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Microdermabrasion/ Chemical Peel
i just wondered if anyone has or knows anyone who's had microdermabrasion or chemical peels before?

im having my first micro-d next week and i wanna make sure im not making a big mistake

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Funny that Acid should ask about acid chemical peels...

I've heard microderm is great, gives a flawless appearance. I've also heard that it messes with your skin if you have it done regularly for too long, it destroys your skins natural surface, sort of. Don't know if it's true?

I've actually considered chemical peeling or something, because my face is scarred here and there from chicken pox I contracted when I was about 28; I think I scratched the blisters in my sleep or something...

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I've been wondering about this, myself. I have godawful acne scarring on my back, but I also still have active acne...got a couple of mad painful spots right at the moment. I really should see a dermatologist, but my insurance charges me $40 co-pay to go to a specialist, plus a regular $20 office charge to get referred to the specialist. Therefore, I guess I have to remain spotty. *grumble*

Let me know how it goes, though. I may look into this sometime, after I get my student loan chiselled down a little more or something.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Acid@Mar 10th, 2004 - 2:33 pm
i just wondered if anyone has or knows anyone who's had microdermabrasion or chemical peels before?

im having my first micro-d next week and i wanna make sure im not making a big mistake

thanks
I haven't had either but I must say, it seems you're awfully young for this, Sean. Be sure you ask a lot of questions and that the benefits outweigh the risks. And there are always risks. Are you getting this done in a dermatologist's office?

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im going to a skin specialist company
i had a consultation yesturday and the woman did a little bit on my arm to show me what its like. i think its gonna be quite painful

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Is that like what Neve Campbell had in The Craft?

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I have heard that if ouy go to someone good-the results can be really great. good luck

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I think you have to think about how bad your scarring is, and if it's worth the pain of getting rid of it. I had some pretty bad acne scarring when I was about your age and now it's mostly gone except for a few big pores. I'm 22 by the way.

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i dont have any scars, i just have annoying skin which i can never get perfect, so im gonna get micro-d to super buff it

i just wondered if anyone has heard any bad things about it......like aging skin faster or uneven patches

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my mom had micro derm done and LOVED it and her skin looks fab and is so soft.

ps she said it felt great like a nice scrub... i am going to get it done now!

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I have micorderm every month or so and love it. It really helps even skin tone and hyperpigmentation if you have any. It's gentle compared to a chemical peel, which I've never had but I understand that if you do it you have to be extra careful if you have sensitive skin, and then careful of sun exposure.

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How much does it cost?

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It depends, Chemical peels, by personal experience, they oscilate between 500 to 600 dollars

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hey if you get it done you should post before and after pictures...i suppose it has an overall affect on what your skin looks like...would love to see

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I have really bad acne scarred skin (everywhere) and on top of it, I'm malato with light skin. So my skin is very uneven with brown spots from scarring. I purchased a at-home microdermabrasion and chemical peel. I saw it on tv. I've been using the peel once a week, the micro, maybe 2-3 times a week. Micro is gentle depending on how much pressure you use on your face. The peel, up to you on how long you leave it on. I have noticed a really big difference in the reduction of scars and even skin. It may take a month or so, but it is cheaper and does work. I am pleased, considering that I'm 30 and have had scars and acne since I was 13. My face has also cleared. Some break outs here and there. U can use it anywhere.

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