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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 safe for skin with rosacea? I have some rosacea on my face – will microdermabrasion help with this or make it worse? .

Rosacea: Microdermabrasion could very well irritate and flare sensitive skin associated with rosacea. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion effective for rosacia?

Is microdermabrasion effective for rosacia?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion may not be a good answer for rosacea as they can irritate the skin. If you think you have rosacea, you may want to consider a laser procedure, or seeking topical medications from your dermatologist. ...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 cause scarring?

Can microdermabrasion cause scarring?

Yes: Each person's scarring pattern is unique to that person, so you need to take that into account for any surgery. That being said, microdermabrasion is one of the least scarring types of procedures. ...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?

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

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How many microdermabrasions are needed to reduce pores?

How many microdermabrasions are needed to reduce pores?

Abrasions: Each abrasion will slightly reduce pits in the skin. The number of abrasions will depend on how you feel about the results. Most people get best results from prescription meds. Control the acne and the face gradually heals. Realize that no other person looks at your face 3 inches away from a magnifying mirror in a bright light. ...Read more

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Can I go for facial massage right after microdermabrasion?

Probably: If it is truly microdermabrasion and not dermabrasion. The difference being that dermabrasion removes the epithelium and would need to recover before a facial. ...Read more

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Microdermabrasion: what should I go for laser or microderm?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are two distinctly different treatments. The decision on which would be best will depend onyourskin condition and whatyouaretrying to achieve. ...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 types of creams should I use at home after microdermabrasion?

CeraVe or Cetaphil: The skin may be a little red or irritated after microdermabrasion so it helps to apply a light moisturizer such as cetaphil or cerave or aveeno (oatmeal) or eucerin lotion. If you feel some itching or burning or irritation even after applying a moisturizer then you may want to try a Hydrocortisone cream (ie: cortaid). Some people may need something stronger which your doctor would need to prescribe for you. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis but want to have microdermabrasion, can I still do that?

I have psoriasis but want to have microdermabrasion, can I still do that?

Yes: The microdermabrasion will not generally cause psoriasis on the face. If however the psoriasis's on your hairline I would suggest a light chemical peel instead. ...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 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?

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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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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Is microdermabrasion an effective anti-aging method?

Not exactly.: By itself microdermabrasion only removes the top surface of the skin. However, this makes your skin more porous so anti-aging preparations or laser treatments will be better absorbed. You can accomplish the same thing with a scrub or a gommage. Done regularly, any exfoliation method will teach your skin to "turn itself over" which will reduce the outward signs of aging. ...Read more

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How does microdermabrasion differ from exfoiliating?

More depth: Microdermabrasion is one of the more extreme ways to exfoliate by "sandblasting" with small crystals. Exfoliation in general means removing some of the outer layers of dead skin to freshen the appearance and allow better penetration of products. This can be done with mild chemicals or abrasive scrubs. The mechanical means of microdermabrasion is felt to be more thorough. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to have microdermabrasions?

No Age Limit: There is no age limit in performing the procedure. ...Read more

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What should I expect from my first microdermabrasion?

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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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How different is profesional and home microdermabrasion?

Deeper Treatment: Devices designed for home use are usually very "watered down". Manufacturers do not want to get sued because people misuse their products. Microdermabrasion machines used by professionals will give you a much deeper exfoliation with stronger suction to clean out your pores. The advantage of home use products is that you may be able to do it more regularly because it's cheaper. ...Read more

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How can I get the most benefits from my microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion: My aesthetician's patients have found that dermaplaning (which is done with a blade that gives an aggressive exfoliation) is much more effective than microdermabrasion. Make sure that the person performing the procedure is well qualified. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more