Microdermabrasion can leave your skin softer, smoother and fresher looking than you may even have thought possible. Microdermabrasion was developed in Europe many years ago and has been an acceptable skin treatment procedure in the US for a few years. Crystals are projected onto the skin with an air stream in a safe and uniform manner to painlessly exfoliate the upper layers of the dead skin cells of the epidermis. These crystals, along with dead skin cells, are vacuumed into a closed filter container and discarded. A control gauge allows for increased vacuum for a more aggressive peel and decrease vacuum for a more gentle peel.