What's the difference between dermabration and microdermabration?

Is one procedure better than the other for darker skinned people? Is there any new way to get rid of hyperpigmentation on darker skin?

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Dr. Robert L. True

Published on Feb 02, 2018

Dermabrasion is a very harsh thick "sanding" of the skin surface; there is downtime of around a week. Microdermabrasion is very light and has no downtime.

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Answered by Dr. Robert L. True

Dermabrasion is a very harsh thick "sanding" of the skin surface; there is downtime of around a week. Microdermabrasion is very light and has no downtime.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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