By lisa anneon 27 Apr 2006
Has anyone tried a home microdermabrasion kit? Does it work or should I cough up another $60 to have microdermabrasion by a professional?
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How did it go? I'm looking at home kits..however my sister just went to a day spa for a microdermabrasion 1 out of 6 and her husband already even saw the difference...not sure what route to take..home or spa??
I have read some reviews on home microdermabrasion kits that gave good results. The cost of the kits, about 35 dollars and up, may not be so bad since they last for such a long time. Many kits state to not use the home treatment more than 2 times a week and they have enough supplies to last for at least 10 treatments. So, if you do the math the cost is not that bad.
To answer the question "Is it worth it?", that surely depends on your level of expectation. An at-home treatment will more than likely not deliver the same results as what can be achieved at the dermatologist's office. However, many spas (not medi-spas) have a license that only allows them to perform services (microdermabrasion / chemical peels)at about half the strength as the medical doctors. So, two at-home treatments may be equal to one spa treatment. Why not try the at-home kit and if you need more extreme results- go see the doctor.
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