Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

More Than A Scrub: Microdermabrasion

Skin problems can plague you for years or even a lifetime. Pock marks, acne scars, and other blemishes can leave you in fear of your own face or at least whatever other people might think about your face. Rather than put up with the social repercussions of skin problems, you can move to an ideal country where people don't judge people by the look of their skin. Or, until you find that country, you can look into microdermabrasion to lessen the appearance of skin blemishes. 

Clear Skin Does Not Come from a Cream

There are many creams out there that contain bits of shell, sand, or other abrasive materials. These creams are good for exfoliation, but they don't give you the full microdermabrasion experience. The creams can help to rub away the top layer of dry skin, which will help to improve the appearance of your skin, but it will not remove or diminish the appearance of deep-seated issues. Thus, these creams are not a bad purchase if you know what you are buying them for; however, if you are looking for help with long-standing problems, you need to go deeper. 

So What Exactly Is Microdermabrasion?

The whole idea of microdermabrasion is similar to what a woodworker hopes to accomplish with sandpaper. A piece of wood can contain nicks, rough places, and other inconsistencies. The sandpaper will remove the top layer of the wood so that the blemishes disappear. 

With microdermabrasion, a doctor uses a mild abrasive to remove the top layer of your skin. This will leave the area that receives the treatment looking pink and raw. However, this should not last long because new skin will start growing in. Unlike a piece of wood where there is no chance of a new layer of wood coming back, a living body will constantly replenish itself. By removing the top layer of skin, you allow the top layer of skin to come back, and it should come back more clean an fresh looking. 

If you have scars and other blemishes that you are sick of dealing with, you won't find relief and new confidence in a bottle of cream. Ground up nutshells will help to keep skin looking healthy, but nutshells have their limits. To erase scars, you need to do more than use a cream, nor can you just grab a piece of sandpaper and start scraping away at your skin. Instead, you need to trust microdermabrasion to a trained professional like Merkel William D MD

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Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

One of the things I learned when I had children was that accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, my children's pediatrician was not always available when those accidents did happen. I had to learn what was considered an emergency and what could wait until the doctor's office was open. Knowing the difference and what to do in non-emergency situations can be confusing. That is why I created this blog. I wanted to provide other parents with a guide that helps them to understand when it is time to head for urgent care or the hospital and when injuries could be treated at home.