I always hear the terms “dermabrasion” and “microdermabrasion” and have no idea what they mean. Could you please tell me the difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure where a sanding device is used to remove the epidermis and partial thickness of the dermis in a controlled fashion. It requires anesthetic and about 10-14 days of healing. It is useful for scars or very deep wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is a light exfoliation of the skin performed by an aesthetician. It only removes the dead layers of the skin to improve the texture temporarily.
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