Microdermabrasion vs. At-Home Scrubs and Peels

Face Care

With so many over-the-counter skin exfoliation products available these days, patients often wonder if they really need professional microdermabrasion treatments. While pharmacy scrubs and at-home chemical peels can provide some exfoliation benefits, they pale in comparison to medical-grade microdermabrasion performed by a trained clinician.

The key difference lies in the technology and expertise involved. At-home scrubs and peels rely on relatively basic formulas of abrasive particles or acidic ingredients that you apply yourself. Microdermabrasion utilises advanced equipment designed specifically to remove dead cells from the skin’s outer layers with optimal precision and safety.

During microdermabrasion treatment, our latest microdermabrasion device is used to deliver a targeted stream of fine crystals across the skin’s surface. As the handpiece is guided over the face, the gentle vacuum pressure lifts away the exfoliated skin cells along with the crystals. This allows for much deeper exfoliation compared to scrubbing motions at home.

Another advantage is control. Microdermabrasion devices have different intensity settings that our clinicians can adjust for your unique skin type and conditions. At-home scrubs are essentially one-size-fits-all. If you use them improperly, you could cause excessive irritation, dryness or sensitivity. Some chemicals could react differently on some people’s skin than others. With professional microdermabrasion, the precise depth of exfoliation is customised just for you.

Cosmetic microdermabrasion also produces more significant results. Most at-home scrubs and peels only address the very surface. But microdermabrasion reaches multiple layers below to more effectively reduce fine lines, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and congestion. You will expect to see a noticeable improvement in skin tone, texture and radiance.

Additionally, professional microdermabrasion treatments are medically supervised to ensure safety. At Chelsea Cosmetics, your clinician understands the latest protocols and proper techniques for optimal results with minimal irritation and downtime.

So while different scrubs from a chemist of department store may seem convenient and affordable, don’t underestimate the powerful benefits of professional-grade microdermabrasion! Trust your skin to the experts for a truly rejuvenating experience.

Contact us if you have any questions about microdermabrasion or other rejuvenating skin procedures we can provide to suit your needs.