At-home microdermabrasion devices can appeal to clients who want the benefits of an in-office treatment without the cost or without leaving the comfort of their homes. It’s easy to get drawn in as a consumer, but from an expert’s perspective, it’s best to leave microdermabrasion in the hands of a professional.
While at-home microdermabrasion devices may seem cost-effective, compared to an in-office treatment’s effectiveness, at-home treatments don’t measure up. Professional, medical-grade crystal microdermabrasion treatments like PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion is a tried-and-true method that has remained one of the most popular skincare treatments since its entry into the aesthetics world in 1985. Personal microdermabrasion devices run a small, spinning abrasive disk over the skin’s surface. While the process is exfoliating, its benefits are far below what a medical-grade microdermabrasion device can offer.
Professional treatment machines have a biological effect on a client’s skin cells. Through intense negative vacuum pressure combined with the abrasion of the crystals, professional microdermabrasion removes dirt, debris, and dead skin cells while stimulating the production of new cells, leaving the client’s skin with a youthful, glowing appearance in a matter of minutes. Instead of spending money on a device that can only offer a fraction of the benefits of in-spa microdermabrasion treatments-even with routine use-clients will see faster, more effective, and longer-lasting results from as little as one appointment with a licensed professional.
Users of at-home microdermabrasion devices also run a significant risk of causing severe damage to their skin. Licensed professionals are trained to use best practices when delivering crystal microdermabrasion treatments. They know how to keep a client’s skin safe while effectively removing the top layer of the epidermis. Microdermabrasion in any form is abrasive, but when performed by an untrained user, what may seem like mild exfoliation can quickly slip into over-exfoliation, causing skin irritation, tearing, and even scarring. Over-exfoliation with microdermabrasion is defined as the excessive removal of skin cells–dead and new. Opposite of the youthful glow clients have when leaving a medispa post-treatment, at-home microdermabrasion users can be left with severely irritated, sensitive, and damaged skin.
At-home microdermabrasion devices aren’t worth the squeeze when compared to professional treatments. If your clients are considering an at-home device, it’s best to steer them away, advise them to leave it to the experts, and offer tips for a beneficial at-home skin regimen, like Oasis Skin by Powerpeel®.