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Do at-home microdermabrasion kits really work?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A home microdermabrasion kit may work for you, depending on your skin type and condition. Talk to a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating skin, nail, and hair conditions) before using a home microdermabrasion kit. Microdermabrasion kits use natural remedies such as papaya and baking soda to gently remove dead skin cells. The kits can help treat mild and moderate acne and reduce acne scars. Ingredients in the products vary, so ask your dermatologist to recommend a product that may work best for you. Follow the directions carefully.

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