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Everyone was impressed after just ONE microdermabrasion session.

My skin condition pre-microdermabrasion: Oily skin, clogged pores, occasional breakouts, post acne marks/scars, fair skin tone I got a free microdermabrasion session from a lucky draw, I didn't know what is it about so I googled it. Since it's free, why not give it a try. Result: So right after the treatment, my face became slightly red/pinkish (similar to facial extractions), and the doctor applied sunscreen on my face. A few days later my skin has improved dramatically, the redness on my nose has reduced, the mild acne marks/scars on my cheek has reduced to ALMOST non-existent. But after looking at the reviews, one thing I can notice is that microdermabrasion will result in 3 different groups. 1) Instant improvement after one session [ME] ; or 2) Improvement after multiple sessions i.e. 7-12 sessions; or 3) became worse. ***In short, it really depends on how your skin reacts to it. If you already tried many others methods like me, why not give it a try. If you already have a good skin condition, better not, as you might make it worse/aggravate. Key takeaway: 1. After doing it, minimise sun exposure (wear sunscreen, hats) 2. Don't use makeup, let your skin heal/recover from it. 3. Not every clinic/ dermatologist are the same. (Really depends on how your well your doctor does it for you) 4. Of course, home microdermabrasion will not yield as good result as going to a doctor who has the expertise in this field. 5. Microdermabrasion is considered non-invasive. You can actually search up on youtube to see what's microdermabrasion. 6. Some people might say they've done 5 treatments in 2 years. Based on doctors' recommendation, you should do every 2-5 weeks to see effective results, not 5 treatments in 2 years.

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Breakouts and scars after Microderm!

I had a microderm and surprisingly broke out horribly afterwards and now with dark scaring. I did not monitor my routines such as applying makeup and others nor was I told to. There are definately are some precautions you should take after a microderm. I did some research on my own and found out it WAS a side effect that could happen YUCK! I also called the place I had it done and was told yes there could be some "purging" afterwards...WHAT? Now I'm dealing with dark scaring worst than IV EVER had, it doesn't look good at all and I'm forced to apply makeup to cover, And to afraid to have another one done or buy a series of them. HEEEELP!!!

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It really did help my skin

I had a microdermabration and extraction 3 days ago at my derms office and it definitely help improve my skin texture. If you have a lot of clogged pores and oily skin i recommend it. There really is no down time if done correctly.

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Suits me but don't expect miracles

There seem to be very mixed reviews. Don't expect miracles and do your research on your salon. Looking at Genie123's review the lady did not seem to care or understand what she was doing. Sounds like it was not adjusted to suit her and possibly she did it too long. Re.. Anchor Steam I noticed a difference the first time. I only have a few black heads and occasional breakouts I guess it depends on the individual. If you have severe skin issues I'd seek advice. This may not help. Also I note they had issues with breakouts after. Never happened to me. And my skin can be sensitive. Not sure about that lady but I have it done when I'm not going out much. I do not wear make up and I do not moisturise for 24 hrs. I just use a mild toner to cleanse my skin because it does open your pores. . Chucking loads of make up on after will defeat the object. I noticed a slight result the first time I go once a month now, it's my treat, as I do not smoke or spend money on alcohol very often. It's not cheap tho. £30 at my salon per session. I realise for some this would be a lot and going back a few years I wouldn't have been able to justify it. I love it but we are all individuals. Just do your research and make sure you beautician knows what they are talking about and that they know what they are doing.

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Disappointing

By my rough estimation, I've likely had about 6 microdermabrasion treatments over the past two years so this provided me with more than enough time to formulate an accurate opinion. My skin is fairly clear, but I have gone to eliminate very faint red spots on my upper cheeks. I have seen slight improvements, but it has ultimately caused me to break out more often with zits that now left marks behind. I have found that these treatments are far too evasive and do more harm than good. Let's look at my pros and cons below. Pros: Smooths out your skin and gives you a very temporary glow. Tackles acne that was inevitably going to surface. Slight improvements with multiple visits, but they must be at least a month apart. Cons: The downtime can last anywhere from 3-7 days. If they manage to dig out a lot or even attempt to correct scars, it will certainly take a good chunk of time to scab and then fully heel. Cost is a big factor as these treatments are not inexpensive and you will need at least 3 visits to see any improvements whatsoever. Your face feels open to dirt and germs that could lead to clogged pores. Expect further breakouts as they are essentially bringing all of those zits skin deep to the service I have a high pain tolerance, but many tend to complain about the discomfort they experience with this treatment. If you are thinking about this treatment to help counteract scars, marks or even active acne, I would highly recommend going with a laser alternative. Less down time and a lot less evasive.

