How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?

Microdermabrasion is one of the most affordable skin rejuvenation procedures available today, and patients will see results immediately1. Many patients ask how much does microdermabrasion cost?  So we’ve put together some information to consider.

Cost of Microdermabrasion Varies by Type

There are many types of microdermabrasions, and they can vary in cost. Three common types of microdermabrasions include: crystal, diamond, and DermaSweep2. The cost of a Microdermabrasion can range anywhere from $100 to $300 for one treatment, depending on the type and provider. Often they are discounted if purchased as a series.

Crystal Microdermabrasion

Crystal microdermabrasion is considered the original microdermabrasion. It uses a wand to blast fine crystal particles over the face, which abrades the skin.

Simultaneously suction is applied to remove the dead skin cells and used crystals. The crystals can be made of many different compounds so patients will want to ask their aesthetician for that information. Many find that this type of microdermabrasion is a little messy; while there is a vacuum to remove the crystals after they are blasted onto the skin it doesn’t get all of them, so patients may find them in the ears and hair following treatment. Since the crystals have to be replaced, this type can be more expensive than the others due to the costs involved with treatment.

Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion

Diamond-tip microdermabrasion uses a wand with a tip made from natural or synthetic diamond chips. This technique is particle-free but provides aestheticians with control and accuracy. It’s like using sandpaper and suction to remove the dead skin cells.

DermaSweep Microdermabrasion

DermaSweep, which is the technique we use at WIFH, is similar to diamond microdermabrasion but uses a gentler vacuum pump that is capped by one of several bristle-tipped heads of various coarseness. DermaSweep is a two-part process. The bristle tip and suction removes the outer layer of dead skin and then a soft infusion tip is used to infuse customized serums back into the skin.

DermaSweep is a very therapeutic microdermabrasion, because the dead skin cells have been removed it allows these treatment serums to be quickly absorbed by the skin3. The treatment serum used are based on what issues a patient is trying to address: acne, pigmentation, hydration, etc. WIFH prices for a DermaSweep are: $150 for a single treatment, $375 for a 3-treatment package, and $700 for a 6-treatment package. Patients can also choose add-ons with their microdermabrasions like peels, masks, etc. For best results, we recommend a series of 6 microdermabrasion procedures spaced at 10 to 14 day intervals.

Provider Experience Impacts Costs

Often the aesthetician’s experience will dictate price as well. When searching for a microdermabrasion provider, patients want to visit someone with experience, because as benign as microdermabrasion is, it can still have side effects.

For example, since the procedure uses suction, patients could get red, hickey-like marks that could also look like bruises, and could even have actual scratches and skin irritation. In extreme cases, if the tip of the microdermabrasion isn’t clean, patients could even get an infection.

However, we believe the benefits of microdermabrasion far outweigh the risks, as they are very unlikely. We have never seen these side effects at WIFH because we have a staff of experienced aestheticians and maintain absolute cleanliness of all our equipment.

Call or visit WIFH today for a free microdermabrasion consultation!

Citations
1. Shah M (2019). Microdermabrasion. StatPearls. 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30571004
2. El-Domyati, M (2016). Microdermabrasion: a clinical, histometric, and histopathologic study. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2016; 15(4): Pages 503-513. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27357600
3. Freedman BM (2009). Topical antioxidant application enhances the effects of facial microdermabrasion. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2009; 20(2): Pages 82-87. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18720185
About the Author

Sarah Richardson, LME

Sarah Richardson is a Licensed Medical Esthetician with over 8 years of skin care experience. Sarah is WIFH’s Lead Medical Esthetician and an Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner licensed by the Georgia Medical Composite Board. Sarah also manages the skin care side of our practice. She is certified to perform Microneedling, VI Peels, SkinCeuticals & Skin Medical Peels, HydraFacial, SilkPeel, Dermaplaning, DermaSweep Microdermabrasion, IPL PhotoFacials, SculpSure.