The increase in popularity of microdermabrasion treatments has resulted in numerous home systems becoming available for consumers. These systems are available at local drug stores and range in price from $10 to $300. But the problem with these systems is they are generally not powerful enough to have serious results. In the article from DocShop.com:
Are at-home systems effective?
With the recent increase in popularity of microdermabrasion, numerous home systems have become available to consumers. These kits can be purchased at drug stores or pharmacies, and range in price from $10 to $300. Some include a small mechanical or battery-operated applicator, while others simply consist of a jar of product to be applied by hand.
Because it is a relatively mild treatment, these microdermabrasion home systems are safe for use and can provide noticeable improvements in the skin's health and appearance. However, it is important that consumers know that at-home results may not be as remarkable as when the treatment is performed by a qualified physician or aesthetician using a professional microdermabrasion system. Furthermore, consumers should be aware that too much dermabrasion can damage the skin, and should closely follow all package directions.
Although MacroDerma machines are intended for use in a salon or spa, they are small enough to be used in the home as well. Additionally, since Macroderma machines are FDA "Class 1" machines instead of "Class 2", Macroderma machines are far less expensive than Class 2 professional machines which can be serveral thousands of dollars. Read more about "Class 1" vs "Class 2" here.