As I was reviewing consumer microdermabrasion machines recently, it occurred to me that they are remarkably wonderful devices potentially saving so much money. Being so impressed with this new, at-home do-it-yourself “spa” treatment, it occurred to me that if more women and even men, were aware of the technology behind microdermabrasion machines, certainly more people would invest in them for their own homes as well as their own pocketbooks.
All of this, of course, assumes that you’re of a mind to take good care of your skin in the first place and that you well realize that you know how to exfoliate skin with microdemabrasion. Or that that’s how it’s done to begin with.
In any event, I started doing a bit of research on the spa treatment costs of getting microdermabrasion treatments in actual spas. In summary, the costs ranged roughly between $80 and $200 depending on the geographic location of the spas. Then I researched the recommended number of times one should reasonably have a microdermabrasion treatment. Initial recommendations from the spas themselves ranged from around 4-6 consecutive treatments at once a week (that’s 4-6 treatments at once a week). Even at the lowest cost of $80, (if you follow that 4-6 treatments suggestion with the least amount of 4 treatments), the total cost would be $320 for just 4 consecutive microdermabrasion treatments. WOW.
In general, the recommendations for the number of necessary treatments and length of those treatments will clearly vary depending on the current quality of your own skin, its sensitivity, etc. A broad recommendation then is that microdermabrasion can be done as often as weekly or up to maybe having a treatment every two months depending on your own need and tolerance for this kind of treatment.
From the research I’ve done, the most common scenario seems that many women start out with a series of treatments that map to their immediate need and current state of their skin followed by a monthly regimen for maintenance. If you’re looking to see significant positive changes in your skin, just remember that results are cumulative and it’s not uncommon for anywhere from four to 12 initial treatments to be advised.
If you have sensitive skin however, you might want to wait a full two weeks in between treatments as it generally takes that length of time for new skin cells to rise to the surface of the skin. Also remember that our human skin, generally speaking, only regenerates itself at monthly intervals.
Also, it’s important to realize that the results from microdermabrasion are only temporary and hence, the need for at least monthly maintenance treatments.
From all this information then, let’s extrapolate out how much it would cost for an initial microdermabrasion series (to get your face truly exfoliated) of four treatments followed by monthly maintenance treatments. And then let’s say that you do all four of the initial sessions in the first month leaving 11 months of the year requiring one microdermabrasion treatment per month. That’s a total of fifteen (15) microdermabrasion sessions a year at the staggering cost of $1,200 (at the $80 a treatment price)!!!
Doing this simple calculation let’s us know rather quickly that if we purchase an at-home microdermabrasion machine for the reasonable price of $200, we’ll save ourselves a whopping $1000! Or, we could purchase six $200 microdermabrasion machines and still save ourselves massive amounts in saved spa travel time.
I can’t make a better argument than that for purchasing your own at-home microdermabrasion machine. So, potentially, and to answer the initial question of how much does microdermabrasion cost, the answer is: relatively little if you’re smart and take it into your own house and your own hands.