Recent Examples of microdermabrasion from the Web
For a mild yet effective treatment, Dr. Wechsler suggests exfoliating with a brown sugar scrub, microdermabrasion (a device that gently sands down and softens the skin), or urea gels.
But according to the latest survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, microdermabrasion treatments are becoming less popular.
Other popular choices mentioned in the report: soft-tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
The top five minimally invasive procedures were Botox (up 2%), soft-tissue fillers (up 3%), chemical peel (up 1%), laser hair removal (down 2%), and microdermabrasion (down 4%).
The tiny bumps can be combated with treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or topical retinoid creams, as dermatologist Sandra Lee (a.k.a.
Using gentle microdermabrasion scrubs, retinals, and other exfoliation-boosting products can help prevent them, as does avoiding using heavy creams and makeup.
Doctors have long touted the technique to help rejuvenate skin for women from their thirties to their sixties, describing it as a step up from microdermabrasion, an alternative that's not as intense, agonizing, or costly as lasers.
Madonna’s dermatologist has a solid line of microdermabrasion products.
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medical Definition of microdermabrasion
- During a professional microdermabrasion treatment, skin is blasted with jagged-edged crystals, usually aluminum oxides, that are applied with a wand, which also has a suction mechanism to pull away dead skin cells.
- —Jessica Ramakrishnan, The Chicago Tribune, 24 Jan. 2007
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