What is the difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure using a variety of different sanding devices to remove the outer layers of the skin. The depth of dermabrasion is into the dermis therefore requiring a period of recovery using facial ointment. The results from this treatment can be dramatic however. Microdermabrasion is performed by an aesthetician and only removes the dead layer superficial to the epidermis. It is useful to brighten the skin, but it will not improve wrinkles, pigmentation or scars.
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