What Is A Microdermabrasion Facial?

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Have you tried various physical exfoliators and they’re just not enough to improve your hyperpigmentation, acne scars, uneven skin texture, or clogged pores? Microdermabrasion is the bigger, better skin care solution you just might be looking for! 

What is Microdermabrasion? 

A microdermabrasion facial is a non-surgical procedure that exfoliates the skin by removing the thick outer layer of dry, dead skin cells through a variety of applications. When removing the top layer of skin, the body triggers a rejuvenation process that quickly replaces the lost skin cells with healthy, new ones. This results in clearer, healthier, and more radiant skin in a matter of minutes.

Microdermabrasion typically takes about 30 minutes to complete and requires very minimal preparation. This process can be done through three different approaches: 

Crystal Microdermabrasion

Crystal microdermabrasion requires a crystal-releasing handpiece that gently sprays on fine crystals, such as an aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, to rub away the top layer of the skin. 

Diamond-Tip Handpiece

A diamond-tip wand is a popular application, used on sensitive facial areas, such as near the eyes. Just like the crystal microdermabrasion, this process gently exfoliates the skin by suctioning off dead skin cells from the face.

The abrasion of this process is largely determined by the pressure applied on the wand along with how long the suction remains on the face. 


A newer method in facial treatments, hydradermabrasion simultaneously combines crystal-free exfoliation and a dermal infusion of products to prompt collagen production and increase blood flow to the skin.  

The Benefits of a Microdermabrasion Facial

Wondering if microdermabrasion is for you, or if it’s really worth the cost? The answer is yes! Microdermabrasion is proven to be very beneficial to your skin when used to address certain skin concerns. 

Microdermabrasion doesn’t just make skin appear brighter and healthier. While it does make your skin look alive, it’s working behind the scenes too. This treatment actually works to properly activate rejuvenation and healthy blood flow, increasing the nutrition delivered to skin cells. Microdermabrasion helps with the following:

  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars 
  • Promote even skin tone
  • Enhance skin elasticity
  • Anti-aging
  • Improve cell production
  • Renew overall skin tone and texture 
  • Improve the appearance of acne, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, scarring, melasma, and other related skin conditions. 

Is a Microdermabrasion Facial Right for You? 

Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for the majority of skin types and colors. This facial treatment may be right for you if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Age/brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Dull skin complexion
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage 

However, microdermabrasion is not always effective, and can even be harmful to other skin concerns. If you have the following skin conditions, microdermabrasion could have a negative impact on you by irritating the skin or causing breakouts.

  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Active sunburn 
  • Herpes
  • Lupus
  • Open sores
  • Psoriasis 
  • Fragile capillaries
  • Widespread acne

If you are looking for an alternative solution, there are a wide variety of other skin care treatments that can be beneficial as well. Consider options like chemical peels, quick-and-easy DIY kits, and for a longer-lasting effect, dermabrasion. 

Ultimately, the skin care experts at Zano Salons recommend discussing your skin concerns with a professional. They can help you determine if microdermabrasion is the right fit for you. Be sure to detail any and all past cosmetic procedures and surgeries, to help you discover a skin care solution tailored for you.

Ready to try microdermabrasion? Schedule your appointment today at our spa locations in Naperville, Ogden, Batavia, or Lisle, Illinois!

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