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The main difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion is that the former exfoliates deeper, penetrating thicker dermal layers. Also, dermabrasion requires a single session, while microdermabrasion is done in several sessions. Expect to pay around $3000 (maybe even more), just for the procedure itself (dermabrasion). Add to that anesthesia and other hospitalization costs and it can up by even $2000-$3000. Maybe your insurance can cover it, though.
Dermabrasion is a serious surgical procedure, and its results you will see in a few months. Until then, your skin will be sore, red and sensitive and then... it will fall off. Its results are obvious and permanent, though, so if it bothers you so much, I think it's worth for you to do it. It's not instant relief, though, as I said.
Microdermabrasion is not as aggressive, hence less effective, but you suffer less. Also, since it doesn't exfoliate as profondly as dermabrasion, its results are less visible and less durable.
Dermabrasion is costly, financialy and sufferance-wise, but highly effective, microdermabrasion is less costly on both accounts, but less effective, especially for deeper scars.
Dermabrasion uses a diamond fraise (or other abrasive device) to remove the top dermal layers. You should be very unhappy with your current skin and very determined to do this. It's a few months of HELL.
Thank you Lynn, so now, you don;t have any acne pitted scars in your face? How many sessions on dermabrassion? I'm using microdermabrassion at home. I don't know if it working. You can buy it in any store one of the brand name is neutrogena. You think is good? Thanks
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