Microdermabrasion is a very popular mechanical form of exfoliation and considers as a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. As this technology has progressed, new variation on the traditional machine are available to provide more options in the treatment room. However, with the traditional form, the machine incorporates tubing attached to a hand piece that simultaneously projects mineral crystals like aluminum oxide onto the skin and combined with the based vacuum suction that collects the used crystals and leftover dead skin cells for disposal. this suction creates friction on the skin,  resulting in physical exfoliation.

Contraindications for microdermabrasion include users of medically prescribed exfoliants and/or acne treatments, open or broken skin, and recently waxed skin. Microdermabrasion should also be avoided for those with highly sensitive skin and active inflamed acne.

As a skin therapist, one should be able to see and touch every millimetre of her client’s skin; identify what she observes; investigate its cause and then converse with her client to establish a suitable solution.