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Do not get- if you have ACNE prone skin and very sensitive.

This procedure, is by far the worst for acne prone/sensitive skin. Purely because this procedure is best known by fully qualified professionals, and if you have a fully qualified professional ' he/she will tell you that the Microdermabrasion would not be good for your skin type (upon analysing it) I, unfortunately found this out that hard way- I have sensitive skin with a few break outs (which were under control) ' I wanted a facial that would brighten my skin as I felt it was feeling a bit dull. I went to my local beauty salon- and was told to fill out a 'Microdermabrasion form'� ' which basically asks you your skin type and tells you that everyone's results are different etc etc. I noted on the form that I had skin redness and was quite sensitive. The skin therapist (supposedly qualified) ' repeated what was on the form and continued with the procedure. Long story short- my skin felt like sand paper had been rubbed repeatedly ' the next 7 days were awful. Time off work had to be taken off ' due to the skin reaction and red blotchiness. It was tight, painful and in the end started flaking. Though most of it cleared up- 3 weeks later I'm battling chin acne! Something that had stopped for over 6 years! And now it's back after the procedure. It tries to heal and then comes back with new ones the day after. I've tried everything and now have to resort to antibiotics. So ' moral of the story. If a skin therapist continues with this procedure without assessing your skin first or doing a patch test'.then take them to court.

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Wish I Never Did It

I went to go get a microdermabrasion treatment because after years of a perfect complexion and no acne, pimples and blackheads just started re-appearing on my forehead and it was the worst acne I've had in years. I was promised by my mother and by a cosmetologist that microdermabrasion would help clear up my skin, and so I went to get a treatment. Worst decision of the year. This treatment made my acne worse ten times over. Not only did my acne spread from my forehead to my temples and my cheeks within a couple of days/close to a week (where I generally never had acne before anyways), but it made it every single blemish a bright red color; even blemishes that weren't that noticeable before became obvious. Now, months and months later I'm still battling this horrible acne. I wish that I never got those two treatments done. I definitely feel as if my acne would have stayed in one place instead of spreading like a disease. My dermatologist gave me medications and I'm hoping that they will be able to undo the damage that microdermabrasion has done...

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I am 50 so I know what you are going through, I have my acne under control somewhat now, I use black soap, BHA from Paula's Choice as this is the only place I can find it and I got a prescription from my doctor for Retin A 0.01%, my skin is soft, clear most of the time(odd pimple that time of the month). I now will not do the microdermabrasion, thank you for the information! good luck!
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Seriously, guys.

This is my first time ever posting online in a forum of any sort, but I felt I had to share my experience. After 3-4 years of light to moderate acne, I saw a dermatologist who recommended Clindoxyl gel and Phisohex facewash, combined with an antibiotic called Doxy-something or other, to treat what I always thought was acne, but was actually 'folliculitis', an inflammation of tiny hair cells on the face and occasionally somewhere on the body. Up until this point, I'd tried everything to get rid of the minor blemishes that drove me so crazy, including treatments like Proactiv (the absolute worst) and many others, and saw no results. After four-five months of the dermatologist-prescribed treatment, my face has never been clearer. I mean, 0 active blemishes. TRY IT. The unfortunate detail to my story is that right before I finally won my battle with acne, I stupidly applied eye drops to a couple of blemishes over night. Dumb idea, and I should've known it would burn/scar my skin. These scars don't even look like acne scars, and aren't a big deal at all, but it was still enough to make me obsess over it. I just felt I was so close to that perfect/semi-perfect complexion I've always wanted (mostly cuz I'm lazy) and the only thing standing between me and that goal were these couple of minor scars, which I feared would take too long to fade naturally. So, I booked an appointment for microdermabrasion. The first two treatments didn't yield any dramatic results, but all the dead skin removed from my face definitely promoted the healing, allowing for the third treatment to be the most effective yet. I really have to say, this does work. No treatment really clears scars 100% completely, only time will do that. For now, I'm more than satisfied with the 90% improvement of both of my dark spots, as I'm sure I'm the only one in the world who'd be able to notice them right now. It's a little pricey, but if you're like me and you value your confidence enough to drop 70-80 bucks per procedure, I highly recommend this. Seriously, guys. At least try it. It really helped me.

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Temporary result

I was told that 6-8 sessions would reduce my acne scars significantly. I have now taken around 7-8 sessions of Microdermabration, although the skin does feel smooth for 3-4 days after the treatment but the smoothness fades away and there is no long term difference in my skin. It is nothing more than a facial, I would say. I am giving it one start not because it is a bad treatment but because it is not effective for treating acne scars.

