Posted 16 May 2003 - 10:44 AM
You say microdermabrasion helped your shallow scars.... did it make them go away?
I have very very shallow scarring and purple marks (I suppose the purple marks that have no indent to them are simply discolorations, right?). I am hoping microdermabrasion can help...
Posted 16 May 2003 - 01:15 PM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:22 PM
I have had a very deep microdermabrasion...and my results were "okay" but I will not do it again. I'm opting for dermabrasion.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:39 PM
Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:13 PM
i had a course of microdermabration treatments and it has a devistating effect on my life. i was left permanently scarred from it and i would not recommend this to anyone. think twice about considering microdermabration!
Wow, I'm so sorry, Candy. I was looking into getting it done just to help overall blotchiness. I don't really have scars. Maybe I will go for peels instead?
Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:22 PM
Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:28 PM
I'm wondering what happened when you had your microdermabrasion to scar you even more. Was it a very deep one, as most don't break the skin as I understand it unless there's a lot of active acne?
Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:53 PM
yes and i think lighter peels would help you. tca peels are good and are very popular. dont be scared, trust me, if you find a good derm or pa, im sure you'll be happy with the results.
thanks, Candy. I go to a medical esthetician that I really trust. I'm going to ask her opinion when I see her in a couple of weeks.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:56 PM
Do you know exactly what type of microdermabrasion you had done? From looking at different doctor's websites it seems there are different particles that are used. Thanks
Posted 18 March 2007 - 12:16 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 01:09 PM
micro-do-nothing, now I know why.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:27 PM
Which is better? At home or professional? 'Medical' or 'non-medical'? What's the difference? 'At home' treatments usually consist of either a gritty cream, a brush, a cloth, or any combination of these.
Sometimes in a professional setting, some therapists use systems similar to these at home versions with the cream and the brush...sometimes they also add a higher percentage chemical peel to enhance results. They may instead use a machine which uses a wand like device that either sprays crstals across the face at a high speed to exfoliate or does it with roughened metal tips. Both work and both also incorporate suction at the same time they exfoliate. 'Medical' machines also use either the crystal spray or the metal tips with the suction. They also have the addition of a few higher settings. The higher settings draw blood to the surface a lot easier and faster. You can do that with anything if you scrub hard enough.
While I don't think a specifically 'medical' machine is much different or necessary for good results over an esthetic model, I do think both of these machines give better results than any system (whether at-home or in salon setting) that does not incorporate the suction. The suction, or vacuum, stimulates the circulation and speeds healing. Any of these, including peels, can speed the healing of red marks. The machines can do it faster. It can also soften shallow scars and fine lines. To get improvement on these areas they must be paid special attention to. It will give you a softer, smoother, more even complexion. I would suggest someone with deeply pitted scars looking for improvement spend their money on more aggressive treatments.
Posted 23 May 2007 - 11:26 AM
I got the microderm for my scars, since mine are pretty shallow and mostly just some hyperpigmentation.... I wanted something a bit more effective, but the dermatologist said it was absolutely the best option formy skin. Unfortunately, I see basically no results. It helped with one or two scars on my cheeks, but did not help with the scars on my forehead or chin. in fact, it seems like it has perhaps caused more breakouts on my forehead, ug.
anyway, i've had some compliments-- people saying "wow,you're skin looks really pretty today" a day or two after a session, but it goes back to normal soon enough.
oh also, every time I went back, the machine went one level higher than the previous time. so, i suppose it was a deeper microderm every time I went. I think they could have started me out a level higher than they did.
Anyway, i would try a glycolic peel next time, not a microdermabrasion. it just wasnt worth the money. although, it was kind of a fun and pampering experience... !
Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:37 AM
I had my first try last week (I only tried, so the procedure was not in "full power" I will have my real first session next week) but even if it was just a try, my redmarks decreased by probably 30% already... By the way, almost all of my redmarks are just 3 months old (just result of the worst breakout I ever experienced, but I am clear now )
Maybe this procedure is only effective for redmarks that are not old? Or maybe it's very effective for someone who used Accutane? Any idea?
Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:41 AM
Should I wait to be more clear before using microdermabrasion?
Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:04 AM
I would do it again and plan on doing this or a chemical peel on some of the remaining icepick and boxcar scars that I have.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:54 PM
You can get the philosophy set at sephora
Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:34 PM
If you still want a powerful microdermabrasion then look into the powerpeel. Although I dont recommend it for scars.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:23 AM
I have pretty superficial scars...most of my scars are like enlarged pores. I am considering doing this treatment.
I have also read about the microdermabration cloth..they are like dish cloths. Are they really that good? it would save me lots of money if I just buy the cloth..