A microdermabrasion facial is a popular skin treatment for both men and women. It is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes the dead skin cells from the facial area and is, also, often performed on the neck and hands. In the past, if you wanted a microdermabrasion facial, you had to make an appointment at places like your local spas, dermatologist’s offices and salons.
In the last few years or so, it has been possible to perform your own microdermabrasion facial at home and at your convenience. Although, it doesn’t appear that you will definitely get the same results from a home microdermabrasion facial as compared to the results of one performed by a professional, you should still be able to obtain some of the microdermabrasion benefits. With each passing year, more home microdermabrasion machines and home microdermabrasion kits are becoming available on the market.
During my research on microdermabrasion facials, I found this rather informative YouTube video that explains in basic terms what is microdermabrasion, how the process is performed, how it feels and much more. In the video, the esthetician is describing the diamond microdermabrasion treatment process, so the actual process for crystal microdermabrasion will be a little different.
Is a Microdermabrasion Facial Popular?
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, microdermabrasion is a very popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. During 2010, the microdermabrasion procedure was ranked #5 in popularity. What’s really interesting is that microdermabrasion for men ranked #3 while for women it ranked #5. This definitely shows that facials are readily accepted as a cosmetic procedure for everyone.
From the information that I was able to find, it does appear that microdermabrasion treatments in the United States have been ranked in the top 5 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures consistently since around 2008 and maybe even earlier. Of course, in Europe, these treatments have been popular for a much longer period of time. There is no doubt that this type of facial procedure will remain popular for years to come. With the constant improvement in technology, it is even possible that the microdermabrasion procedure will be able to help with more types of skin issues than it can help today.
Why is this Type of Facial So Popular?
So, why has this type of facial become such a popular cosmetic procedure? There are several reasons and the most common are listed as follows:
- Minimally invasive cosmetic procedure so you don’t have any down time
- Actual process is rather short (15 to 30 minutes per session)
- Considered safe for all skin types – lighter skin types seem to achieve more benefits
- Procedure is painless although your skin may be more sensitive to light and touch for about 24 hours
- Can help with superficial skin issues such as acne, fine wrinkles, clogged pores, light age spots and more
- Almost instant benefits in smoother skin and a healthy glow resulting in a more healthy and youthful appearance
When considering such things as cost, side effects, the recuperation period needed when plastic surgery or other invasive cosmetic surgery is performed, it is no wonder that microdermabrasion facials have become so popular over the years that it was introduced in the United States.
Now with the availability of home microdermabrasion machines, there is very little doubt that a microdermabrasion facial will continue to be a popular cosmetic procedure in the years to come. With this popularity and advancing technology, there will be more home microdermabrasion machines introduced for the consumer market. And, as an added benefit to consumers, the advancement in technology brings products with more features and increased safety.