Does Microdermabrasion Really Work?

How Can Micro Dermabrasion Treatment Help?

Based on my personal experience, as well as that of hundreds of other people, micro derm abrasion really works because:

Micro Dermabrasion In A Nutshell

Microderm abrasion is a simple, straight forward, non-invasive procedure that revitalizes dull skin, reduces large pores, erases fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, reduces mild pigment irregularities (hyperpigmentation), stretch marks and age spots.

It is equally effective to other skin treatments (on superficial imperfections) and, most importantly, it allows you to get back to your daily routine immediately after treatment.

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Top Five Microderm Questions

Q: What Is Microdermabrasion?

A: Microderm abrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment that works by gently abrading the top layer of the skin with the help of micro aluminium oxide crystals or diamond tipped wand, leaving a new, fresh layer underneath. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure which can be performed at home, in beauty salons, spas and medical or dermatological offices.

Q: Is Microdermabrasion Safe?

A: Microabrasion has virtually no risks and no side effects because it is one of the least invasive skin resurfacing procedures. Contraindications, however, do exist. Patients on Accutane for 6 months previously, pregnant and nursing women, people suffering from active herpes lesions, malignant tumors, keratosis, active rosacea or weeping acne should not have microbrasion.

Q: How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?

A: At-home micro derm abrasion kits cost between $15 and $200 depending on brand and ingredients. Prices at beauty salons or spas range between $75 and $200 for one treatment. In clinics, a single full face abrasion costs between $100 and 300$ not including the initial consultation (which may cost an additional $150). The cost of an entire micro dermal abrasion treatment (9 sessions and 4 maintenance sessions, on average) can reach around $1,950 a year.

Q: How Effective Is Microdermabrasion?

A: Micro derma brasion is effective on diminishing and even getting rid of fine lines, enlarged pores, blackheads, age spots, hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone), scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and dull skin. Women who've tried it (myself included) say a full micro dermabration treatment makes the skin smoother and better. Actual results, however, depend on prior medical conditions, your skin's ability to recover and on who performed the procedure. It is not effective on severe skin imperfections because microderm abrasion cannot reach deeper layers of skin.

Q: Is Microdermabrasion Good For Acne?

A: According to some dermatological studies, microdermabration is effective on mild acne. On the other hand, acne-prone skin gets easily irritated and may be too sensitive to micro-crystals. Microdermabrasion can, however, get rid of superficial acne scars and red marks.