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Does the Microdermabrasion Helps in Treating the Face Pores?

Does the Microdermabrasion helps in treating the face pores? The pore size is small

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Microdermabrasion purpose

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Microdermabrasion deep cleans but does not shrink pores. This helps prevent acne breakouts and keeps the skin more healthy.  On the other hand, Dermabrasion performed by a physician, TCA peels like the Obagi Blue peel, and lasers like the Sciton SkinTyte or BBL "forever young"and other IPL lasers do shrink pore size. See link for more information


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Microdermabrasion Improves Skin Texture But Will Not Reduce Pore Size

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Microdermabrasion is a wonderful treatment for skin refreshing and brightening and as a good adjunct to superficial chemical peels and laser resurfacing. It is a superficial exfoliative treatment that removes in the range of less than 5 or 6 microns of epithelium, the outermost layer of the skin. Because of its superficial effect, it will not change skin characteristics that have a deeper profile in the skin like pore size.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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