Microdermabrasion Treatments are on the Decline

Why the Old Standby Exfoliation Treatment is becoming Less Popular:

Microdermabrasion has helped take the exfoliation game to another level for years now. But according to the latest survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, microdermabrasion treatments are becoming less popular.


The vacuum like exfoliating jet blasts dead skin cells away to reveal a cleaner, glowier complexion. After the treatment, products work more effectively because they can penetrate deeper and overall just leaves you with a bright refreshed complexation. Despite these glowing results, the ASPS annual report on plastic surgery statistics found that microdermabrasion treatment dropped by 4% from the previous year. And we have a hunch as to why.

While Microdermabrasion is an amazing treatment, we believe it has fallen out of favor simply due to advances in other exfoliation treatments. The skincare industry is really evolving and leaving microdermabrasion in the past.

The new standard of exfoliation alternatives:

Dermaplaning: Here at ZONA we have noticed our clients have made the switch to dermaplaning over microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning scrapes away the first layer of dry dead skin cells and gets any peach fuzz, leaving behind softer more radiant skin! Products are absorbed deeper, makeup goes on smoother, and your complexion is overall brighter!

HydraFacial: It’s like the new and improved microdermabrasion! Rather than using sometimes abrasive particles, HydraFacial uses a vortex suction technology that infuses skin-loving serums all at the same time. With HydraFacials you can have various levels of aggressiveness so you can get strong or light exfoliation- you can even pinpoint the lips and eyes.

Chemical Peels: There are a wide variety of chemical peels that allows you to pick exactly the right exfoliation cocktail for your skin. Want a light peel with some skin flaking but not sheet peeling? Our Obagi Blue Radiance Chemical Peel or our IS Clinical Fire & Ice Peel is right for you! Looking for a deeper peel? A VI Peel, VI Peel Precision, or VI Precision Plus is the way to go. Whichever you choose, chemical peels are more impactful and longer lasting than microdermabrasion treatment.

Don’t get us wrong:

Don’t take this as your resignation from microdermabrasion! The exfoliating treatment is great for getting a short-term, quick-fix glow. Its a safe, non-invasive, no-downtime procedure that stimulates healthy skin cells and sloughs off dry skin cells. Not to mention, Our Microderm service includes steam and extractions to deep clean the pores as well. Exfoliation is an important part of a skin care routine and professional exfoliation treatments like Microdermabrasion can really make a difference.

For More Information:

For more information about exfoliation treatments contact us at ZONA Med Spa. Or book a complimentary consultation online by clicking here.

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