Anyone had a microdermabrasion done before...?

on Jul 21, 2011 @ 07:50 pm

I been wanting to get microdermabrasion done and will be going in for a free consultation next week but would like to know any advice or your experiences if any of you has had it done before. Few questions if anyone can answer please....for how many sessions did you went for...& did you see any results in the first session or until how many of them did you started seeing results..? Did you go to a dermatologist or a spa I believe they do it there too...? I want to get it done mainly cause I have pretty tiny kinda deep acne scars that bother me on my cheeks, specially on the left cheek and want my skin to look smoother specially when wearing make up. Also have some blemishes that I will like to get rid of and anything else it can do for my skin. Was wondering, and my main concern is if anyone knows if I can get those small deep acne scars gone by getting microdermabrasion...? I know I can ask when I go in but I'm anxious and would like to know if anyone has had it done before and their experiences, results.


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Not me but... on Jul 25, 2011 @ 11:09 am

A very close friend has some slight scarring on on of her cheeks and around her mouth (hereditary), and she went in for microdermabrasion. I went with her to sort of keep her company. She had 6 sessions. I honestly told her after the first session that I can't tell the difference, but the technician said that she needs to complete the sessions before she sees a difference. So she completed the sessions, and she didn't notice a whit of difference. The marks are still as prominent as always. I don't remember the exact price but it was quite pricey. I thought it was a waste for her, but that could be because of the type of scarring she had. I google'd and found some positive feedback on the procedure so perhaps she just had a lemon experience, or maybe the type of scarring she has can't be buffed away like acne scars can.

Here are some information you can look into
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Good luck

Ali de Bold
Yes on Jul 25, 2011 @ 11:17 am

I have done this several times. You really need to be careful where you go as it is a fair bit more invasive than your typical facial. Since it's your first time they need to do it on a low setting and you will have to go back a few times to get the full results, but that will take place over a period of a few months. It's not something you should do more than once every 2-3 months. If they tell you otherwise I'd be concerned.

You should also seriously consider getting an oxygen treatment at the same time if you can afford it as your skin will love this and it can help repair the damage.

I'd also caution against doing this treatment in the summer as it does leave your skin extremely vulnerable to the sun and heat since you are blasting away layers of protective skin cells. What can end up happening is more sunburns, sunspots and breakouts from the pollutants that thrive in muggy weather. You should consider waiting until the fall to do this and really doing your research before you choose where to get it done. I'm not sure where you are located but in Toronto I recommend Pure & Simple.

Let us know how it goes!

I have done this on Aug 13, 2014 @ 03:07 pm

I am kind of late to answer these questions for you, but for who ever is wondering, here's my version.
I have done this a few times from a beautician , and i truly love this. To be honest with you, this is not to repair a damage skin, but to clean deep your skin . The only difference you will see after a session is that your skin will look smooth and clean even better than a traditional facial. Your pores will be totally deep clean and your skin will feel so soft. If you have a sensitive skin like i have, your skin will only be a bit red at the end, which is normal, because they are using a small vacuum in your face. This must be done once every 3 months. I would suggest that you do that every seasons.

As for scarring, and dark spot or acne on your skin, i would suggest another treatment, which is called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). I am not a beautician, so of course you will have to ask more info about this treatment to your beautician. I am doing this treatment right now for my brown spots (sun damage), and just after doing 5 sessions, i barely see them. The sessions cost between 60$ and 80$ Canadian money. I could actually stop now, but i want to make sure that i don't see not even a what so call spot ;) . Hope my comment help!

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