Friday, July 30, 2010

Professional Methods Vs Home Dermabrasion: Which One To Choose?

Anything done by a professional gives better results, are much expensive, done with sophisticated machines than home based methods. Be it profession massage therapy or microdermabrasion the results are always better than home massage or home kits. Then why these home kits are developed. There are three reasons; one professional microdermabrasion is too expensive and not affordable to everyone, the second reason is the technology used is different and hence completely a different sector of companies can get into the business, and lastly, many people naturally would like to try things at home from painting the car to training the dog.

Though the process is same in both home and professional ones, the methods used are completely different. While as said earlier, professional dermabrasion machines use either aluminum oxide crystals or multiple very small diamonds to do the job of removing the layer of dead cells from your epiderm, home microdermabrasion kits comes with home microdermabrasion creams which contains abrasives which do the job. The removed dead cells and aluminum oxide are removed by vacuum sucking in the professional ones while you need to clear the cream away after the process in home kits.

The home microdermabrasion also comes with applicators which are different from a plastic one to a more sophisticated ones which vibrates, rotates, and with different power settings. The main advantage of professional method other than technology is in this method the entire process will be made suitable to the individual after studying the skin type and expectations of the customer. As this is done by professionals, side effects are limited after the treatment.

But home microdermabrasion kits have their own advantages. They are very cheap and sometimes cheaper than a single session of professional dermabrasion. These can be used at your convenience. If you like the results you, this can become a part of your regular skin care routine. Skin ointments are also said to be more effective when used after a session of home dermabrasion. As these home kits are mass produced, they are suitable to average skin types, but as they are very cheap you can try a few along if possible with your friends and choose the one which is suitable to each one of you.

Having a home microdermabrasion kit with a small machine and creams which are very convenient to use and are handy is a nice idea. But which is the best one for me is the question everyone will have when it comes to buying a home microdermabrasion kit. There is no short cut method here, you have to use them to know whether they are for you or not. Skin care is very personal and that is the reason why there are so many brands and permanent customers to many of those brands.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


We always feel fresh after a good face wash the end of the day before going to bed. We feel like our facial skin is breathing easily, it looks soft and fresh. This happens because we remove the dust particles accumulated on the skin and in the pores closing them. Along with removing the dust particles we also stimulate the pores which open up making our skin feel fresh.

What happens if you remove the outermost microscopic layer of the skin which is made up of dead cells? The outermost layer of the skin is called epidermis which is the protective layer made up of mainly dead skin cells. This removal of outermost skin layer of dead cells is know as exfoliation and is known to provide many benefits with regards to skin care. Microdermabrasion is known to be the best way to do the job.

Microdermabrasion is a simple technique where a small device is used to spray aluminum dioxide crystal powder which helps in removal of dead skin and then a vacuuming out both the crystal powder and dead cells. This method is done in a series of sessions mostly about six sessions each seven to ten days apart for better result. Though the “barrier” property of the epidermis is compromised, the epidermis heals itself within 24 hours.

Microdermabrasion leaves the skin look healthier by enabling the epidermis heal itself with larger cells. The cells arrange themselves closer. The thickness of the dermis which is below the epidermis also increases increasing the elasticity. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion leaves skin look healthier decreasing the aging lines and scars.

Topical creams works well if applied after a single session of microdermabrasion . The reason is simple. Skin cream penetrates through the skin layers before working as skin is a semi- permeable membrane which allows medication to seep through it. Microdermabrasion helps is better effect of the creams enabling them to go through the barrier layer of epidermis.

You can do anything from home ignoring the professionals (other than surgery) like laying the laminates to the floor to removing the body hair.   Microdermabrasion is no different, you can have home microdermabrasion kits and try it for yourself at home. But the the method used and the results you probably get would be different from that of a microdermabrasion done by a professional.