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What Is Micro Dermabrasion and Its Uses

Updated on May 26, 2010

Microdermabrasion Basics


Skin care does not mean just beauty care but also health care of the largest organ of human body which protects the body from many diseases.  Skin care has been an important routine in many civilizations around the world.


Modern science has developed many different aids for better skin and microdermabrasion is one of them.  Basically there are just few questions repeatedly asked about microdermabrasion and what is microdermabrasion is the first one.  Everyone knows that the outermost layer of the skin consists of cells which die regularly and new layer is formed with new cells.


Microdermabrasion is a procedure where the skin resurfacing is done by treating the layer gently abrading it off the skin with help of micro-crystals of aluminum oxide or diamond tipped wand.  If diamond tipped wand is used it is called diamond micro dermabrasion.  The treatment leaves the fresh layer.  The method is very safe and noninvasive in nature and can be done at home with use of home dermabrasion kits and also in beauty salons.


Another question about microdermabrasion which is frequently asked is about its safety.  Microdermabrasion is just a process of removing the dead skin layer by physically removing it with a process of abrasion, so it is considered to be quite safe barring few medical conditions and skin diseases like weeping acne and rosacea.


The cost of microdermabrasion varies depending on many factors.  Home micro dermabrasion kits cots from $20  to $200 depending on the brand and quality with material used.  In case of beauty saloons prices range depends on number of sessions and area covered and can range form $100 to $300.


This procedure is mainly used getting rid of fine lines, enlarged ports, stretch marks, wrinkles, dull skin.  It is mainly used as a routine few times every year to make the skin look smoother. 


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