Our skin’s enemies come in many shapes and sizes. Skin blemishes, wrinkles, enlarged pores, scars, acne, pigmentation you name it. We have been battling these nasties since the beginning of time, but thank God we now live in an age where science and technology is improving on a daily basis. We are finding more and more ways to banish these enemies for good!
Plastic surgery is one weapon of choice when it comes to correcting our skin imperfections. And within the plastic surgery category one specific example is that of Dermabrasion.
What Is Dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a surgical skin care procedure performed by a professional dermatologist or surgeon to remove the upper-mid layers of the skin.
It remarkably removes skin imperfections such as:
- Acne scarring
- Sun spots
- White and blackheads
- And more!
The aggressive procedure can leave the skin pretty red-raw, as it is technically removing the upper surface of the skin, leaving a down-time of 7-30 days for the skin to fully recover.
So What Is Microdermabrasion?
Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skincare procedure that can be performed by just about anyone in the comfort of their own homes. It is the new secret to the glowing skin you see on many A-listers walking the red carpet, leaving behind renewed, youthful skin. The procedure is non-invasive, quick and easy, and most importantly, painless!
Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals or diamonds (such as the Glo-Me) to deeply exfoliate the skin using an applied vacuum suction to remove any dead skin cells.
What Are the Benefits?
Microdermabrasion has very similar benefits to that of dermabrasion.
- Reduced acne scarring
- Reduction in pore size
- Evening of skin tone
- Wrinkle and fine-line reduction
- Acne reduction
Where Can You Get It?
You can get your microdermabrasion treatment in most beauty spas and clinics, but if you haven’t got the cash or even the time to get your booty to the clinic, you can easily purchase your very own microdermabrasion device. Microdermabrasion devices such as the Glo-Me provide a more affordable method to achieving younger looking and healthier skin. The speedy 2-5 minute process means it can be squeezed into anyone’s skin care routine, just make sure you know the basics in microdermabrasion before giving it a go.
Users of the Glo-Me report that not only does it make their skin “smoother than ever”, but that it also “allows skin care products to work so much better than before”. This is no surprise, as by revealing new and fresh skin, the skin will have a much higher absorption rate when a product is applied straight after using a microdermabrasion tool.
How Much Does It Cost?
Microdermabrasion machines at home can cost anywhere between $150-$400. This may seem pretty expensive but if you reflect on the price of a one-time treatment session at a professional clinic ($100-$200 per session!), it is a much more affordable alternative providing the very same results!
For those of you looking to give your skin the beauty boost its craving, why not give microdermabrasion a shot?