As we discussed in our previous entry, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion is one of the top picks for skin rejuvenation and eliminating scars, especially in the face. However, little has been said about the impact on the final results if we choose chemical products or mechanical microdermabrasion machine . As it is true that the fundaments of the technique are virtually the same, the final outcome will vary depending on the product maker, the regularity of its application and of course its quality. Moreover, if you opt for buying an at-home microdermabrasion machine or attending regularly to your practitioner, it is possible that you will have little but significant variations on the results of your treatment.
We believe that this final decision should be made based on each particular case, based on the results desired, your budget and your time. In one hand, if you are looking for minor treatment, curing little imperfections or simply maintaining the look of your skin, we would recommend you to buy a regular chemical product such a microdermabrasion serum or any other presentation that will, in most cases, cover your needs.
However if you are opting for a more professional finish, want to treat more visible scars and plan to apply the treatment regularly but don’t have the time for going regularly to your doctor’s office, we advise you to buy your own microdermabrasion machine. At first, it will seem to be a tremendous expense, as the capital inversion is considerable when compared to the chemical alternative, it is for certain that at a long time it will be more rentable. Additionally, if you consider the time you will save applying the treatment at home instead of fighting with the traffic and long waiting times, this is your best choice. Yet, we do recommend to inform you of the methods and techniques before applying your first treatment.
On the other hand, it is important to point out that professional microdermabrasion machines have a more deep impact on the results. This would be your best option if you are thinking on performing just a couple of therapies, have the possibility to attend to your sessions and enjoy the peace of mind of having certified personnel performing the treatment in your face. Also, this option is best recommended if you have persistent or difficult scars. As it is logical, professional microdermabrasion machines are more aggressive than those designed for home use. So, it is very important to only attend to session supervised or performed by doctors, technicians or other trained specialists.
It is vital to consult a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon before deciding on any of these methods for your microdermabrasion treatment, as some types of skin might have counterproductive effects when applied specific products or treatments. In this sense, your doctor should be able to inform you about which one suits best for your case, it’s intensity and periods of time for each session.
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