Microdermabrasion is just one form of exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin

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Question: Maybe because of the “micro” in microdermabrasion this procedure seems like it would be less affective than other procedures like laser resurfacing or chemical peels. Is this true, what is it affective in treating?

Answer: Microdermabrasion is just one form of exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion is essentially a mechanical exfoliation, whereas a laser literally vaporizes the superficial layer of the skin and a chemical peel will make the superficial layer of the skin peel. But in essence, they all perform the same function and can all have the same efficacy depending on the depth that the treatment is performed. Now, there are certainly limitations on what microdermabrasion can achieve, but it is simple, virtually risk free, and can definitely enhance the effectiveness of other products that are placed on the skin. It also gives the skin a nice glow and I definitely recommend that patients consider having regular microdermabrasions. Lasers can cause some heat buildup in the tissue, which can be a good thing since this will create some new collagen deposition. Lasers can also be used very aggressively to create significant wrinkle reduction as can chemical peels. Ultimately, it is very important that you seek out a well-qualified professional who can give you various options so that a customized treatment plan can be created for your specific desires.

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