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Old 05-23-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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Nearly all trained estheticians do microdermabrasians... Do you go see a nurse for a facial?
A microderm is more than a facial. It is actually resurfacing your facial skin. Yes, I would go to a medical professional for that.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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Depends. If it's not medical grade (strength) equipment, it can be done by an aesthetician. But it probably won't be as effective.
It's legal in CA. I've never known anyone who insists that they need to see a nurse for a microderm but the people I have spoken about this with are around my age. I used to go once a month for a facial and microderm and tipped 20% for that since it was usually an hour or slightly more. I now just started going every 2 weeks strictly for a microderm. My skin feels great right after. I have no wrinkles or anything. I really just get it to help with sun damage and smooth out my skin a bit. I'm not yet at the point where I need something more severe for my face.



Who may perform microdermabrasion?

It depends. If it's a cosmetic treatment, that is to say it only affects the outermost layer of the skin or the stratum corneum, then a licensed cosmetician or esthetician may perform the treatment. If it's a medical treatment, that is to say it penetrates to deeper levels of the epidermis, then it must be performed by a physician, or by a registered nurse or physician assistant under supervision. Treatments to remove scarring, blemishes, or wrinkles would be considered a medical treatment. Unlicensed personnel, including medical assistants, may not perform any type of microdermabrasion.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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Microdermabrasion is a quick and simple procedure that can be done by a esthetician. I would tip 15-20% .
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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The last paragraph of post #22 is correct. There are at least two types of dermabrasion. The type which removes scars is NOT a "quick and simple procedure", and does require someone with more than esthetician training. There is significant pain, healing time, and may require multiple treatments. Improper treatment can cause permanent scarring or infection.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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The last paragraph of post #22 is correct. There are at least two types of dermabrasion. The type which removes scars is NOT a "quick and simple procedure", and does require someone with more than esthetician training. There is significant pain, healing time, and may require multiple treatments. Improper treatment can cause permanent scarring or infection.
Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are different procedures, ok? There is a difference. DERMAbrasion can only be done by a physician. I've had microdermabrasion many, many times. It is a simple, easy procedure and it can be done almost anywhere: dermatologist office, medical spa, or hair salon with an esthetician. Let me add that even if you get MICROdermabrasion done at a dermatologist office the doctor does not do it, an esthetician does it.
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