Microdermabrasion Compared

By: dermanesse
Until now, professional-quality microdermabrasion treatments cost up to $200.00 each. Over the counter products now let you do it yourself at home and save! Crystal-bonded applicators use the same aluminum oxide crystals as expensive medical-grade machines stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, just like a professional treatment - for comparable results at an affordable price!

HOW IT WORKS

Microdermabrasion at a doctor's office or spa: Aluminum oxide crystals, the hardest and best for microdermabrasion, are applied under high pressure with a medical-grade device by trained doctors and aestheticians.

Exfoliating Machines and Creams: Cream-based formulae are often applied with a "free" motorized device to appear more effective. But cream reduces abrasion, so stimulation of collagen and elastin is negligible.

Home Microdermabrasion: Medical-grade aluminum oxide crystals applied directly to the skin stimulate production of elastin and collagen just like a professional treatment.

EFFECTIVENESS

Microdermabrasion at a doctor's office or spa: Most effective removal of dead, damaged skin cells. Stimulates production of elastin and collagen to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, etc., but too costly to do regularly.

Exfoliating Machines and Creams: Exfoliation of superficial dead skin cells may produce a temporary glowing effect with daily use. Minimal stimulation of skin or impact on wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars or other blemishes.

Home Microdermabrasion: Removes dead and damaged skin cells, which strengthens and thickens skin just like professional treatments, reducing acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes.

EASE OF USE

Microdermabrasion at a doctor's office or spa: Requires regular appointments and travel to a doctor's office or spa. Skin needs time to heal after treatment, so should only be done periodically.

Exfoliating Machines and Creams: Must be used almost every day for as much as 10-15 minutes. Minimal affect on skin after treatment.

Home Microdermabrasion: Do it yourself right at home. Skin needs a brief time to heal afterwards, just like a doctor's treatment. Use every two weeks, NOT every day.

COST

Microdermabrasion at a doctor's office or spa: Up to $200 per treatment

Exfoliating Machines and Creams: $39.95 - $129.95

Home Microdermabrasion: $79.95
6 Applications

COST FOR 90 DAYS

Microdermabrasion at a doctor's office or spa: Up to $1,200 or more. Regular treatments cost thousands!

Exfoliating Machines and Creams: $100 - $300.00; $3 to $5 a day

Home Microdermabrasion: $79.95; Less than $1 a day

* Microdermabrasion requires appropriate skin care afterwards to help heal and protect your new skin, including the custom-designed moisturizers, hydrating lotions and sun screens.
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