A skin treatment called a dermabrasion is being marketed by dermatologists around the country to treat acne, psoriasis and wrinkles.
It’s been used to treat everything from cystic fibrosis and eczema to rosacea and even the condition of elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dermabriation is a procedure used to get out unwanted, unsightly flakes, and it’s being sold at specialty drugstores like Rite Aid and Walgreens.
The process is similar to a traditional face lift, but instead of using a gentle scrub, you apply a topical cream that is meant to penetrate the skin and remove any excess oil.
The procedure is effective for those with dry, rough skin, said Dr. Doreen W. Mota, a dermatologist and co-founder of the Skin Science Foundation.
“Dermablation is like a skin-lightening treatment, but it’s more gentle than a cream,” Mota said.
She said the cream also contains an ingredient called salicylic acid, which she said is a skin cleanser.
According to the Skin Sciences Foundation, Dermaabriating cream has been shown to reduce the appearance of skin redness, roughness and acne-related skin complaints.
This isn’t the first time dermatologists are touting the use of a skin lightening treatment in the U.S. Dermabrication is being touted as a treatment for eczemas, rosaries and psorias.
When used properly, the treatment can be as simple as rubbing the face and scalp with the cream, and removing excess skin with a gentle soap.
People with dry or oily skin may want to consider a dermatology prescription to help with dryness, irritation and other issues, Mota explained.
For people with dry skin, the cream is meant as a daily routine, she said.
“It can be applied to the entire face and neck and the back and legs,” she said, adding that it may also be used for the upper arms and the chest.
If you have sensitive skin, consider using a more mild, cream-based treatment to treat a combination of dryness and skin problems, she added.
In a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, researchers at the University of Southern California evaluated the efficacy of Dermaablation as a face cream.
Researchers found that participants who received Dermaabilite had significantly less signs of rosary-related facial skin problems compared with those who received the placebo cream, the researchers said.
It also had no adverse effects on the skin of anyone with rosarianism, the study found.
Other studies have also shown that DermaBrication helps people with rosy, fine-to-falsy skin.
A study published this month in the journal Skin Care found that DermatBricate had similar effects on people with acne-prone skin.
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The company’s founder, Dr. Robert B. Gershoff, said the product has not been tested on human skin and hasn’t been approved for human use.
Gershoff has been in the business of selling Dermablication for years, and he says it has helped him tremendously in treating patients.
He said he’s seen patients who suffer from severe acne, rosy spots or rosaria, and those who have cystic skin or skin allergies, but the cream isn’t a cure.
“[The cream] doesn’t help me at all,” Gersheim said.
“[But] it does help with the itchiness that I’ve experienced, which is one of the reasons I use it.”
Geshoff said he and his team are looking for more customers to try DermaBlast, but for now, the company is focused on growing the business and selling more of its products.
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