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I was told that it can help black heads, acne and fine lines but not scars, unless they are minor. I'm no expert but sounds like you have been misinformed. Maybe another treatment. Dermabrasion, laser treatment maybe but seek expert advice. I've heard dermabrasion is harsh and there is a big difference. Between the two.
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Wasn't for me

Skin felt smoother No visible change in scarring Possibly worsened acne It felt great on the skin especially after finishing the treatment. Skin was smoother and brighter. I started this treatment when I was a teenager (2004/2005) as a first resort to reduce acne scarring. After 2 months of going for sessions, I noticed no long term difference and it was expensive for me. But i did love the how my skin felt and looked for awhile after.

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Microdermabrasion review 2014

No down time Less break outs Does nothing to fade scars I've only had one session so far, but I am planning another session. I have been advised to have microdermabrasion ever 2-3 weeks. The procedure isn't uncomfortable or painful. I have active acne with a few scars. This treatment hasn't done anything for my scars and I don't expect it to so for my next session I have decided to follow with a glycolic peel 35% this was advised to me to make microsermabrasion more effective. The reason why I am continuing with microdermabrasion is because I have treatment prescribed by my doctor, it's a topical solution called zineryt lotion and I find that the microdermabrasion makes skin more permeable for this solution to be absorbed into my skin better, this reduces amount if breakouts so avoiding any new scarring. With out medicated treatment such as zineryt lotion or duac I don't know if microdermabrasion alone would benefit me and reduce break outs. But many have said that it prevents breakouts. But regarding fading scars I doubt it will help. Because microdermabrasion doesn't have amazing results I wouldn't spend a lot if money on it at all, I'd rather use my money on a peel that's going to have noticeable results. I only opted for microdermabrasion because there was a deal on groupon for £14. The salon I went to offered a deal for £45 for two treatments so I am having microdermabrasion plus the glycolic peel for £45. Also my immediate results were good, no redness, dryness or itching as a moisturiser was applied straight after by beautician. Days after my skin was glowing but this wasn't a major difference as existing scars were still present.

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Worst experience I've ever had

Risky-can worsen skin I would give anything to go back and not have undergone this procedure. I hope I can advise those of you that are wary of tampering your skin at a young age when it is absolutely unnecessary and also very risky. I am 23 years old and I rarely have any acne issues except for the occasional breakouts. I thought that microdermabrasion would be a nice touch up for my skin and maybe plump up my skin/give me a glow that I needed. The first day or two after my procedure my skin was doing fine. However the worst was yet to come. 5 days later I get the worst acne I've ever had in my entire life. Literally countless zits on my cheeks chin forehead (basically every spot the microdermabrasion has gone over). This procedure has left my face near deformed with all the inflammation and acne. I am currently treating my skin like never before (not even when I hit puberty was it this bad). The result of this treatment has not only made me depressed but appreciate the few breakouts I would get here and there. I can barely leave the house to run any errands and this wretched procedure has seriously disrupted my life. I would give anything to go back to my normal skin and I would never ever recommend microdermabrasion to anyone.

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Oh no!!! I've not experienced this at all. Your very young! You don't need such treatment by the sound of it. Take care of your skin and stick to facials. Look for something else if need be when your older. I'm 34 and my skin is well looked after but at 23 I wouldn't have considered it nor could I have afforded it. Good point to getting older, I've got myself a much better paid job 😊.
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seeing & feeling results!

Smooth skin Results Gentle treatment, not sore at all Abit pricey Have to wait atleast 2 weeks inbetween sessions You dont get results as quickly as you like (time consuming) I am 21, I have small breakouts once in awhile, but I also have old acne scars & redness so even though my breakouts are small it looks like I have more pimples than I actually do! Ive had 2 treatment sessions of Diamond Microdermabrasion. I have not seen any significant results BUT I have notice my face is not so red, my skin feels smooth and very clean! And my acne scars are fading lightly more and more after each session! I cant wait for my 3rd session! I will continue until im satisfied, ill make sure to write another review :)

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Microdermabrasion review

gets rid of red marks brightens complexion pricey I had microdermabrasion done a few years ago to help smooth out the area where my scars had healed (thanks to the dermaroller). It was really bumpy because of the new skin. I got it done every 2 weeks for about 3 months and then monthly for a few months. My complexion was bright and smooth. After the 3rd treatment, my red spots disappeared. My skin was smooth and the scars I had were less visible. I loved it. It will NOT get rid of indented scars. Had to stop getting treatments because my dermatologist moved to the other side of town (30min. drive) and I can not find any good estheticians on this side of town.

