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    Default Microdermabrasion

    So ladies, i want you know you're opinion on Microdermabrasion. I've heard mixed reviews about it actually working and being worth the expensive price tag. Do you ladies use it or hate it?

    I've also been wondering if it tends to age the skin...
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    Default Re: Microdermabrasion

    Are you talking about professionally done microdermabrasion? Or the at-home stuff?

    I have personally never done it. But I have heard people say that they like the at-home thing. Sometimes they will offer the at-home version at spas and salons.

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    Both. Because i know someone who gets it done professionally and shes about thirty and the two years I've known her. The first year her skin looked young and the second year when she started the treatment her skin looked stressed and showed more wrinkles. So i'm just wondering if others have had this experience.
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    Hmm... gosh, I'm not sure. Could something else have caused the wrinkles? Like some other kind of stress?

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    Default Re: Microdermabrasion

    I have tried the at home micro dermabrasion kit. It helps the skin feel clean and refreshed. But i did not find it to be any different than using a good facial scrub. I personally would not recommend doing the home one more than once a month, because the process is essentially rubbing a fine grain sandpaper on your skin to slough off the dead skin. I also believe that people are initiating these treatments too early. A good skin care routine with wash, light scrub and deep moisturizing should be good enough for the skin...
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    I go in about every 2 1/2 weeks for a facial. I tried the Microderabrasion, but honestly did not like it one bit, and my skin didn't either! I switched to Glycolic Peel which for me, just works.

    They are both the same in the sense that both microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresher, smoother skin and both stimulate faster cell turnover to keep your skin fresher. .. Microdermabrasion is a mechanical peel. It uses a stream of crystals (or a diamond tip wand) and suction to gently exfoliate the skin, while chemical peels achieve the same effect using milder or stronger acid solutions.

    I found this online - differences between Micro + Glycolic:
    A glycolic peel is a facial exfoliating treatment that works to improve the overall quality of the skin. Results have shown that long-term use of glycolic exfoliation in the form of peels has encouraged the stimulation of collagen growth in the skin, which slows the development of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

    Microdermabrasion is a process that is achieved by using a highly controlled spray of fine micro-crystals under pressure and vacuum. This procedure acts to remove the outermost layer of skin by a gentle abrasion or a polishing type process. (feels very similar to a rough cat's tongue) Microdermabrasion is effective in reducing fine lines, fine crows feet, mild age spots and superficial acne scars and acne marks. Microdermabrasion also stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen.

    Both treatments will show some immediate improvement (smoother skin, nice glow, etc) but both require regular treatments to achieve any long-term lasting benefits. Microdermabrasion initially needs to begin with a series of at least 6 treatments scheduled no more than 2 weeks apart. There after maintenance treatments of once every 4-6 weeks to maintain results. If you do at-home microdermabrasion or at-home peels you can stretch the time between professional treatments a few weeks longer, more like 8-10 weeks. It is a matter of personal choice between the two treatments both are good.
    Is there a spa that you usually go to? When you're there you should ask what would work best for your skin and discuss what you're trying to achieve - like which conditions you're targeting..scars, wrinkles, discoloration, and fine lines, etc

    Hope I helped

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    I love glycolic peels. I haven't had one in forever. I tried microdermabrasion at the salon recently, I ended my six week set about a month ago. I loved it. My skin felt great and looked great afterwards. Once the summer ends, I'm going to another six week set.

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    There are studies that suggest more vigorous microdermabrasion (i.e. professional) can actually alter the dermis layer. I guess it stimulates the healing process, which in turn increases collagen production. That is one reason it is supposed to reduce wrinkles.

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    Default Re: Microdermabrasion

    Microdermabrasion is very good treatment for resurfacing skin. I have done this treatment around 6 months ago. I got many benefit from it. It helps me to get more smooth and soft. It removes wrinkles, dark heads, blackheads, scars. I get instant effect of this process. It has no side effects. It is only done at upper layer of skin.

    For more details visit : microdermabrasionguide.com

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    I find my skin does fine with lactic acid peels/exfoliation - it's gentler than glycolic, but still sloughs off the dead skin. Then, I'll maintain with just a regular exfoliating peel.
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    I can't wait until tomorrow...

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    I wish I could make it in more often. I've only had 2 in the last 6 months which is awful because you're not getting the benefit unless you keep up with it.

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    Default Re: Microdermabrasion

    I think every 3 months is okay if that's what you've been doing..

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    Oh okay, good to know. I don't know why I always thought it was 4-5 weeks.

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