What Microdermabrasion Can Do For You

Have you always wanted the results of a ‘lunch time peel’ without the expensive costs and chemicals involved with the procedure? Believe it or not – there is an alternative… microdermabrasion treatments! Microdermabrasion is becoming more and more common in local beauty salons all over the world, and is providing results that have to be seen to be believed. For those who don’t know…

What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and quick treatment that is used to resurface the skin. The treatment is performed by using a sand blasting tool that gently removes the top layers of any damaged skin – this is normally done with tiny crystals.

The procedure not only gently resurfaces the skin, it also exfoliates the skin, leaving the skin looking and feeling much clearer and smoother. Microdermabrasion treatments are performed on the face and neck, but can also be performed on other parts of the body too (for example: hands and feet).

Microdermabrasion procedures work best on people with fair skin. This treatment carried out on people with darker skin has sometimes resulted in scarring and/or discolouration.

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Who would benefit from microdermabrasion?

Looking for ways to get rid of acne scars? Want to treat those fine wrinkles? Embarrassed about your skin discolouration? If you suffer from any of these issues, a microdermabrasion treatment is ideal for you!

While the treatment is great for these issues, there are other certain skin issues that microdermabrasion isn’t ideal for the treatment. You can read more information about who can best benefit from microdermabrasion on the Ideal Candidates page.

Things to consider before booking the treatment

From what microdermabrasion has to offer a variety of men and women, it’s easy to want to pick up the phone and book in a treatment promptly. However, it’s important to consider the¬†everything¬†involved with the microdermabrasion procedure first:


A single microdermabrasion treatment can cost anywhere from $80 to $150 for a 30 minute session – and you’ll definitely need more than just the one session to see improvements! It can take as many as 10 treatments to see your desired result, so make sure you calculate the costs involved first. If you need to save up first, take a look at this helpful article for tips on saving money.


With anywhere between 6-10 treatments needed, at 30 minutes per treatment, you’ll need to make sure you have the time available to undergo the treatments. There are a number of beauty salons in Wellington that are open both late nights and weekends to accommodate to working men and women.

At home kits

Nowadays, there seems to be a ‘do it yourself’ option for most beauty treatments out there. The same goes for microdermabrasion – you can actually find DIY kits online. It’s important though to not succumb to this cheaper option, as you can end up doing a lot of damage to your skin. Here’s some information on why DIY facial treatments are bad for you.

These are the main things you’ll need to consider when thinking about microdermabrasion for yourself, but there are definitely other risks and factors involved. Take a look at these 20 things to consider before getting microdermabrasion.