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Microdermabrasion (At-home or clinical)

While reading up on microdermabrasion, I was quite intrigued to learn that unlike chemical peels, microdermabrasion can be done in two types. I mean, unlike chemical peels that have to be done under a doctor’s supervision, microdermabrasion can be done at home using an at-home microdermabrasion kit or in your doctor’s office.

Both have their individual benefits and disadvantages which I just had to list out below.

Need more at-home sessions

The biggest difference between the two is its efficiency. Over the counter at-home microdermabrasion kits do help in improving your skin texture; however results are seen over some time. This is because you have to undergo more sessions at home than you would have at a clinic.

You may have to carry out a maximum of 11 at-home microdermabrasion treatments to get the results you’d get within two clinic sessions.

Cheaper option

However cost is the basic reason people are more than ready to wait for results through in-home microdermabrasion. Home kits cost about $40 and so 11 treatments may cost you $440 for beautiful skin.

However in case of clinic sessions which cost about $200 to $300 per session, and where you require 3-6 sessions for optimum results, you have to pay a minimum of $600 to $1800 for beautiful skin.

So for those on a budget, it is quite obvious that at-home microdermabrasion is a much better and cheaper option for you. However if you are looking for the best results, office microdermabrasion is always the better option.

Side effects

There are not many side effects to worry about in either home or in-office microdermabrasion treatments. At the most, you may experience some redness or peeling of your skin. However do remember to ear a sunscreen of a minimum SPF of 30 after your microdermabrasion to give protection to your exposed skin from sunlight.

I have a tip to off you guys. If you are thinking undergoing microdermabrasion, it is better to first buy a home kit and try it out. If you are happy with the results, and want something faster, consult your doctor or clinician to find out which kit is best for you.