I haven't tried this product because I simply don't afford it (it's one of the most expensive at home microderm abrasion kits available), but I've decided to put this review on my site anyway because I noticed the product is quite popular among people interested in trying personal microdermabrasion. I based my review on many online consumer reviews and magazine articles.
But before continuing, you might want to read about the top three micro dermabrasion kits reviewed on this site: Youthful Essence, Dermanew and Neutrogena (and also see my latest microdermabrasion kit review, the Personal Microderm System).
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The Visage Naturel kit is available online, in drugstores and beauty shops for $100, and has the following products:
The usage instructions say the kit has to be used 1-2 times a week for best results. This is how to use the numerous products in the system:
Since I don't have any first hand feedback on this product, I formed an opinion based on tens of real consumer reviews. According to the positive ones, Visage Naturel works very well on fine lines and is quick to show results. Skin feels smoother and is more evenly toned after the first week of use. However, some users talk about the fact that the kit is expensive compared to other effective home kits and the shape of the rotating device makes it a bit difficult to handle. On the other hand, most users agree that the products are very good on sensitive and oily skin types.
Next, the most popular microdermabrasion kits compared.
A: Regular cosmetic exfoliation are too harsh to be used on the face. Microdermabarasion products use aluminum oxide, sodium bicarbonate or pearl micro crystals to gently abrade the skin without causing irritations or scarring.
A: Do-It-Yourself microabrasion kits can be used on your body as long as it's especially formulated as a body microdermabrasion kit. Using a face microdermabrasion kit on your body will not have the desired result because it's much too mild to have a significant effect on your body. Professional micro derm abrasion is suitable for use on the body except for the feet where the skin is too thin.
A: The Home microderm abrasion set from L'Oreal is effective for some people and isn't for others. There are many happy customers who say that L'Oreal sets does make their skin look younger and feel smother. On the other hand, there are some unhappy costumers who say the kit is either too harsh, causing them irritations or break outs, or not very effective in diminishing fine scars and wrinkles. The only way to find out if the set works for you is to try to get a free sample and test the formula on your skin.
A: The only one who can give you the right answer on this one is your doctor. He or she can tell you whether home kits or professional (crystal or diamond tipped microdermabarasion ) treatment is best.
A: Microderm abrasian creams stimulate collagen growth which is why it's effective on enlarged pores. Collagen production is stimulated through skin exfoliation. Furthermore, the vacuum function of most microderm abrasions units sucks out hardened oil, dust and other dirt which may clog your pores. This way, the oil in the glands can again reach the surface of your skin and your pores can return to their natural shape and size.
A: Best results are obtained after 6 to 12 professional sessions (depending on your expectations and severity of the skin imperfections), respectively one month of use for a at-home microdermabrasian kit.
A: Microabrasions pulverizes away the dead skin layer (the outermost layer) in order to even out skin texture and improve superficial burn scarring. Deeper burn scars needs more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing.
A: Self microderma tool is appropriate for all skin colors (including Asian skin ) because this procedure sandblasts only the outermost skin layer which is made of dead skin cells. There's no damage to live tissue which could cause scarring or severe irritation. The exfoliation process involved in specialist microderm abrasions helps the skin renew itself quicker and more effectively.
A: You can use microdermbrasion on tattooed skin with no risk or side effects. This skin resurfacing technique is too mild to remove tattoos.
A: Yes, board certified estheticians can perform microdermibrasion if they have been specifically trained for it and can prove it with a diploma or certification.
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