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Skin Care Review: Microdermabrasion

by Anonymous, London England

No effect

High priced exfoliation. Physically harmless for most people.

Waste of money. minor spots.

Although I am relatively young - 26 - due to an almost complete neglect of drinking water for most of my life I am generally considered to be in my early thirties and although I am wrinkle-free my skin has lost the fleshy collagen-filled quality it had only a couple of years previously and my complexion is clear but sallow. I wanted to use microdermabrasion in order to establish a "glowing" complexion - it is supposed to reveal the new, fresh skin underneath. I had four sessions of microdermabrasion over a period of eight weeks at one of the big department stores in London. "You should notice a difference immediately" I was told although I knew the effects were cumulative. Well, after four treatments: Nothing! No difference! No, wait - a couple of tiny, latent spots became redder and more noticeable... My own at-home exfoliation with a muslim cloth has a far greater effect!

I have since discovered that glycolic peels have the same effect of removing old skin cells but ALSO generate collagen and are one of only a couple of treatments that are scientifically proven work. My advice for anyone is to choose a glycolic treatment - or at least make sure the procedures you try are backed up with scientific data.

Please do not waste your valuable time and money.

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