Question— In a few months I’m turning 50. After half a century, my skin is looking tired and I want to give myself a birthday present. Which would be better, microdermabrasion or Botox? You seem to really like both of them.
Answer— Happy birthday! I do like both microdermsabrasion and Botox, but they are very different anti-aging tools and deal with different problems. Microdermabrasion takes of the top dead layer of skin cells to leave the skin smoother, brighter and softer. In addition, removing these old cells actually stimulates the lower levels to grow. Researchers have noticed that mens’ skin seems to age more slowly than women’s– and they believe that part of the reason is the daily shave which encourages the growth of fresh new skin every day.
Microdermabrasion removes the top dead dry layer of the skin a process that benefits different types of skin issues. For oily skin, it “de-roofs” blocked pores to remove blackheads and reduce break-outs. For dry aging skin, microdermabrasion makes the skin look fresh and glowing. Many experts believe that removing the top dead layer of skin signals the skin to grow healthy firm skin.
2. Is there a difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion?
A big difference. Dermabrasion is actually considered surgery. It is painful and local anesthesia is needed as a laser removes most of the epiderrmis. Afterwards the skin is raw, red and a bit bloody for at least a week. Full healing can take months, but a successful dermabrasion can lighten dark patches, remove fine lines … Continue Reading… →