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After 20 Years Is Microdermabrasion Still Relevant?

Microdermabrasion – is it still relevant? Great question! YES, and here’s why!  

We know what you’re thinking. With so many new advanced tools and devices on the market, why use “old” technology like a microdermabrasion machine?  

Great question! Here’s “The Micro-evolution”, Why the Microdermabrasion Craze is Still Relevant 20 Years Later!

Elisa Levey
Guest Blogger Brianna Gibson

Contribution by Brianna Gibson & Elisa Levey

Elisa Levey is an Esthetician and Educator based in New Jersey and is the In-House Esthetician at DermaMed Solutions. Blending her experience in Ayruvedic skin care, medical aesthetics, wellness, education, and yoga has allowed her to create an integrated approach to skin health. 

Brianna Gibson has a degree in Education and has worked as a first grade elementary school teacher. She has a lifelong love of skin care and is thrilled to channel that passion as the Sales and Marketing Administrator at DermaMed Solutions.

4 Reasons To Fall In Love with Microdermabrasion All Over Again

1 It’s Long Standing Modality
Let’s review the origin story…Dermabrasion has been around since ancient Egypt. It has evolved over time in Europe to include wire brushes to abrade the skin -OUCH- painful and very long healing process. In response, the first microdermabrasion machine was developed in Italy in 1985. They brought it to the US in the early 1990’s.

2 Minimally Invasive + Affordable
This powerhouse is still relevant 20 years later because it is a minimally invasive, affordable procedure with little to no downtime which allows you to customize your clients’ treatment no matter their skin type. Microdermabrasion is one of the only modalities appropriate for treating Fitzpatricks I-VI as well as most skin conditions including sensitivity, congestion, non-inflammatory acne, and signs of aging. Microdermabrasion has also been found to be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. 

3 Multiple Forms Of Delivery
Microdermabrasion allows different treatment options such as crystal & diamond handpieces. It is traditionally performed with either crystal spray (think sandblasting) or diamond grit (think sandpaper). DermaMed’s MegaPeel combines both in one! Either choice will benefit your client but it depends on their preference & skin type. Crystal can be used to achieve a more aggressive treatment while the diamond option can be used to treat sensitive skin. Another benefit of the diamond handpiece is being able to reach those difficult areas with ease! Either option makes customizing your clients’ treatments easy.

dmGlow Microdermabrasion

4 Offers Versatility In The Treatment Room
MegaPeel Microdermabrasion is a groundbreaking device in versatility. Not only can you switch off between crystal and diamond handpieces, you can easily connect lymph massage cups for the ultimate add-on service. The dmGlow is a breakthrough facial treatment that encompasses the benefits of three essential elements for a fresh radiant glow: Facial cup lymphatic massage, dual exfoliation, and botanical skin care are combined to produce a fresh, radiant glow for everyone.

Stick With The Tired + True Modality
Microdermabrasion machines have been around for a while but isn’t that a great thing? It’s a tried and true foundation for your skincare practice… a gateway to introduce your clients to professional skin care and a building block for more advanced services. Remember, the best thing about skin care is that there is something for everyone.

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