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Microdermabrasion - Powerful Skin Care!

Updated on July 25, 2009

So, what exactly is microdermabrasion? Well, in a nutshell, microdermabrasion is when finely ground mineral crystals are used to give the skin a deep scrubbing. I don't know what you think about this procedure…but it sounds painful to me! Crystals? Deep Scrubbing? Ouch! Microdermabrasion can be done at a salon, at home or for a really intense scubbing…a doctor's office. At home microdermabrasion machines are far gentler on the skin than the machines that are used by professionals.

Many skin care lines (that you can buy at a drug or department store) now offer exfoliating scrubs that contain mineral crystals. While these scrubs may temporarily improve the look and feel of your skin, they are not as powerful as the scrubs that a professional would use. Home microdermabrasion systems have become very popular. Compared to professional microdermabrasion treatments, home treatments are cheaper, very easy to perform and can produce decent results over time (you must stick with it!). If you are interested in purchasing a home mircrodermabrasion system, do your homework, read reviews and of course, search for the best price! The home microdermabrasion market has become quite competitive so it should be relatively easy to find a good machine…for a good price! I suggest starting your search on the good old world-wide-web!

Olay Regenerist Home Kit
Olay Regenerist Home Kit

More Microdermabrasion Information

Microdermabrasion can be very beneficial…especially when done correctly. However, it is a powerful procedure (when done by a professional) so you must choose a technician that is highly qualified. If not done correctly, treatments can cause open lesions (oh my!) and even scarring. Never, and I repeat, NEVER use microdermabrasion on open sores or blemishes (acne). If you do decide to try this procedure at home, go slow and be VERY gentle!! It is very important that you learn how your skin will react before you go "all out." If you have sensitive skin or certain skin conditions, microdermabrasion can actually cause more harm than good.

Portable Microdermabrasion Machine
Portable Microdermabrasion Machine

Pros & Cons of Microdermabrasion

The Pros:

  • Eliminate early signs of aging
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Brightens complexions
  • Reduce sun damage
  • Improves dull, oily or leathery skin textures
  • Smooths mild pigmentation irregularities
  • Fresher skin

The Cons:

Treatments can be very affective. However, the results are temporary; therefore, maintenance is required to sustain results. Treatments can be quite expensive so don't begin a program unless you can "finish what you start!" Aggressive treatments can lead to scarring and open lesions…so don't go over-board! If you use a home microdermabrasion machine, follow the instructions very carefully and remember…LESS IS OFTEN MORE!

Smooth & Soft!

Over all, microdermabrasion is a powerful skin improvement tool! When used correctly, it can make your skin absolutely glow! Microdermabrasion can also reduce wrinkles and the look of fine lines. Salon treatments usually take twenty to thirty minutes to perform. Why not make an appointment during your lunch hour and see if this skin care treatment is right for you! Good luck and here's to baby soft skin!


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