Can You Do Microdermabrasion At Home

by Linda Robison

microdermabrasion at home

Can you do microdermabrasion at-home and still get good results?


While a home microdermabrasion machine will not offer the same dramatic results as professional treatments can, the at-home treatment is pretty effective.

But considering the low cost of a personal microdermabrasion machine, the results are pretty good; especially after multiple treatments.

I found that at-home machines still helped eliminate dull dead skin, even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and clear out clogged pores.

Also, a home microdermabrasion treatments are a low-cost way to maintain your results in between professional treatments.

Costs of microdermabrasion treatments

I was lucky enough to get a 4 week/session treatment as a gift from a friend of mine who was an esthetician. Boy, was I hooked. My skin never looked better.

But, unfortunately, I couldn't continue due to the cost. Normal sessions/treatments at spas can range from $100 or more for just one treatment. My gift would have cost me $400 a month!

That's when I started searching for something I can do at-home that will give me similar results of a professional microdermabrasion treatment.

And soon I came across an array of personal home microdermabrasion machines.

The prices ranged from $200-500. While this may seem expensive, an at-home machine pays for itself after only a few treatments.

Microdermabrasion Home Systems

While there are several microdermabrasion home systems available, I decided to try the least expensive one - called the Personal Microdermabrasion Device (PMD). 

The PMD, is one of the highest rated at home microdermabrasion systems that uses the latest in technology.

I chose this for several reasons:

  • The PMD also uses crystals, which is preferred by most people over diamond technology.
  • The PMD uses a vacuum suction, which helps lift skin closer to the rotating disc for enhanced results.
  • The PMD was the least expensive - under $200. 

Note: Amazon now sells it for even cheaper. Check out the link below...

At-Home Personal Microdermabrasion Machine 

Note: Vacuum suction was one of the advantages of professional microdermabrasion machines offered.

And, PMD is one of the few home systems that has the patented vacuum suction for enhance results. It's a pretty neat home exfoliating device to have.

Home microdermabrasion - caution & warning

If you plan on using an at home microdermabrasion device, make sure to read the directions carefully to get the best results.

  • Those with overly sensitive skin should do a test patch beforehand on the side of your arm. 
  • Never hold the machine too long in the same spot. If you do, you can irritate the skin and develop a slight skin burn.
  • If you have skin conditions like rosacea, check with your doctor before using.
  • And of course, make sure to wear at least SPF 30 to take care of your new, younger skin.

Home microdermabrasion benefits

Just like professional microdermabrasion treatments, but not as dramatic, the results from home microdermabrasion are impressive. 

Regular home treatments allow for better absorption of skin care product like serums and moisturizers, allowing them work more effectively.

And over time, after multiple treatments, most people notice smoother skin tone, and a reduction in the appearance of lines, age spots, sun spots, and pore size. 

Microdermabrasion at home treatments - Cheaper alternative

If you're looking for a less expensive (cheaper alternative) to microdermabrasion treatments, consider the Skin Eraser kit.

This kit contains a manual exfoliating scrub along with a chemical exfoliating serum.