Does Microdermabrasion work for you?

NancyM on 8 Apr 2009 at 8:25pm

Microdermabrasion is a popular way to exfoliate your skin and brush away the dead cells so new skin can come to the surface.  It's marketed as good for fine lines and minor sun damage.

There are many ways to do microdermabrasion. Most spas use the small diamond crystals on your face. It's like having your face sandblasted.

Microdermabrasion is one of those treatments where sometimes you see the difference, and sometimes you can just feel it, depending on the condition of your skin. I did it for years at my dermatologist's office and I was never really satisfied by it.

There are now microdermabrasion kits for home use, although experts on RealSelf.com don't recommend them, Instead, they say that glycolic acid and Retin A can do as well if you use them faithfully.

Is Microdermabrasion worth it?  For me, perhaps not, for you it may be a great way to rejuvenate damaged skin.  Check out our community's microdermabrasion reviews to get other opinions.

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I've tried DIY microdermabrasion kits from popular brands such as Mary Kay and Vichy. I can say that both worked perfectly and I achieved a smooth and radiant skin. I've also tried the Natural Diamond Home Microdermabrasion Machine that my sister got on the internet. I have been telling my husband that this is what I want for my birthday.. Hahaha! After the session my skin felt silky smooth and my friends noticed that I looked younger. Oh well, I hope my husband gets this timepeel microdermabrasion machine for me at http://www.mytimepeel.com/
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I think it does. I'm just happy that there are now ways to do it conveniently.
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I have used microdermabrasion to minimize many different superficial skin imperfections for my clients, including age spots, blackheads and mild pigment irregularities or uneven skin tone. To say it's been nine months and i have a history of slow healing) because in all honesty its way more even and the scars are getting very much so lighter and in a couple of months it should be fairly clear. I'm just not sure about dermabrasion maybe if say in six months theres still some damage left I'll consider it but thanks for your reply. Oh yeah can I get this philosophy stuff in Canada? I havent heard of it. It might be at some of the big department stores though so I could check it out. I just got Neutrogena's moisturizer with retinol and pure vitamin c claims it can even out your skin tone and make it firmer. I just started using it today so I'll see how it works I normally like neutrogena products. Anyways thanks! I wear makeup and my makeup looks all caked on the hydroquinone stuff is too damn harsh so I stopped using it and I'm sticking to moisturizer.
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I have used microdermabrasion to minimize many different superficial skin imperfections for my clients, including age spots, blackheads and mild pigment irregularities or uneven skin tone. To say it's been nine months and i have a history of slow healing) because in all honesty its way more even and the scars are getting very much so lighter and in a couple of months it should be fairly clear. I'm just not sure about dermabrasion maybe if say in six months theres still some damage left I'll consider it but thanks for your reply. Oh yeah can I get this philosophy stuff in Canada? I havent heard of it. It might be at some of the big department stores though so I could check it out. I just got Neutrogena's moisturizer with retinol and pure vitamin c claims it can even out your skin tone and make it firmer. I just started using it today so I'll see how it works I normally like neutrogena products. Anyways thanks! I wear makeup and my makeup looks all caked on the hydroquinone stuff is too damn harsh so I stopped using it and I'm sticking to moisturizer.
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Microdermabrasion?...Many factors, including type of machine/crystals used, technician ability/knowledge and your skin type can influence the outcome for your skin...

Stay out of the sun afterwards! I've heard that a natural sunscreen product called Sun Putty has been used after procedures like this because it is natural, without synthetic ingredients and shields your skin from the sun while nurturing it as well...

More information can be found here: http://www.sunputty.com
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