Microdermabrasion at Home vs. at a Medical Spa

May 9, 2019 | Skin Care

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For a fresh, polished look to your skin, microdermabrasion is great. In just a few microdermabrasion treatments, age spots, sun damage, acne, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, stretch marks, and scars will visibly decrease. Nowadays, microdermabrasion is not just reserved for those who treat themselves at the spa. There are tons of different at-home kits and tools that are enticing skin care lovers. But do these at-home treatments really work as well as those done at the spa? Let’s take a look.

Doing it yourself

The internet loves DIY and many people pride themselves on getting it done themselves. Microdermabrasion is no exception. We must admit that using an at-home kit for microdermabrasion does have its benefits. You’re in the comfort of your own home, you have flexible time to do it whenever you want, and the price is slightly cheaper (ranging from $20 to $300+).

There are also some important cons to microdermabrasion at home. You run the risk of irritating your skin or causing burning sensations, mostly because you did not get the right type of products for your skin. Additionally, many of the at-home products do not come with the necessary repair and replenishing products that are needed after a treatment. The biggest mistake people make when purchasing at-home kits is not doing enough research to make sure what they’re getting is right for them.

Many at-home microdermabrasion kits are like the salon equipment but with training wheels on. Anyone can use these tools that come in the kit, and they are designed with that in mind. For this reason, your at-home treatment will not make as much of an impact as a medical spa treatment.

A trip to a medical spa

When you go to a medical spa in New Jersey for microdermabrasion, you can expect state-of-the-art machines and tools and certified estheticians that have perfected the process and understand the needs of all skin types. The equipment you’ll see in medical spas is not something you’ll find on Amazon. Many spas use high tech diamond-tipped microderm exfoliator devices that are powerful and offer beautiful results. Plus, before and after treatments typically include professional grade repair and replenishing serums to restore moisture and essential nutrients to your skin. Not to mention, it’s nice to be able to just sit back and relax while someone is beautifying your skin! Following the treatment, your esthetician will create a personalized treatment plan to achieve the results you’re looking for.

Overall, taking a trip to a medical spa for microdermabrasion IS worth it. The results will speak for themselves. There’s less risk of skin irritation and treatment has a stronger impact! Plus, an esthetician will always be there to answer your questions or concerns.

When you get a microdermabrasion treatment done at a medical spa in New Jersey like ANU, you can be sure that our state-of-the-art equipment and trained professionals will do your treatment correctly and offer an expert treatment plan, tailored just for you. Book an appointment today for 50% off your treatment!


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