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Dermabrasion and Dr. Yarborough

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Found this link http://www.slimtoneusa.com/pr03.htm with the following content re: Dr. Yarborough. Note this sentence, "Dr. Yarborough, A renowned dermatologic surgeon in private practice in New Orleans, LA, is credited with promulgating dermabrasion treatments since the 1970s."

Dr. Yarborough's Full Text

NEW ORLEANS (May 19, 1999)- After nearly a year's experience performing microdermabrasion, John M. Yarborough, MD presented his clinical insights to colleagues attending the 1999 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery on May 19. Dr. Yarborough, A renowned dermatologic surgeon in private practice in New Orleans, LA, is credited with promulgating dermabrasion treatments since the 1970s.

Dr. Yarborough discussed the effectiveness with reference to the following six indications:

Greatly enhances poor, dull skin texture by gently resurfacing the superficial skin layers.

Softens and modifies fine "expression" lines typically seen on the forehead and around the mouth.

Polishes and reduces fine, crepey lines on the cheeks generally caused by aging and sun damage.

Smoothes pigment changes or skin discoloration.

Contracts enlarged pores; exfoliates and suctions out clogged pores in case of acne.

Polishes and smoothes out the margins of acne and burn scars; usually requires 10 initial treatment visits.

According to Dr. Yarborough, "patient satisfaction with microdermabrasion has been consistently overwhelmingly positive. Patients really enjoy the treatment and are pleased with the results." He concluded that the technique is especially beneficial for darker skin types and as an adjunctive therapy to accelerate or maintain other skin renewal modalities, like laser therapy or Retin-A therapy.

The following is from another site, quoted by a UCSF dermatologist.


"Totally undervalued, and often relegated to the museum shelves is the equipment used for dermabrasion. Sad to say, probably the best technique for improving acne scarring is often considered "old hat." In this technique the skin is frozen immediately prior to being abraded with a rotating wire brush or diamond fraise. The skin undergoes a "remodeling" process as it heals, resulting in a smoother and fresher appearance."

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Yes, I've heard that Yarborough is of the belief that microdermabrasion, if performed often enough, will yield really appreciable results. Supposedly thickens up the sub-epidermal layers (I don't imagine it does much for subcutaneous fat, though).

Anybody remember sc4r3d? Wasn't he doing this with his own machine?

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