II. Mechanism

  1. Mechanical exfoliation of superficial skin layers using abrasives (e.g. diamond-tipped pads)

III. Indications (same indications as for Chemical Peels)

  1. Benign epidermal pigmentation
  2. Rough skin
  3. Acne
  4. Superficial acne scars

IV. Dosing

  1. Course of 6 treatments every 2-4 weeks with maintenance treatments every 1-3 months

V. Efficacy

  1. Results are temporary

VI. Advantages

  1. Safe for all skin types

VII. Disadvantages

  1. Telangiectasias may be exacerbated
  2. Low efficacy for a single treatment

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