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How successful is Microdermabrasion?

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I've suffered with acne for a good 4 years now, I am 19 this July. I suffer with acne on my face, chest, back and backs of my upper legs.

I have new spots appear on a daily basis and as a result have red marks and scars covering most of my body. It is not very pleasant. I have been under a dermatologist for well over 2 years and everything that have prescribed me has had little or no effect at all. This includes oral and topical treatments.

Unfortunately I am unable to go on Roaccutane since I suffer from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). The medication I take for that could cause serious mental health problems if taken with Roaccutane. So that is a no go area.

Last year I decided to have 6 treatments of Microdermabrasion on my face at a skin clinic. I found the treatment quick and painless and the best treatment I have had. Microdermabrasion is not available on the NHS so I had to pay £300 for my six sessions.

I can confidently say that the scars and red marks on my face were reduced (less visible) by about 75%. I would also say that I had about 75% less new spots appear.

Due to the cost of Microdermabrasion I could not afford to have any further treatments after my six were up. After several weeks things slowly began to slip back to the way they were so from my personal experience Microdermabrasion is a treatment which needs to be done on a regular basis for continued results.

I know Microdermabrasion can be done on almost any part of the body. It is something which I am still very interested in.

I am keen to know if you have had microdermabrasion and how successful it was for you?

Please post a reply and let me know! From what I have heard so far, the results can vary so much from person to person.

Darren

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I had three treatments done with no results so I stopped. I didn't have my acne under control either so the sand blasting would just aggravate my spots and make them larger. I'm on Accutane now, so maybe I'll try it again in November (six months after my course concludes).

Lesson learned: Don't treat scars while you still have active pimples.


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i have never heard of a single person having reduced acne scarring from microdermabrasion, it only helps reduce red marks

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i have never heard of a single person having reduced acne scarring from microdermabrasion, it only helps reduce red marks
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i have never heard of a single person having reduced acne scarring from microdermabrasion, it only helps reduce red marks

THis guy obviously does not know what the hell he is talking about. Microdermabrasion will definitely help with acne scars if they are not too deep.


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I love it!

When I was clear of active acne a few years ago, microdermabrasion helped smooth my skin and shallow scarring.

I am now saving up for another microdermabrasion session to help remove new scars and bumps.


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i had 12 or 13 microderms done. it didn't help one bit of my scars. my derm specifically pointed out some very shallow scarring on my face (you wouldnt even notice them in normal lighting) and i was told it'd "work wonders for them". i'm not calling her a liar, but she was wrong either way.


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Microderm wont do anything for smallest of scars, no matter how aggressive the machine. Its great for hyperpigmentation thats about it.

It will and can make existing scars look worse, I had this happen to me with the power peel, a very agressive machine. What I noticed is after the microdermabrasion, the scars returned to their original state as when they were first developed. Meaning, all and any collagen that filled the scar thru out its life, was wiped out in a 10 minute session, making the scar look new and the crater bigger.

This was discussed years ago on this forum when the powerpeel was at its peak. Keep in mind dermabrasion at times doesnt erradicate small scars, dont expect anything from microdermabrasion other then less discolorations.

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I had microdermabrasion treatments done every 2 weeks for 2 years with no results...so save your money!!


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I have been getting Microndermabrasion for awhile now, and it all depends on who is doing the job and they oviously have to know your skin. Some peopl's skin is thicker while others is thinner. Basically the first time you have it they will go easy to see how your skin reacts, they will increase with time. It helped alot for the overall texture my skin, and my mild acne. However I told the estitian to increase the setting, and i guess my skin was to thin, and it actually brough out all my ance scars, which you coudln't even see before...more visible...i was relaly pissed...so be careful. Microdermisbraion only takes off a very fine layer of your skin.....but if you have thin skin...your scars will be lifted. Same as with laser treatment....I have heard alot about frexel and CO2 treatment, and i woudl never recommend it for anyone who has thin skin....you will end up with even worse scars......you people really need to do your research before choosing what you think is going to be the best treament because alot of those procedures will only work for people with thick skin and can rejuvenate itself without damaging skin cell.....if your thinking about doing the frexel or laser treaments it goes right to the dermis which is very dangerous if not done correctly....i woudl never let anyone touch my skin unless i knew them really well so please please please except yourself as you are...and if you can't and have to resort to that laser resuracing crap you better be firmilar with your doctor and surgeon because they can really do damgae to you skin...................everyone's skin is differnt so just because laser resurfacing worked for someone else, does not mean it will work for you...also keep this in mind 80% not effective.... that is something to think about

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I was wondering if you guys knew if you can only see scars in bright lighting? Sometimes i can see my scars and sometimes i can't......can everyone else see them all the time, or does it depend of the lighting? In most mirrors I can't see them but in others i can. whats' the deal haha

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I had three microdermabrasions about 3 years ago. no results. I say it was a waste of money.

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Hi guys,

I've been reading this topic with interest b/c i'm scheduled to get microderm next week. For the people that said it makes the scars look worse- did it gradually go back to "normal" or did the microderm actually permanently make the scars worse? thanks

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I had about three sessions at $75 US dollars each. It makes you skin feel super smooth and reduces redness, but results only last a day, if that. It did not permanently repair my scars- even the surface scars. It is great if you want to have your skin feel refreshed for a day or two- but don't expect lasting improvement.

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I guess theoretically it could help with extremely shallow scarring and hyperpigmentation, but really wouldn't long term use ( like 6 months or longer) of a retinoid or AHA have pretty much the same effect. Plus, it's way cheaper.

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Microdermabrasion is very good for acne scar removal. It is non surgical treatment. I have experience of this treatment and I get too much benefit and prefect result. There are no side effects of this treatment. It is done at upper layer of the skin so much helpful in acne scar removal.
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If money is an issue, you can try purchasing microderm sessions on Groupon, or you can purchase a machine on Amazon to do it yourself.

There is a very good ebook available which discusses a natural approach to help reduce scarring called Acne No More. The author, Mike Walden, suggests chilean rose hip seed oil and lavender oil for hyperpigmentation. I have been trying it on clients and it works well on most. Safflower oil works well too for pigmentation. *should not be used on oily skin.

I have noticed that clients that tried to "even out" their post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (acne scars) by going out in the sun make it harder on themselves. Please don't do this as this can cause rebound hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone can also cause rebound hyperpigmentation once people discontinue use.

You generally need at least 6 microderm sessions to see results for hyperpigmentation and pockmarks. Although it may require more. I would give it a chance, just be sure to avoid sun exposure during and after on your face. And do not use any products containing hydroquinone. My clients have seen great results with their diamond microderm sessions (I do not do crystal microderm).

If you purchase machines on Amazon, I would suggest clarsonic, pmd, or olay pro-x. Just be sure to follow the instructions on frequency for each device. Over exfoliating is not good for the skin. Also, do not microderm over the eye socket, as the skin is too thin, and suction is not good over the eyes either. And do not use any suction or microderm over the thyroid. Also, when microderming over the neck, reduce or turn off suction.

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