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What are the differences between dermabrasion and salabrasion?

What are the differences between dermabrasion and salabrasion?

See details: Dermabrasion can refer to any process in which the skin surface is abraded, but usually refers to the use of a mechanical rotary device similar to a "sander." salabrasion specifically refers to the use of a concentrated saline solution (saltwater) to perform the abrasion. ...Read more

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Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
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Dermabrasion (Definition)

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure designed to gently remove the outer layers of skin. It is commonly performed to improve the appearance of the skin, camouflage scars, and remove irregularities of the skin. A brush or diamond fraise is commonly used for this procedure ...Read more


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Please help! what is the difference between dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and dermabrasion?

Big dif: The former is basically exfoliation- removal of dead outer skin cells sort of buffing the skin. The latter removes living cells at a deeper level and actually addresses wrinkles. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and dermabrasion?

Depth!: Dermaplaning: scraping the skin with a scalpel blade held perpendicular to the skin so as to remove dead layers only. Microdermabrasion: a rotating burr or abrasive crystals blown against the skin removes the dead layers and a tiny amount of live skin to help with fine wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and adult acne. Dermabrasion: more invasive / removes part of the live skin for acne scars / creases ...Read more

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How frequently can I do dermabrasions? Thanks.

How frequently can I do dermabrasions? Thanks.

There is no: "simple" answer to this question.....the skin must "calm down" after each treatment. YOUR DERMATOLOGIST is the best source for an answer in YOUR case! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion: Controlled deep abrasion (wearing away) of the upper to mid layers of the skin with any variety of strong abrasive devices including a wire brush, diamond wheel or fraise, sterilized sandpaper, salt crystals, or other mechanical means to reduce wrinkling and improve appearance. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Probably not: This procedure is basically a gentle scraping of your skin to smoothen it. It can be irritating...Thus your doc may use a topical anesthetic before the procedure is done...So needle is not really needed in this case.... ...Read more

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For how long should I be avoiding sun exposure after dermabrasion?

For how long should I be avoiding sun exposure after dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion causes the treated skin to be pink or pale red in color while the skin is healing. Sun exposure during the healing phase can produce hyperpigmentation or dark colored skin. Sun exposure should be avoided until the skin treated by dermabrasion returns to normal color. ...Read more

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Does micro-dermabrasion help diminish/remove fine lines or is that hype?

Does micro-dermabrasion help diminish/remove fine lines or is that hype?

Yes and No: Microdermabrasion is an excellent modality for skin texture, but unless you are very young, it will probably not give you as large a result as you want. I use microdermabrasion in conjunction with broadband light, fractional resurfacing, and injectable modalities to bring about greater results. ...Read more

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How long is benefit from face microdermabrasion or dermabrasion procedures?

How long is benefit from face microdermabrasion or dermabrasion procedures?

Minimal; Long-term: Microdermabrasion removes only the dead outer layers of the skin surface and does not require healing, only moisturizer. The results are soft, smooth skin until the next layers come to the surface (days). Dermabrasion actually removes epidermis and upper dermis, causing wounds that require healing, but give long-lasting improvements, but not elimination of acne scars or superficial facial wrinkles. ...Read more

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