Originally Posted by arock
my derm tells me that microdermabrasion is a waste of time, but i don't know if he's being straight or just trying to make a buck, ya know?
No, your derm is being truthful with you! I got a series of at least 10 micro treatments AND AHA peels, and truthfully, I still can't really see a difference. Yeaaah, I guess my red marks faded a little bit, but I think that had more to do with my using Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lotion than anything else! I would have to agree that microdermabrasion is a big stinkin' waste of money!! I would not recommend it.
My derm told me the same thing about micro - he actually laughed at me when I said I went and got the treatments done, and told me that micro is very overrated and a big waste of time and money. He said that the micro kits you can buy at Walgreens have the exact same affect as the treatments you get at a doctor's office.
Dermabrasion is a pretty invasive procedure that you will have to take time off from work/school/other activities to heal. However - most people have seen the best results with dermabrasion. But I do believe that after Accutane, you must wait one year to get micro, peels, or dermabrasion b/c your skin stays very fragile for a loooonnnnggg time after Accutane. If you get any of the above procedures any sooner than that, it can cause permanent scarring, so don't risk it!