Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Microdermabrasion and Fancy Vacuum Cleaners

Microdermabrasion heads
 When I was a little girl, I remember a vacuum cleaner salesman that came to our house to share the wonders of his exceptional allergen-fighting vacuum. As a child, I was amazed. He would “reclean” and otherwise clean surface in our house to show us how crappy our vacuum cleaner was. Then he kindly offered us his vacuum for $1500.

Microdermabrasion reminds me of that fabulous vacuum cleaner. No, it’s not $1500. In fact, at NBU microdermabrasion is really reasonable ($40 a service). It reminds me of that amazing vacuum because you end up seeing some unsavory stuff about your skin.   

The microderm we do at NBU is done with a diamond encrusted head with a vacuum attached to it. It basically works like really fine sandpaper. We draw it across the skin and the crazy flakes start flying. It reminds me of the feeling you get when you vacuum fluffy carpet (even with my "bo-bo" Sears vacuum cleaner). You know how you can distinctly see where you’ve run the vacuum and where you haven’t? Geez… I love that. With the skin, you can instantly see where the microdermabrasion head has abraded the skin and where it hasn’t. 

BUT, I've saved the best for last. The really sick satisfaction of microderm is after the treatment is over. There's a little cup on the side of the machine, and if you bend over and look carefully...  are you ready?? can see all the tiny particles of skin that you just pulled off your client. That's right... little DNA pieces of them. I know… it's gross. And yet, it’s so hard to look away. 

I've included a picture for your enjoyment. 
The funky stuff - a job well done.
Gettin' Beauty Schooled,


  1. Hi
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  2. microdermabrasion is amazing, so your other facial care better.Once dead skin is gone, your cleanser, toner and cream into the deeper layers of skin and penetrate deep into the pores to produce the best results.


  3. I loved this product as reminds me of the Brandt microdembrasion but at a fraction of the price! microdermabrasion

  4. I haven't used that product yet! but I love getting microdermabrasion done.. I used get it done at the clinic but as you know it gets so expensive so I have been looking for an at home machine for a while.. I read so many different reviews and a lot of people actually complained that you often have to replace the tips on some machines which ends up being a long term cost, but I finally found one product on amazon from skinvac and you never have to replace the tips! just clean them.. I am really happy with this machine.. Just thought id share my positive experience with everyone :)

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