Microdermabrasion uses physical exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of the skin that consists of dead skin cells giving you a healthy glow and leading to an increased cell turnover. The removal of dead skin leaves you with a softer skin, reduces acne and face lines.
In the past, Microdermabrasion was only done at professional spa or at a professional dermatologist’s office but today, there is a wide variety of home microdermabrasion kits that you can purchase and use them in the comfort of your home. This has made microdermabrasion very affordable and convenient. The following are the main types of home microdermabrasion systems.
Types of microdermabrasion systems
Dermabrasion systems are divided into those that use exfoliating crystals and those that use diamond tips.
Diamond Tip Machines
The dermabrasion tip of these machines has a tiny diamond chip. They offer the strongest dermabrasion, but they are more expensive compared to dermabrasion machines that use exfoliating crystals. However, diamond tip machines do not require regular refills and replacement which means that you will save on crystal refill and tip cost. If you want to fade light scars, or you want to get a deep dermabrasion, then diamond tip machines are perfect for you.
Machines That Use Other Exfoliating Crystals
These machines are hand-held, and they come in a wide variety with many types of exfoliating crystals; Aluminum Oxide is the most commonly used. Though they do not offer a deep dermabrasion, they are less expensive and more portable.
What to check when buying home microdermabrasion machines
The diamond tip breaks away most of the dead skin cells meaning that they are still at the top of the skin. To prevent skin problems as a result of clogging, you should remove the dead skin immediately. This can be done by suction and the more powerful a home microdermabrasion machine is regarding suction power, the better. Suction helps to grip the ward on to the skin increasing its ability to exfoliate better. The suction power measurement is indicated on the box, and it is given in inches per millimeter.
Quality of the diamond tips
Home microdermabrasion machines are more than just sucking units, they also remove the dead skin cells, and therefore, if the exfoliation is not effective, users will end up with hikes all over their face. This explains why it is important to check the quality of the diamond tip. Some home machines have low-quality tips and though the tips need to be replaced after some time, the higher its quality, the longer it will last and you will in turn get better results.