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The common perception of microdermabrasion is that it is only for the skin on the face. This is because the face is what people care the most about for their appearance. The face is also exposed a lot to the sun and has sensitive skin making it prone to acne breakouts. When people age, they must do more to keep their facial skin looking young. Since people are so conscious of their facial skin they normally use microdermabrasion only for the face.

Zeny Pro Diamond Microderm Abrasion Machine

The Best Machine for Full Body Treatment

  • High Quality Diamond Wand
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Versatile but not the Strongest Treatment

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However, there is no reason that microdermabrasion cannot be used elsewhere on the body. The legs, arms, back, or other areas are also places where microdermabrasion works very well.

If you have skin problems in any of these areas, this treatment will work just as well as it does on your face. In fact, because the face is generally more sensitive than these other areas, treatment will cause less microdermabrasion side effects due to the lower sensitivity of body skin.

Using Microdermabrasion on Your Back

People that are prone to breakouts on their face often have the same problem on their back. Because shirts are worn, this acne on the back or “bacne” as it is known as, usually isn’t someone’s biggest worry as far as skin problems go. Microdermabrasion machines can greatly help with the negative effects that come from bacne.

Microdermabrasion helps you with bacne in two main ways. The first way is the scarring that you may have from long term suffering from bacne. Although these scars are small, when your back is covered in them it can affect its appearance greatly.

An at home microdermabrasion machine will exfoliate dead skin on the top allowing new skin to form in a smooth, consistent layer, eventually covering the visual of the scars. It also helps the health of your skin where scarring has occurred due to increased blood flow from treatment.

The second way that an at home microdermabrasion machine will help your bacne is by reducing the amount of actual acne you have on your back. It does this from the treatment cleaning your skin, since bacterial and sweat in pores are the major cause of acne. It will open your pores so they can breathe better and not form whiteheads and acne.

​Choice of Microdermabrasion Machine for Back

A machine I would recommend for use on your back for issues from acne is the Zeny Pro Diamond Microdermabrasion machine. It is a great choice for bacne and scarring because it is rated at 65mmHg of suction power, which is very strong for an at home machine.

This high suction power is necessary for helping with scarring since it is a significant compared to face blemishes. Some reviewers have stated that they believe this machine was as strong as the ones at dermatology offices so it is more than enough to get the job done for bacne.

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At Home Microdermabrasion for Other Parts of Body

Just as microdermabrasion works well on the back, it can work well on other parts of your body. Body microdermabrasion is used with success by many but isn’t talked about as much because the body isn’t as glamorous as the face. You do not want to cover every square inch of your body with microdermabrasion but rather pick and choose where your skin needs help.

Since we talked about how microdermabrasion can reduce body acne, if you have breakouts on your shoulders or chest, you can treat this with your microdermabrasion machine. It will do the same magic that it can do with bacne and scarring.

If you have spent a lot of time in the sun during your life, you might have skin damage or discoloration on the back of your neck, hands, or even the top of your feet. Microdermabrasion causes sun spots to fade and smooth the skin where you have wrinkles just like it does for acne scarring.

Stretch Mark Microdermabrasion

It may come as a surprise, but an at home microdermabrasion can reduce the severity of stretch marks. If you have stretch marks on your thighs, butt, or belly, you should not feel bad or different because this can be natural and caused from growing up. It can be from being pregnant or from gaining weight and then subsequently losing it. Whatever caused your stretch marks, you most likely want an easy way to reduce them and get back to smooth skin in those areas.

At home microdermabrasion might have a minimal impact on the root cause of stretch marks and only help reduce their appearance, but it can actually work together with other skin care products to have a synergistic effect. Because microdermabrasion helps clean your skin and open your pores, your skin is more permeable by liquids after treatment. This is where other products come in. Right after you do microdermabrasion on your stretch mark areas, you can apply products such as AHA’s and Retin-A which will go in and cause a double whammy effect in reducing your stretch marks.

Using Microdermabrasion for Sunspots on Body

Many of us have spent a lot of time in the sun during our lives, and although being outside is healthy for our lives, exposure to the sun has some negative effects. One of these is the dreaded sun spot where you get a flat brown spot on your skin from it being exposed to the sun.

These spots do not heal and go away on their own unfortunately and will get darker with continued exposure to the sun. Fortunately, it has been shown that microdermabrasion can reduce the darkness of sunspots on your skin. Because microdermabrasion machines abrade the top layer of skin, new skin can come in that is less damaged than the sunspot skin.

A good way to think about it is when you dye your hair a color you do not like and want to go back to your natural color. If you grow your hair out and then cut it, the new natural color hair grows in. The cutting and growing out process is essentially what microdermabrasion does for your skin, but in a much quicker fashion.

Recommended Microdermabrasion Machine for Sunspots on Body

For sunspots we recommend the Zeny 3 in 1 Machine because it has an adjustable suction range from 0 to 55cmHg. With this product, you can start at a very low suction setting for reduced intensity and find the minimum setting you need for your sunspots, since they are less difficult to remove than scarring.

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Conclusion on at Home Microdermabrasion for the body

The biggest advantage of owning a microdermabrasion machine is the amount of money you will save, but especially if you are going to use it on your body. Because you are treating large areas many times, the microdermabrasion cost would huge to pay an office to do the treatment. You can buy a machine for the same price, or less, than one treatment on a large part of your body. Once you use the machine as second time, it has most likely already payed for itself compared to paying for treatment at an office.

Because of how good the technology of microdermabrasion machines is now, treatment at home is very safe and affordable. Here we try to help you understand the benefits of it but also become educated on the pros and cons of different machines. Not only can you improve the health of the skin on your face, but as shown here the skin all over your body as well. You will be amazed by the results if you try microdermabrasion on your body, trust me, we were!



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