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I so wanted to love it.....

Reduced some wrinkles in my non acne areas Made more of a hassle than a cure My acne had "calmed down" for about 10 months, so I felt it was time to work on my scars. I have seen BEAUTIFUL results in other older women from microdermabrasion so I was convinced this would be my miracle. Unfortunately, after only one treatment (I was scheduled for 3) my face broke out in HUGE cystic acne. It is true that micro digs up all the old bacteria and "purges" your face. But it made new, huge, deep scars- completely doing the opposite of what I wanted. I was too scared to try it again, so I did chemical peels instead. Those help, but still not my miracle. In all, I would never so micro ever again.

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try BHA, I purchase it from Paula's choice, it works for acne wonderfully, it gets into the dermis to exfoliate the pores, this will help control some acne
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I went due to recent hormonal breakouts. I hope they advised you to avoid make up, lotions for 24 hrs and to tone your skin. Not doing this can cause problems. I hoe u find one thing that helps xxx
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pain free cost effective smooth skin multiple treatments Well it would be nice to go in for 20 min and walk out with absolutely no acne scars but until someone invents a miracle machine i'll be settling for microderm. I've done 2 treatments so far. I do not see a huge improvement on my scars but before i started treatments i would always have 2-3 active pimples on my face. I'm noticing for at least 2 weeks after treatment i don't get any breakouts. Maybe one but over the course of 2 weeks that's not bad! My skin is smooth, it just feels clean. I go to a cosmetic center, they use a diamond tipped wand and apply lotion afterwards to calm down the skin. I have no pain when she's working on my face. I wouldn't recommend for someone with widespread active acne. If you have one or two at the time, it's not bad. But i noticed the one time i had an active pimple the wand and pressure she applied made it like pop under the skin, so there was just a dried-blood color spot there for a few days!

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softer cleaner, no fuzzy whiteheads smoother absorbs moisturizer better expensive, not sure one receives that much bang for the buck since must have 5-10 to see results. first treatment most dramatic, I have had 4. I will have 6 treatments.... the sixth is free, would I do again? , maybe.

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glowing skin caused severe acne that I never have like everything under the sun not everything may work for you. I have sensitive skin and don't really suffer at all with acne,,never did just the usual 3 to 4 bumps under the skin that are like white plug small white heads that you can only notice yourself. i have micro treatments done before and remembered having the worst cystic acne of my life for a few months it eventually went away but i was still never sure of the cause of those breakouts until i had micros done again 2 years later i want to cry in tears because i can only imagine what i might face in the next few months till my skin goes back to its normal self. i have already started noticing new pimples everyday badly as before. i suffered many months with really bad painful cystic bumps because of this treatment. now i know for sure this is what cased it. i am in desperate search for something to curb the breakouts until my skin grows back to normal. i really regret getting these treatments because now i will have to face the consequences for a few months. if anyone experienced this also and found a way to curb the problem please let me know..i just need to get by for a few months

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I don't know why they allow people to have it done if they do not have blackheads, fine lines or acne issues. Seems lots of people with ok skin have this done. Never experienced an issue after treatment but previously suffered with acne cysts so I feel your pain. Did they advise no make up, moisturise really and to lightly cleanse skin for 24 hrs?
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-Quick, Simple -Reduces minor scarring and spots -Slight flakiness and sensitivity to light for a few days after -Not real cheap So far I have only had one treatment, but I will definitely be continuing with microdermabrasion from now on! The treatment was simple; a little rough feeling, but nothing bad. Initially I noticed my skin was smooth and clean. The next day I definitely saw a reduction of the redness and size of my scarring. This is continuing to improve with each day. My only recommendations with Micro are to stay out of the sun for extended periods, and try to avoid skin makeups. Makeup tends to accentuate the flakiness...not attractive :P

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1. makes face smooth and soft 2. reduces red spots and hyperpigmentation from pimples 3. usually comes with a facial or a mask if you do it at the spa 1. does not totally reduce acne pigmentation unless you go for a series of treatment 2. cannot wear foundation for the rest of the day 3. can be costly ($75 - $150 per treatment) I struggle with the scars and marks left after the acne than the acne itself. I get pigmentation very easily from anything that happens to my skin: sun, chemical burn, heat burn, and allergic reactions. I've done chemical peels and the mini luminage peel before. I prefer microdermabrasion over these since there is no chemical involved and there are less risk of scarring. Even though they call chemical peels "lunchtime" peels, your skin doesn't heal until a week afterwards and the mini luminage takes a month. You do experience slight flakiness after a microdermabrasion treatment, but it's nothing like what you would experience after a chemical peel.

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