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Does microdermabrasion work to get rid of superficial skin markings?
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Microdermabrasion
Microderm by nature only gets into the epidermis of the skin (and usually only a few microns deep).
The primary effect is to give the skin a more healthy glow by deeply exfoliating the surface. Certain procedures combine microderm with facial treatments such as skin lighteners, antioxidants, acne therapy, hydration, etc. Over time these treatments may help to reduce skin markings. Hope this helps!

In brief: Microdermabrasion
Microderm by nature only gets into the epidermis of the skin (and usually only a few microns deep).
The primary effect is to give the skin a more healthy glow by deeply exfoliating the surface. Certain procedures combine microderm with facial treatments such as skin lighteners, antioxidants, acne therapy, hydration, etc. Over time these treatments may help to reduce skin markings. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Robert Keller
Agree. By exfoliating the skin, you send a message to the cells underneath to produce new skin, thus "shedding" your skin more frequently. As we age our skin turn over rate decreases giving us a 'waxy' look.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Exfoiation
Microderm is a mechanical exfoliation of the skin.
The skin cells should turnover every six weeks but with age and damage to the skin, this does not occur well. The dead cells that start to accumulate leaving the skin duller and less likely to respond to products. Exfoliating the skin with peels or microderm helps exfoliate the skin and allows for product penetration.

In brief: Exfoiation
Microderm is a mechanical exfoliation of the skin.
The skin cells should turnover every six weeks but with age and damage to the skin, this does not occur well. The dead cells that start to accumulate leaving the skin duller and less likely to respond to products. Exfoliating the skin with peels or microderm helps exfoliate the skin and allows for product penetration.
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: Yes
Over time, microdermabrasion will help to minimize superficial skin discolorations but will probably not get rid of them completely.
Doing a series of microdermabrasion and combining them with mild chemical peels or fading creams will further enhance the results. More aggressive treatments such as laser resurfacing or strong chemical peels may be needed to eliminate deeper markings.

In brief: Yes
Over time, microdermabrasion will help to minimize superficial skin discolorations but will probably not get rid of them completely.
Doing a series of microdermabrasion and combining them with mild chemical peels or fading creams will further enhance the results. More aggressive treatments such as laser resurfacing or strong chemical peels may be needed to eliminate deeper markings.
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine
In brief: No
Unfortunately, no.
This procedure is great to exfoliate the very superficial layer of skin but does not reach the deep layer where most markings are. Consider photo rejuvenation, chemical peels or prescription medications that penetrate to that layer.

In brief: No
Unfortunately, no.
This procedure is great to exfoliate the very superficial layer of skin but does not reach the deep layer where most markings are. Consider photo rejuvenation, chemical peels or prescription medications that penetrate to that layer.
Dr. Robert Keller
Dr. Robert Keller
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