An Overview of Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment

At NeedCrystals, we are experts at microdermabrasion skin treatment and products and want to make sure that our customers fully understand what the treatment entails. That means more than simply explaining how to get smooth, glowing skin through microdermabrasion, but also detailing the process of microdermabrasion. Let's take a look at the process of microdermabrasion and how our high-quality microdermabrasion crystals can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment

What is Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment?

Microdermabrasion is a relatively new skin treatment, but many attest that it has similar rejuvenating qualities as botox, chemical peels, and even some forms of plastic surgery. It's also considered to be much safer than those treatments, as it's minimally invasive and doesn't require professional supervision—especially if you're using high-quality crystals at home like those developed by NeedCrystals.

Microdermabrasion uses small, rough particles to exfoliate skin from the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and elsewhere. These particles completely buff away the dead cells on the surface layer of your skin, exposing clean, rejuvenated skin.

This layer of skin, called the stratum corneum, is located on the surface layer of skin, or the epidermis, which sits on top of the dermis, home to living tissue and vital components like hair follicles and sweat glands.

The layer removed by microdermabrasion is typically important as a protective barrier to the outside world. However, most fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes are also located on this layer. By removing it, fresh cells can grow in its place—which is how you get smooth, glowing skin that is also healthier.

The Effects of Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment

The Effects of Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment

There's some serious science behind the process of microdermabrasion, which takes advantage of your body's natural regenerative abilities to get you smooth, glowing skin.

When you use microdermabrasion crystals to buff the top layer of your skin, you effectively trick your brain into thinking your skin has been injured. This will trigger your body to create healthy new cells to come to the rescue.

While this is happening, your skin can experience some of the temporary side effects commonly associated with microdermabrasion, including:

  • Minor swelling or inflammation
  • Temporary redness
  • Sensitivity to the sun and other elements

Alternatively, your skin will be more receptive to topical lotions and medicinal creams because the barrier layer of your skin will be gone. It's important to moisturize after performing a self-treatment—though you'll want to avoid stronger creams unless absolutely necessary. Opt for thin, light, non-comedogenic creams instead.

Aesthetically, microdermabrasion has multiple benefits. In addition to revitalizing the appearance of your skin by removing dull surface cells, microdermabrasion can help reverse some of the effects of sun damage, uneven skin tones, and fine lines. Microdermabrasion can also reduce the visibility of deeper, acne-related scarring.

Who Should Get Microdermabrasion?

Skin-care treatments through microdermabrasion can improve the look and feel of skin for people with a broad range of skin types. If your skin is too sensitive to drugs and topical treatments, then microdermabrasion may be a safer alternative. 

Oily and normal skin types will benefit from microdermabrasion, as well, especially during an acne outbreak. We offer a range of crystals in different gradients that are tailored to different skin types and previous experience with microdermabrasion.

Because of the nature of the exfoliation process, microdermabrasion isn't recommended for people with certain skin conditions. People suffering from an active cold sore, rosacea, warts, lesions, psoriasis, lupus, widespread open acne and sores, and issues with blood coagulation should avoid microdermabrasion until their current outbreak subsides.

The Benefits of At-Home Microdermabrasion Treatment

Many people have only heard of getting microdermabrasion at a clinic where a technician will use specialized microdermabrasion tools and wands that can often drive up costs. These might involve more invasive suction or vibration processes to aid the buffing process. Bruising, discoloration, and uneven coloration can be a result of these types of treatments, especially if the skin is buffed too deeply.

An at-home microdermabrasion skin treatment, such as the products we've created at NeedCrystals, can give you real results without the worry of harming your skin. A much more affordable alternative, microdermabrasion crystals eradicate dead skin cells and let new ones develop without the cost and discomfort of suction tools and lengthy recovery times.

There are pros and cons to receiving microdermabrasion treatments at a clinic, but keep in mind that many technicians may not have, or even need, proper certification—so do your research!

How to Get Smooth, Glowing Skin with NeedCrystals

Here at NeedCrystals, we provide simple-to-use, effective, and safe microdermabrasion crystals that can be easily incorporated into your regular routine. They can be used with your usual facial cleanser or on their own to target areas of your skin that need deep exfoliation.

We only use fine 99.4% pure aluminum oxide crystals sourced from Brazil and France, which minimizes your skin's contact with unnecessary and disruptive chemicals.

We offer them in different grit levels, letting you explore your options and customize your at-home microdermabrasion experience for your skin type. To learn more about our wide range of microdermabrasion crystals, contact us and we'll be happy to answer your questions about microdermabrasion skin treatments or any of our products.

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