If you've been looking for a new way to improve your skin, microdermabrasion is an effective treatment that's been around for years but has recently become popular again. With a little bit of help from the right tools and some time on your own, you can get smoother skin at home with ease. We have answered some of the common question you may have before starting your microdermabrasion session at home. 

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that uses a handheld device to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells called stratum corneum. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two to four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin-care creams yield the best results. It is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and other skin imperfections.

Microdermabrasion is preferred by most women as it is less invasive and almost needs no recovery time as compared to other clinical procedures such as a chemical peel, laser therapy or  dermabrasion. Although the face is the most common area for microdermabrasion, any skin area, including the neck, chest, back, and hands, may be treated.

Who is microdermabrasion for?

Microdermabrasion is often a good choice for those who want smooth, younger looking skin but have sensitive skin that cannot tolerate chemical peels or other exfoliating treatments. Microdermabrasion gently removes dead cells from the surface of your skin and leaves it soft, supple and glowing without causing irritation or redness. Microdermabrasion also works for all skin types and colors. Microdermabrasion may be the right choice for you if you have any of the following skin concerns

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
  • enlarged pores and blackheads
  • acne and acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • dull-looking skin complexion
  • uneven skin tone and texture
  • melasma
  • sun damage

You should not use microdermabrasion

  • If you have any sort of scarring on your face or body.
  • If you have a skin condition like acne, rosacea, or eczema.
  • If you have a skin condition that causes redness or irritation.


How does Microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion can help you achieve smoother skin. The procedure involves the use of crystals or other abrasive particles to remove dull, dead skin cells and debris from your face.  By removing these layers of dead skin and encouraging new cell generation, microdermabrasion leaves your complexion looking brighter, healthier and more youthful.

It’s recommended that you only undergo microdermabrasion once every two weeks This frequency will allow your body time to heal between treatments while still giving you noticeable results in the long


How much does microdermabrasion cost?

In salon microdermabrasion kits can cost anywhere from $100-$300. At home Microdermabrasion kits are usually less expensive than professional in clinic sessions

When you use at-home kits, you have more control over how often you practice microdermabrasion. You can choose to do it more or less often depending on what you want to achieve. If your skin is looking pretty good, then there’s no need to use the kit more than once a month. On the other hand, if your complexion has suffered from acne breakouts or sun damage and needs some extra love, then doing microdermabrasion every few weeks will help keep your skin glowing and healthy.


How to prepare for microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe, effective way to address fine lines, hyperpigmentation and sun damage on your face. You can use it at home for a fraction of the cost of traditional treatments. Since Microdermabrasion is minimally evasive, there is very little preparation needed.

  1. Cleanse your skin using an oil-free, fragrance-free gentle cleanser. Avoid harsh cleansers that could strip your skin dry which causes it to be more sensitive to the microdermabrasion process.
  2. Pat your skin dry with a cotton towel. It is important to have your face completely dry to allow the microdermabrasion machine to work most effectively.
  3. Turn on the microdermabrasion device. Gently pull one skin area tight. Rotate the hand-held device onto your skin in an upward circular motion, making sure to do 1 or 2 passes only.
  4. Repeat the entire process to your entire face, neck or another treatment area.
  5. After the procedure, use a toner to restore your skin’s PH levels.
  6. Use appropriate serums and moisturize completely to hydrate your skin and lessen the reddening of its sensitive areas.


If you want to add microdermabrasion to your beauty routine but don’t want to go through the hassle of booking an appointment at a spa or med spa—or if you are concerned about paying for expensive services in person—a home microdermabrasion kit may be for you.


September 15, 2022