You might have heard a new word floating around your local spa or skincare store, but if you’re not sure what it means or if it’s right for you, you’re not alone. “Microdermabrasion” is essentially referring to a facial process that has the power to soften fine lines while buffing away age spots and dry skin while closing up pores.
When you go to a spa or esthetician for microdermabrasion, they will use a device that looks like a wand across your face. This tool works by blasting your skin with miniature crystals to loosen up the outer layer, then vacuums it up. These spa treatments can get costly, though – between $100-$150. If you’re looking to save money or would feel more comfortable trying it out yourself, use an over-the-counter microdermabrasion product like Hydroxatone’s Revitalizing Microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion can be a good idea for almost anyone who is looking for brighter, younger looking skin. Anyone with large pores, unsightly scarring or hyperpigmentation (age spots) may benefit from microdermabrasion. However, if you have sensitive skin, rosacea or an issue with skin inflammation, you might want to skip it or ask your doctor first.