Everyone is trying to save a few bucks these days.
The internet is full of “hacks” and ways to “DIY” things that would otherwise cost a lot of money.
From making your own cleaning products, to at-home face masks and skin treatments, there seems to be a way to do most things yourself these days.
For some things, doing-it-yourself is a smart way to stay frugal and save some bucks, but for others, going to a professional is the best way to ensure the results you want.
Today we will look at the differences between at-home versus professional Microdermabrasion facial spa treatments, and if an at-home treatment is worth it, or if this is one time you should splurge on a professional.
Keep reading to learn more.
At-Home Microdermabrasion Options
There are a number of options you can choose if you want to attempt microdermabrasion at home.
Many companies offer “at home microdermabrasion kits” however not all of these are created equal. Some work well, some don’t, and some work for some people, but not for others.
As a result, it’s important to read reviews, and do your research before choosing a microdermabrasion kit.
Although these kits can vary somewhat, they will generally have two main components in comment – the crystal cream, and an applicator which is used to massage the cream into the skin.
The applicator may be either a resurfacing wand, or made of foam – some products may not have an applicator, and will instead require you to apply the product using your hands.
The crystals in the crystal cream or polish remove dead skin cells, oil, and dust from your skin.
Some kits may also come with moisturizers, creams, and gels that are purported to enhance the results, however the effectiveness of these is sometimes questionable.
So what are the benefits of doing it yourself?
Benefits Of At-Home Microdermabrasion
There can be benefits to doing your own microdermabrasion treatments at home.
Being able to perform the procedure in the privacy of one’s own home is a big bonus for many people.
There is usually less redness with in-home treatments as the creams often have ingredients meant to calm the skin – after a spa treatment the face may appear red for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
At-home systems are also far less time consuming (for the procedure itself, not to mention time spent traveling to and from the spa), much less expensive, and can be used whenever you wish, without an appointment.
So how does this compare with going to the spa for the treatment?
Benefits Of Spa Microdermabrasion
While an at-home solution may be ideal for some people, there are certainly benefits to visiting a spa for your microdermabrasion treatments.
Trained skin care specialists have access to more aggressive equipment which offers a deeper treatment than can be performed at home. And because of their training, they can use this equipment in a way that won’t hurt you.
Having a professional treatment often also means a more precise and targeted session than you can achieve at home – plus with their skill they know exactly how much pressure to apply for optimum results.
The results of a professional treatment also last much longer than at-home kits, which may need to be re-applied a few times per week, or sometimes daily in order to see lasting results.
As you can see, both at-home and spa microdermabrasion have their benefits – it’s up to you to decide which is best for your skin.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto
Are you ready to give microdermabrasion a shot, but would rather leave your precious skin to the professionals instead of trying to do-it-yourself?
Jiva Spa Toronto can help.
Contact us today to set up a consultation, or book your microdermabrasion appointment.
We are here to help you get your best skin possible.
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Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
Jiva Spa is a health and beauty spa, conveniently located in the heart of The Annex in Toronto. Specialising in anti-aging, acne, facials, aesthetics, and medi-spa services. Contact Jiva Spa.