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Is microdermabrasion an effective anti-aging method?

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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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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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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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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May my dermatoligist perscribe me microdermabrasion so i can use it at home? I have insurance.

You don't need it: Microdermabrasion is a process by which layers of skin are removed. It may reveal the fresher, younger, newer skin, but this skin requires much more protection now than ever before. I don't think that someone your age would benefit for microdermabrasion, quite the contrary. Good luck from nyc. ...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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What is the definition or description of: microdermabrasion?

Exfolliation Facial: 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. ...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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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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How much time should you leave in between microdermabrasion sessions?

Week or so.: These are mild/ minimal exfoliative treatments. That last only a week or so. So it depends on your budget and how much benefit you see from it. ...Read more

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