleeding. Several things exist from fine sand to diamond tip attached to a suction hose. THe MDA unclogs pores reduces acne and scars. It causes a stimulation of collagin secondary to trauma ...Read more

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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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How useful is microdermabrasion?

Refreshening: MDA is a rather superficial scraping of the outer layers of the skin off with several methods varying from a fine semi sterile sand to a diamond tip scraper. MDA will refresh the texture an tome of the skin after repeated applications it may reduce acne, unclog pores and possibly tighten skin by collagen stimulation ...Read more

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How does microdermabrasion work?

Remove skin: MDA is a technique of removing the outer layers of the epidermis without causing a lot of trauma or bleeding. Several things exist from fine sand to diamond tip attached to a suction hose. THe MDA unclogs pores reduces acne and scars. It causes a stimulation of collagin secondary to trauma ...Read more

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Will microdermabrasion really work?

Will  microdermabrasion really work?

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. It works, if your expectations are realistic, and if you have it done by someone with the proper skills, i.e. Not some nurse's assistant in a spa. ...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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What is Microdermabrasion?how it works?

What is Microdermabrasion?how it works?

Exfoliation: microdermabrasion is the mechanical removal of the upper layer of dead damaged skin cells known as the Stratum Corneum. Exfoliation of this layer of cells stimulates the production of new, healthy cells. ...Read more

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Will microdermabrasion work for me at 50+ ?

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Of: Of course, microdermabrasion exfoliates and smoothes the face. There is no limitation on any adults regardless of age. However if your skin damage is more severe there may be procedures better suited and more helpful for your problem. ...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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How effective is personal microdermabrasion?

How effective is personal microdermabrasion?

Somewhat effective: Portable microdermabrasion devices made for home use tend to be have a very weak suction and abrasive component. Although using these devices is better than doing nothing at all, the effectiveness of home devices do not come close to a professional microdermabrasion. ...Read more