Microdermabrasion is a great tool for treating acne, improving skin texture and stimulating skin cell regeneration. In addition to facial treatments, there are many other creative uses for this versatile workhorse all over the body.
Here are five “alternative” uses of your microdermabrasion equipment that will alleviate common conditions and put money in the bank:
1. Battling “Backne”
Acne on the back, or “backne” is a common and embarrassing condition. “Microdermabrasion is ideal for acne on the back,” says Luba Dziubas, Owner of Serenity Spa & Salon in Robbinsville, NJ. “The functionality of the machine makes a big difference. Certain microdermabrasion equipment has a variety of hand pieces and disposable tips to customize the release of crystals and vacuum according to the severity of the condition.”
2. Smoothing Stretch Marks
“I’ve had amazing results reducing the appearance of post-pregnancy stretch marks with microdermabrasion,” says Dziubas. Although microdermabrasion can’t completely eliminate stretch marks, it can induce collagen production and soften and smooth the skin. Combined with proper nutrition, the skin has the necessary building blocks for neo-collagen synthesis and smoother looking skin.
3. Helping Hands
Hands are the first give-away to your “real” age, yet most of us treat our faces but neglect our hands. Microdermabrasion equipment is great for hand pigment-lightening protocols to help to erase signs of dehydration, fine lines UV damage. Your clients will be grateful with the results - hands that look as young as their faces.
4. Softening Scars
There’s no reason for your clients to live with ugly ACL or C-section scars. Microdermabrasion helps break down the build-up of scar tissue and smooth it out. Dziubas had “phenomenal” results using microdermabrasion to soften scars. “You can literally buff out the scars out after a few treatments so the skin is flawless.” The American Academy of Dermatology reports that patients seem to like microdermabrasion for treating scars, because there are no side effects, zero recovery time, and the treatments are painless.
5. Combatting Calluses
Feet that suffer from chronic corns and calluses (hyperkeratosis) range from a cosmetic nuisance to a painful medical problem. Podiatry spas will be a growing trend as standard pedicures do not stand up to the job. Microdermabrasion provides even and safe exfoliation of thick skin. Clinical pedicures incorporate microdermabrasion and peels with glycolic acid and retinyl (vitamin A) enzyme. This one-two punch combats even the worst calluses.
Breathe life back into your microdermabrasion equipment by targeting your clients’ common skin and body concerns. Combined with efficacious professional skin care and a customized home care program, these microdermabrasion treatments will provide visible results. Clients will return to your spa for microdermabrasion series and complementary spa treatments.
Ginger Hodulik, MS, CNS
Ginger Hodulik holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Nutrition and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her strong science background overlays a ten-year career in Human Resources. In her work as a Nutritionist, Ginger has worked in clinical practice and in wellness program development and implementation. Her most recent role is as the co-owner and VP of R&D for DermaMed Solutions, where her focus is on researching the latest scientific advances in skincare and incorporating them into DermaMed’s holistic approach. She hopes to create new innovations in skincare which offer superior results due to the “whole person” nature of the program.