I haven't tried the micoderm from the doctor's office, but I do use Mary Kay's microdermabrasion set. It's much cheaper, only $55 vs the $200 plus at the doctors. The company says that people should only use it 2 or 3 times a week, but then, the company doesn't have ich! [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif
[/img] I use mine every morning in the shower, and my skin is great! Some days when I'm really bad (like my molting seasons), I also use the Buffing Cream on my face as well. I use only MK products on my face & neck, and MK has the only foundation (Day Radiance Foundation) that I can wear w/o looking wierd.
Go to www.marykay.com,
click on consultant locator, type in your ZIP code, and you should be able to find a MK consultant who can help you (she may even do your makeup for you on your wedding day!)
Just make sure you let the lady who you contact know about your skin and that you can't do the "1/2 face thing". When MK consultants demo products for you, they only have you put the moisturizers & lotions on 1/2 of your face after washing it. We say it's so you, the customer, can feel & see the difference from when you moisturize to when you don't. Well, those of us w/ ich KNOW what happens when we don't moisturize! Also tell her you may need to put on some Extra Emollient Night Cream before you put on your foundation. She may worry that it will mess everything up, but believe me it won't. Just tell her you talked to a MK consultant who has the same skin condition you do (me!) and that's what she does. Also tell her you need the Day Radiance foundation, not any of the other kinds.
Good luck on planning your wedding!