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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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Is microdermabrasion effective for rosacia?

Is microdermabrasion effective for rosacia?

Not likely: Microdermabrasion provides superficial exfoliation of the skin. It is not likely to improve rosacea, and may in fact cause it to flare. While rosacea is tough to treat, and skin health is important, i would opt for less traumatic exfoliants and suggest that multiple depth light therapy may have more success. ...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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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

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Can microdermabrasion reverse sun-damage?

Can microdermabrasion reverse sun-damage?

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 more

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Can I use microdermabrasion for dark spots?

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

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How does microdermabrasion differ from exfoliating?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is performed with a physical instrument to sand off the outermost layer of skin. Exfoliation is simply the outermost keratin layer peeling off naturally or with chemicals. ...Read more

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What facewash is good to use after microdermabrasion?

Something mild: Your esthetician or doctor should offer an appropriate facewash to follow your microdermabrasion. I like skin medica's cleansers--they have a sensitive skin cleanser that might be good for you. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more