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What types of creams should I use at home after microdermabrasion?

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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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 applying microdermabrasion dermaroller peeling dose any cream before sleep effective?

Is applying microdermabrasion dermaroller peeling dose any cream before sleep effective?

May help penetrate: The use of a dermaroller may help the penetration of certain agents into the dermis such as retin a (tretinoin) for facial skin and may help, the penetration of rogaine into the scalp. ...Read more

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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

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 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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Can I use microdermabrasion for dark spots?

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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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 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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Can I use scrubs as an alternative for a microdermabrasion?

Controversial: The particles in scrubs at generally larger than those used in microdermabrasion and do not always accomplish as uniform an exfoliation. ...Read more

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What are some methods to doing a microdermabrasion with home ingredients?

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

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Can you use neutrogena microdermabrasion while using retina?

Microdermabrasion : You can use microdermabrasion when on retina , but be very careful. Your skin will be fairly sensitive, so go easy. You may have to back off if you are too irritated. If in doubt , try it first on an inconspicuous area. ...Read more

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How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

Not great: Exfoliation is always good, but its not going to help that much with acne scarring. To really make a difference you need to look at laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Can you use retin-a and still do microdermabrasion?

Can you use retin-a and still do microdermabrasion?

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

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I wanted to know if I can use retin-a and simultantously do microdermabrasion?

Yes: I prescribe Retin-A for almost all of my microdermabrasion patients. They work well together. But i watch them carefully to make sure they don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Which type of microdermabrasion is better for acne scars?

Which type of microdermabrasion is better for acne scars?

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

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Is there a way to do a home microdermabrasion or skin-peeling without going to a dermatologist?

Is there a way to do a home microdermabrasion or skin-peeling without going to a dermatologist?

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 more

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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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How many days after Microdermabrasion can I use Retin-A and Hydroquinone? Thanks.

Ask dermatologist: Who performed the procedure. Since Retin A (tretinoin) is a potent agent which makes your skin peel I would imagine that he would recommend holding off until your skin is recovered fully from the surgery. ...Read more