Can you have Microdermabrasion at Home?


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As more people are interested in microdermabrasion there are more home-kits becoming available in pharmacies across the country.  Many large skin care brands are beginning to offer their own microdermabrasion treatments that you can use yourself. 

Home microdermabrasion kits usually consist of an exfoliation cream combined with an applicator.  This might be a surface such as a wand, or a sponge-like device.  When these are used in conjunction they can knock off the surface skin level, and reveal the healthy skin underneath.  The kits may also include finishing creams or other lotions that are meant to help with your skin renewal and growth. 

You can buy home microdermabrasion kits for either the face or for your body, and the two ought not to be confused.  Generally the body kits will be a lot harsher on your skin than facial ones, these are designed to be more gentle for sensitive areas. 

Home microdermabrasion risks

It is likely that you are not a dermatologist or another form of skin-care expert, and as such home microdermabrasion kits are not made to as great a strength as those performed by a professional beauty therapist.  Problems can arise after home treatments, and as such it is a good idea to read all of the instructions contained in the pack and follow them.  The main thing that can go wrong is being too enthusiastic with your dermabrasion, causing sore, red skin or a reaction with any of the creams causing you to have more spots than usual.  This ought not to happen if you use the treatment appropriately and ensure that it is recommended for your skin condition and skin type. 

Results achieved through home microdermabrasion kits

Although home-kits might not have the strength of clinical microdermabrasion, they are certainly an affordable alternative, and are easy to use effectively.  Whether you choose to start with this form of microdermabrasion, or use it as a maintenance method after having diamond or crystal microdermabrasion, home-kits are a good way to keep your skin healthy and can be used weekly as part of your skincare routine.


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