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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What cream can I use after microdermabrasion at home? Do i need to wash my face with a cleanser after I do it or is the cream applied after enough?
Eucerin: Eucerin or and vitamtamina and d over the counter will do. ...Read more
Are there any creams on treating very very very small icepick scars ? Maybe microdermabrasion at home ? I don't have insurance for a dermatologist
NO: The creams won't help, but getting a needle roller may be the trick you need. Good luck. ...Read more
I want to get rid of deep acne scars.Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light
Professional help: I am sorry you tried worthless cures, and if someone charged you money for "blue light" therapy, I would urge you to contact your local prosecuting attorney. Pills and creams won't touch these. You'll need to get with a specialist dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser work. Especially, if you see a kid whose acne is being neglected, say something. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Be careful!: Be careful. There are some nice light hydroxyacid peels that are take home and many nice micro exfoliating cleansers. Aside from those i would not try to get too creative. There are many risks to diy peeling and dear abrasion. ...Read more
Might need delay: While both can be used on the same patient, there are reasons why they may need to be separated by days, weeks, or months, depending on individual doctor recommendation and experience. One of retin-a's effects is to thin the top layer of skin. This might interfere with healing or affect amount of irritation from microdermabrasion. Both can be beneficial, but need to be used carefully. ...Read more
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include laser, microderm, or subscision. ...Read more
Bad idea.: You wouldn't attempt to pull your own teeth, or take out your own appendix -- so why would you apply caustic chemicals to your own face? Only an experienced professional knows which combination of chemicals will work best on your particular type of skin, how long to leave them on, etc. You could scar yourself for life, trying to save a few bucks. Don't do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please let me know if there is any way to do a home microdermabrasion or skin-peeling without visiting a dermatologist?
Peeling: I do not know of any microdermabrasion that's a home kit. The microderm requires a good technique and could harm you. THe peel on the other hand can be done at home but the concentration of the agent will be low. Again you can harm yourself with a medical grade peel. THe peels you can get are salicylic acid 2-5% and glycolic acid likely 5-12%. ...Read more
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