Test Your Microdermabrasion Knowledge
by Staff
If beauty is only skin deep, then microdermabrasion takes it to a whole different level, scrubbing and buffing away the surface layer to offer a smoother, more youthful appearance. Thinking about taking the plunge yourself? Take our quiz first.

Microdermabrasion uses tiny, rough grains to buff away what?

  • ingrown hairs
  • acne
  • the surface layer of skin

The surface layer of skin is called what?

  • stratum corneum
  • epidermis
  • dermis

When the stratum corneum is removed, the healing process involves which of the following?

  • new skin cells replace the old ones
  • no further renewal of the stratum corneum
  • increased moisture in the skin

Microdermabrasion has what effect on medicinal creams and lotions?

  • makes them less effective
  • makes them more effective
  • has no effect

What is a possible result of repeated microdermabrasion?

  • tearing of the skin
  • increased breakouts
  • removal of deeper blemishes

What is a common side effect of microdermabrasion?

  • swelling of the skin
  • reddening of the skin
  • both

Microdermabrasion can be performed in what setting?

  • a clinic
  • home
  • either

During a professional microdermabrasion session, what substance is shot onto the skin?

  • water
  • crystals
  • sand

What mechanism does a microdermabrasion tool use to collect the used crystals?

  • a vacuum
  • a scraper
  • It doesn't collect used crystals.

How do home microdermabrasion kits deliver crystals?

  • The same way professional kits do -- with a special tool.
  • through creams and scrubs
  • Kits for at-home use don't have crystals.