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Microdermabrasion: At Home Vs. Professional Treatment

Who Doesn't Love Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasions are a fabulous addition to any skin care regimen. This treatment helps remove the damaged outer layer of skin to reveal a healthy complexion. The process also stimulates collagen growth which leads to even more healthy skin cells. Microderms can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and other problem spots.* 

With the growing popularity of the exfoliating treatment, you now have options besides a visit to a professional spa or clinic. But is the adage true that you get what you pay for?  Let's compare at home treatments to professional treatments:

*Results of each treatment may vary from person to person.
†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Microdermabrasion At Home

If you desire to treat yourself to a microdermabrasion treatment without leaving the comfort of your home, you will find there are kits, creams, scrubs, and at high-tech devices available to you.
The price for at home products and equipment vary.  You can find scrubs that are as low as $15, where many devices can reach the $200+ mark.
At home microderm treatments allow you the freedom to treat yourself whenever you'd like. Some options are safe to do a few times a week; some are weekly, others are monthly. Just recognize and be aware that there is such thing as too much exfoliation. You need to give your skin time to heal.
Do you trust yourself? Beware, there is no professional advice with each bottle, and you run the risk of irritating your skin, facing burning sensations, and not knowing which product is best for your skin type.
These treatments can be done in the privacy of your home. There is no travel to a spa and no fitting an appointment into your busy schedule. You don't even need to change out of your pj's!
Many at home products and devices do not include the necessary repair or replenishing products needed after a microderm treatment. Exfoliation is great, but it does dry out the skin. Be sure to purchase a restoring serum to follow at-home treatment.

Professional Spa Microdermabrasion

When most people hear microdermabrasion, they picture relaxation and pampering.  Most spas use high tech diamond-tipped microderm exfoliator devices that offer powerful, quality, controlled treatments, and beautiful results.
At a clinical spa, you can expect a quality experience with certified and friendly aestheticians who know skin. They have studied and perfected their process and understand all skin types. They are there to answer any questions and concerns you may have and help you be as comfortable as possible.
Spas tend to stock and use professional grade essential repair and replenishment serums both before and after the microderm treatment to make help your skin restore moisture and gain essential nutrients. 
Be honest, have you ever tried to pop a pimple? Many spas include professional extractions with each microderm treatment. The aesthetician removes the dirt and debris from the skin without harming or scarring. as may happen at home without the proper tools and experience.
Let's face it. Going to the spa is a fun, relaxing, luxurious experience. The calming atmosphere and tranquil environment are worth it, alone.
Professional spa treatments are usually scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks for optimum skin care maintenance. The spa is a great resource for making sure you get the right treatments in the right time frame.

Do Your Research

Ultimately, it is up to you which type of microdermabrasion experience you choose. There are great at home treatments, but also many benefits from professional treatment. It is important to do your research to know what is best for your skin type, your desired regimen, and your wallet! Have fun!

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