Cost of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion Cost

The cost of having Microdermabrasion is approximately $120 to $250 per treatment. You will require a multiple treatments to get the full benefit. Some cosmetic clinics and health spas offer packages with discounted rates. For example a treatment pack of 6 microdermabrasion treatments could cost around $700 to $800 dollars, offering significant discounts on prepaid treatments.

The above prices are a general guide only and vary from clinic to clinic. You may be able to claim some of the costs from your private health insurance. Medicare does not cover this cosmetic procedure. Ask your doctor or clinic for information about any rebates.

Microdermabrasion Machine

How does it work? An exfoliating probe is used to blow fine crystals at the surface layer of your skin. Commonly aluminium oxide (diamond-shaped crystals) is used; however microdermabrasion can also be performed using baking soda, salt and even corn cob granules. Whilst blasting, the probe also vacuums the used up particles and dead skin cells.

The whole process takes about half an hour. It’s a relatively cost effective walk-in walk-out procedure. However, you will most likely need multiple sessions to see the benefit. The procedure cannot alleviate deeper wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion Benefits

Microdermabrasion has numerous advantages. Some of these include:

  • Stimulates new cells and collagen formation
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Smooths out surface irregularities
  • Little downtime (if any)
  • Your skin acquires a healthy glow
  • No anaesthetic or sedation required
  • Acne scars and crow’s feet can be targeted and softened over time
  • Relatively low risk procedure

Microdermabrasion Recovery

After the procedure, your face will be red and itchy. Since your skin is exposed to abrasion, the redness will remain for several hours following treatment. Generally, your skin returns to normal within 24 hours.

Microdermabrasion Risks

The treatment is relatively safe. One risk is breakage of the skin. If the skin breaks then you need to take action to protect it with Vaseline or some other barrier ointment. However, the redness will remain for three to four weeks. You will not be able to cover the skin with makeup at first. After 10 days, you can use hypoallergenic makeup. Breaking the skin is quite rare if the procedure is done properly.