Microderm in Portland, Oregon

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Pure MedSpa Portland - Washington Square

Pure Med Spa has quickly become the largest network of aesthetic skincare providers in the United States and Canada. Pure's success can be attributed to its winning combination of cutting-edge technology, and the pampered experience and services of a deluxe spa. Pure Med Spa's facilities employ only the best skin care providers in the industry, including medically trained and accredited physicians, nurses and aestheticians.

Premier Laser Clinic

This Portland, Oregon laser clinic specializes in laser hair removal, treatment for vascular lesions, photo facials, microdermabrasion and peels. A team of laser technicians and licensed aestheticians performs microdermabrasion treatments utilizing the Dellphia system. The procedure, which takes about 20 minutes, is briefly described; a few more details about the process are available in a (separate) FAQ's section.

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Karamar Specialized Skin Care

Karamar is a skin care centre located in Gresham, Oregon. It provides: microdermabrasion, micro-current non-surgical face lift, Ultrasonic “Plus” Ultrasound facial treatment, LED light therapy. Both Crystal microdermabrasion and Diamond Tip non-crystal microdermabrasion treatments are available. The website includes a detailed explanation of the procedures.

Oswego Spa and Laser

With over 15 years of facial cosmetic surgery experience, Dr. Robinson provides a series of treatments for face and body, including face lift, rhinoplasty, chin implants, facials, laser vein treatment, microdermabrasion, Intense Pulse Light. His practice is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon (serving the Portland, OR area). There are no details on the microdermabrasion procedure.

Aesthetic Medicine - Physicians & Surgeons

Aesthetic Medicine's facility in Tigard, Oregon offers microdermabrasion, Restylane, Botox, facials, treatments for acne, rosacea, sun damage, facial wrinkles and dark circles. Microdermabrasion treatment is performed utilizing the Diamond Peel technique. There are no details on the procedure; the website does not include any before/after photos or answers to frequently asked questions.

NOTE: The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in June 2007. Please contact the surgeries for up to date information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Microdermabration Vs Surgery. Which Is Better??

A: Surgery has more dramatic results and is also effective on more severe skin imperfections. Superficial lines, scars, stretch marks and acne marks are best treated with microdermasion.

Q: Microderm Is It Good On The Neck?

A: Over The Counter microdermoabrasion systems can be used on your neck as long as it's especially formulated as a facial microderm abrasions tool (unless otherwise stated). Using a body microderm abrasian product on your neck may be too harsh and result in irritation. Doctor-performed micro derma abrasion is suitable for use on the neck.

Q: Does Nuetrogena Microbrasion Work?

A: The Home micro dermabration products from Neutrogena works for some people and doesn't work for others. There are many happy customers who say that Nuetrogena product does make their skin look younger and feel smother. However, there are some unhappy consumers who say the kit is either too aggressive, causing them skin irritations and break-outs, or not very effective in removing fine scars and wrinkles. The only way to find out if the product works for you is to try to get a free sample and test the formula on your face.

Q: What Does Microderma Do For Skin Texture?

A: This procedure exfoliates the top layer of skin which consists of dead skin cells. Microdermabrasian machine stimulates collagen production, essential to healthy skin and also evens out skin texture and tone.

Q: What Are The Prices For Microdermabration?

A: Compared to other non-surgical procedures, microdermabrastion is the cheapest skin rejuvenation procedure. For example, microdermbrasion kits cost between $15 and $200, depending on contents and brand. Kits that include a rotating hand-held device designed to massage the crystal cream onto your face are the most expensive (and the most effective). The price of a single microdermal abrasion treatment at a beauty salon or spa varies between $75 and $200. One full face session at a surgeon or dermatologist office costs somewhere between $100 and $300, not including initial consultation fees (which may cost an additional $150). You may need an average of 9 treatments and 4 maintenance sessions for best results which makes a full microdermabasion treatment cost around $1,600 per year.

Q: Is Micro Dermal Abrasion Good On Hyperpigmentation?

A: Micro derm abrasion set works on hyperpigmentation. The micro-crystal flow abrades the top layer of the skin where unevenly pigmented skin cells are stuck. Several specialist microderma sessions are required to even out skin tone and get rid of hyperpigmentation.

Q: Microdermal Abrasion Is It Effective On Large Pores?

A: Microdermabarasion sets stimulates collagen growth which is why it works on large pores. Collagen production is stimulated through skin exfoliation. Furthermore, the vacuum function of most microabrasion equipment sucks out hardened oil, dust and other dirt which may clog your pores. This way, the oil in the glands can again reach the surface of your skin and your pores can return to their natural shape and size.

Q: Does Microderm Have Any Effect?

A: According to thousands of online testimonials, over the counter micro derma brasion has effects on fine skin imperfections. But like with most non-surgical techniques, the effects depend on your medical condition, your body's ability to recover and on who does the procedure. Most people who have tried microdermbrasion say the procedure was effective in getting rid of acne scars, age spots, fine lines, enlarged pores, red marks, stretch marks and dull skin More severe skin imperfections cannot be improved with this non-invasive technique, because it only sandblasts the top layer of the skin, not being able to reach deeper layers of skin.

Q: Can Micro Derm Abrasion Work On Rosacea?

A: Rosacea is one of the main contraindications of microdermabrasion, because the exfoliation process worsens rosacea symptoms (redness, itchiness, flaking). personal micro derma abrasion sets are not recommended either (even though they are milder).

Q: Is Microderm Safe?

A: Thanks to its non-invasive nature, OTC microdermibrasion has virtually no risks and no side effects. There are some contraindications, however: patients who took Accutane for the previous 6 months, pregnant and nursing women, people suffering from active herpes lesions, malignant tumors, keratosis, active rosacea or weeping acne should not have microderm abrasions.

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