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What is microderm abrasion?

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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exfoliation

Microdermabrasion is a way of mechanically exfoliating the dead skin from the surface of your skin while using suction to remove debris from the pores.
A "sandblasting technique using a spray of aluminum crystals is the most popular method, but crystal free methods using fine diamond dust embedded into a want is a better alternative.

In brief: Exfoliation

Microdermabrasion is a way of mechanically exfoliating the dead skin from the surface of your skin while using suction to remove debris from the pores.
A "sandblasting technique using a spray of aluminum crystals is the most popular method, but crystal free methods using fine diamond dust embedded into a want is a better alternative.
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Superficial peel

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. Many dermatology offices offer mda. Insurance rarely if ever pays for it, however.

In brief: Superficial peel

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. Many dermatology offices offer mda. Insurance rarely if ever pays for it, however.
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