How often is it okay to get microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is helpful for treating fine facial wrinkles, superficial age spots, sun-damaged skin, and clogged pores. This non-surgical procedure involves using a stream of crystals directed towards the skin, resurfacing the superficial layers. Chemical peels can be just as effective for removing the outer layer of skin, reducing fine lines and improving sun-damaged areas. Plastic surgeons I know suggest that these procedures can be repeated every few months for optimal results.

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How does microdermabrasion work?
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