Microdermabrasion is one thing we all should be doing to keep our skin looking great. I started becoming interested when I heard that it can help the appearance of scarring, and give me more of a youthful look. Of course I fell for it and I purchased am at home device to start my treatment cycle. Here are some key things to remember.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive procedure that removes the top layer of dry, dead skin cells. This is done by using either fine crystals or a diamond tip that is basically ran across your face, it can feel like a vacuum. You can think of this as the buff and polish for the face.
This can be done at home or in a doctors office. The choice is yours and what your comfortable with. There are a few things to consider-
Price, how often are you going to need it, and what is more convenient.
At-home vs In- office
Two main Differences between in-office and at-home is that the devices used in office normally have more power, and get deeper into the skin to provide a more in depth exfoliation.
What made me go with the at home is the fact that I can preform the treatments when and as i needed without booking an appointment.
Microdermabrasion prices can vary depending on many factors. I was told sessions can run anywhere from 75.00 to 200.00 per session and it depends on how many treatments are needed.
I will speak for me and my personal experience. When I had looked into getting this done I was being told upwards of $200.00 per session! That just wasn’t in my plan I looked around the area and I was getting the same price.
While the motors are stronger leading to more suction power the price was a huge point for me because this was an investment I was making for my skin. I encourage you to look around and see what the prices would be for you.
Who Benefits from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is great for most skin types and can even repair and reduce scars, if that’s what you desire. In my opinion there really isn’t even a recovery time – I can get this done in a lunch break . It takes little time to complete and you don’t need to use medications to numb the skin and still achieves awesome results.
If you have uneven pigmentation, fine lines or clogged pores you can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
Who Should Think Twice Before Microdermabrasion?
It’s not recommended if you have skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, active sunburn,open sores, fragile capillaries or widespread acne. This can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts it will also be painful.
I’ve made the mistake of going over a pimple one night thinking it was going to suck all the nasty stuff out. It surely did suck it out but I couldn’t get it to stop bleeding and it was extremely painful.
How often should you Exfoliate?
This is a personal preference and can be preformed as often as weekly of spread it out to 8 weeks. I use mine as I feel needed and it depends on the face products I use. After your first treatment your skin will be smooth and will look brand new, you’ll know when its time.
What to Expect After:
After Microdermabrasion you may experience a little redness, with just a slight tingly feeling. I have somewhat sensitive skin and this actually feels good for some reason. My face does become red afterwards but goes away quickly.
After I use my microdermabrasion machine I wash my face with a gentle cleanser to help clear out my pores and remove any left over dead skin.
After washing my face I love to use a serum to help settle my skin and mist with rose water.
Check out part two to this post, I get more in depth with two of the top rated machines! You can find it here
For more tips on achieving youthful looking skin, check out my post about DermaRolling for beginners!