Beauty, Fashion & Style


Beauty, Fashion & Style

Posted by: Maddy30165364

19th Jun 2016 03:20pm

What is the difference between a facial and microdermabrasion? Are they the same? If not, which is better and what do they do?

Also, what is best for clogged pores or pimples?

Comments 9

  • 15th Sep 2020 09:16pm

Microdermabrasion can help improve the skin appearance by reducing fine lines, early sun damage, and mild, shallow acne marks. It is not useful for deep acne scars or deep wrinkles. Skin may become noticeably smoother even after one treatment and better absorb moisturizers.

  • 31st Oct 2016 06:15pm

to me a facial is a deep cleanz then hot steam with washer then moisterise while dermabrasion is done with electrical impulses penetrating the top layer of your skin removing or opening the poors to really give it a new rejuvination

  • 31st Oct 2016 12:40pm

Microdermabrasion is a surgical skin planing, typically performed in a professional medical setting by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon trained specifically in this procedure. Such are surgical, invasive & should require a local anaesthetic
Facial is a wider term and need not involved professional surgery or practioners. Need not involve a local anaesthetic - nor should it be so as unqualified people are often involved.
And the best for clogged pores and pimples is simply cold clear water, followed by diet that seeks reduced fat and more fruit/vegetables. Keep out of the sun but seek to have a good blood flow - exercise, cold washing, healthy food and above all esle - no smoking !!!

  • 30th Oct 2016 10:22pm

A facial MAY include exfoliation. Microdermabrasion removes outer layers of skin to expose new skin.

  • 29th Oct 2016 07:28pm

Sorry, no help, 59 never had a facial or considered microdermabrasion, the word is scary enough..

  • 29th Oct 2016 10:29am

I have never had a facial or microdermabrasion so I can't comment on these. I did get pimples as a teenager and keeping the skin clean and using physohex (or something with a name like that) helped to keep pimples at bay.

  • 15th Jul 2016 10:56pm

Microelectronics is natural healing process for those who have bigger pores like acne. and anyone to look is basically rupturing cells and then allowing it to heal by its own.I have had it done twice when in India.

Haven't got chance to get done here in australia yet. Facials are temporary relief. I think you should get both of them done if you have too much of scaring and damage ...or even to look younger. when there is not much physical activity.

  • 23rd Jun 2016 01:58am

A facial is usually just a general beauty treatment for the face and usually includes the application of a mask , massage and/or cream. Mircodermabraision is procedure removes the surface layer of dead skin in order to stimulate new growth and regeneration, it is a lot more invasive and involved then a facial. From my knowledge it's better than a facial for scaring, sun damage and discoloration etc.
I'm not an beautician or a dermatologist and I have never either treatment at a salon, I suggest you ask a professional before paying for a treatment.

What is best differs from person to person, I stopped my pimples with a strict skin care regime with a fairly mild salicylic acid wash and a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream for spot treatments that I got on the shelf from a regular chemist. I also moisturize, and wear sunscreen everyday. I don't wear make up 90% of the time as well ( which probably makes no difference). However, I know I should exfoliate a little more often, which would help with my mildly blocked pores.

  • 25th Sep 2020 05:52pm
A facial is usually just a general beauty treatment for the face and usually includes the application of a mask , massage and/or cream. Mircodermabraision is procedure removes the surface layer of...

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