Yep I agree 100%. Nothing better than a professional microderm! I have done both home and professional. Gave up on the home kits a LONG time ago. And really for a professional microderm the cost isn't bad. I get a professional facial and microderm every 4-6 wks. It takes the tone of my skin to the next level. It gets rid of the dull, not glowing skin, and makes my skin soft, smooth and polished.I'd be willing to bet that the people that are happy with the at-home Microdermabrasion kits have never had professional microdermabrasion in a medical setting. I've done both and the professional micro is light years ahead of the garbage you get at home. The crystals used are often the same, but your hand-held "wand" that runs on double "a" batteries is never going to be the same as the powerful stuff used at the doctor's. Moreover, if it were ever to be as strong, that's something that you wouldn't want to do on yourself.
Your best bet is to get a really good exfoliant.