Exposure to the elements causes the skin to become dull and lifeless over a period of time. Skin polishing treatments also known as Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure used to solve the problem. Skin polishing is any process that is used to exfoliate the skin to remove the dead cells. Microdermabrasion, in particular, is carried out with an instrument that sprays microcrystals onto the face to extract the outer layer of dead skin cells effectively. As this is not an invasive procedure, it can be performed at home with the aid of kits available for the same. But it is good to consult a dermatologist before attempting any skin polishing regimen for that matter. In any case, it is better to get it done by cosmetologists at a skin clinic for better results. But the cost naturally tends to be higher in a clinic. Since it is a non-chemical technique, there are almost no side effects other than some redness that will disappear after an hour or so. All the fine lines, acne and age spots will be removed to a great extent to reveal a glowing skin. The clinical Dermabrasion sessions typically last half an hour. Marked difference can be noticed after around 10 sittings according to the condition of the skin. The cosmetologist will prescribe a simple post-treatment care that has to be followed to the word, to allow the effect of the treatment to last longer and to maintain the youthful glowing skin forever.