Are At-Home Microdermabrasion Treatments Worth It?


As a plastic surgeon, I typically approve of patients maintaining the results of a cosmetic surgery procedure with an at-home skincare routine. A comprehensive plan is an important component of maintaining healthy looking skin, but it shouldn’t include at-home microdermabrasion. At our Albany, NY medical spa, we persuade patients to trust professionals for the following reasons:

  • The difference in price doesn’t typically justify the less-favorable results. Money is probably the most significant motivator for many people who choose at home microdermabrasion over a treatment in the office, but they often realize that the results don’t come close to those achievable with in-office treatments.
  • Safety should be a person’s top priority when undergoing facial enhancement treatments. Although at-home microdermabrasion systems are much less powerful than those available through a professional, they still can significantly damage skin. It’s best to leave such treatments to the professionals.
  • Turning to a professional also means that you have access to the most effective products, such as the PowerPeel®. More effective treatments and products aren’t available without proof of proper credentials, so only licensed medical providers can get them.

Scheduling a consultation with a skincare professional also provides you the opportunity to learn about complementary treatments and products that can help you maintain your results. This ensures you have up-to-date information on the latest advancements in cosmetic enhancement.

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