Microdermabrasion is the ideal way to smooth and polish your skin. Using natural, diamond-tipped wands, this gentle treatment deeply exfoliates the skin, improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production, promoting the growth of healthy new cells, and reducing acne scarring and sun damage.
Suitable for women and men!
- Fine lines & Wrinkles
- Dull-looking skin
- Sun-damaged Skin
- Dehydrated, flaky skin
- Smokers’ skin
Am I A Candidate For Microdermabrasion?
If you have or have had acne, discolorations, superficial lines and wrinkles, uneven texture, or sun-damaged skin, you may be a candidate for microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion cannot be expected to remove deep scars or wrinkles, birthmarks, or tattoos. If you have no history of hypo/hyper-pigmentation or keloid scarring in your family, you should consider microdermabrasion as an alternative to a deeper, invasive peel.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a mini procedure that involves the skin being “sandblasted” by aluminum oxide crystals to remove the top layer of the skin, dead skin cells, and to promote the production of new cells in the basal (deepest) layer of the dermis. It can clean your pores incredibly and hinder any future breaks outs if used on a regular basis. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen networking to further even out skin texture and appearance.
Diamond microdermabrasion is able to target a large variety of skin complaints by removing the superficial layer of the epidermis. It can improve skin texture, elasticity, and promote collagen.
For many years, crystal microdermabrasion was the most popular form which is gradually being overshadowed by diamond tip microdermabrasion. The aluminium oxide crystals used could potentially irritate eyes and cause inhalation injury. It was also difficult to avoid crystals being trapped in hair and clothing. Diamond tip microdermabrasion allows a wide range of precision tips to exfoliate the skin with a variable negative pressure vacuum control. Each treatment can be tailored for individual clients. It is possible to safely treat close to the eyes, lips, and nose.
- Hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin
- Free-form crystal irritants
- Superficial and deep treatments
- Interchangeable precision diamond tips
- Vacuum control
When Is Microdermabrasion Usually Performed?
Microdermabrasion can be performed anytime, with sessions at 7 days apart from each other for best results.
What Does A Typical Microdermabrasion Consultation Entail?
There really is no consultation. This is such a non-invasive mini procedure that the details can be explained in 5 minutes, while the results last for a long time. However, maintenance sessions every few months should be sought.
How Is Microdermabrasion Performed?
A cleansing toner is applied to the skin to remove excess oils for better application and penetration. A self-contained wand is manually passed over the skin in areas of damage or all over the face, which is usually the case. The machine delivers fine, sanitary aluminum oxide crystals to the face that “sand blasts” away dead skin and impurities. The procedure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon the depth or strength of the peel. Afterwards, a cotton ball saturated with a soothing toner is passed over the face, then a re-hydrating cream and sun block are applied.
What Should I Expect After Microdermabrasion?
You can expect to feel as if you have a mild sunburn or windburn. You skin will feel very dry and may peel. This is natural and is the purpose of the procedure. You should regularly apply a high-quality moisturizer as well as a high protection sun block. Do not expose your face to sunlight for long periods of time, not even tanning beds. You should not use any exfoliating scrubs or lotions beforehand or afterwards for at least 3 days. Your skin will be smoother and the damage will be lessened. For serious damage, a series (of 4 to 6 sessions) can be scheduled at 5 day intervals. It truly depends upon your technician.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Microdermabrasion does not hurt, although it may sting a little around the eye area. The patient normally works up as they go to increase the penetration level. Your skin may feel a little hot and appear a little pink for the first day.
Is There A Lot Of Swelling Involved With A Microdermabrasion?
It is extremely rare that you swell at all after microdermabrasion. This procedure is very non-invasive yet it really works with time. You will notice a difference after one treatment.
When Can I Return To Work?
You can return to work immediately with the application of a little loose powder. You may choose to schedule this on your day off or at least after work. Many patients schedule it on their lunch break but return with pink skin. There is no downtime involved with microdermabrasion.
Will I Be Able To See The Results?
Results are often times immediate. We’re not talking life-altering results here, but a nice, clean, smooth feeling is apparent directly after. You will notice that your skin to be more even toned and textured. After the dull, dead skin cells are removed, you will notice an improvement overall, especially after a series.
What Are The Risks Of Microdermabrasion?
There are not many risks associated with microdermabrasion if you are a healthy adult. You should NOT have a microdermabrasion treatment on the affected area if you have the following:
- Undiagnosed lesions
- Recent herpes outbreaks
- Active, weeping acne (stages 3-4)
- Active rosacea
- Unstable diabetes
- Auto-immune system disorders
- Uses Retin A religiously or just had a chemical peel (in less than 7 days)
- Recently had laser surgery
- Couperose (a lot of broken capillaries)
How Should I Prepare For Microdermabrasion?
Use of Acutance should be discontinued at least 6 months before microdermabrasion treatment. You should discontinue Retin-A and Renova 14 days prior to treatment, and can continue 48 hours after microdermabrasion. Botox injections and other facial fillers should be done 7 days before or after microdermabrasion. Collagen injections should stop 5-6 weeks before treatment. Waxing should be done 7 days before or after the treatment. Also, you should avoid exposure to the sun and use SPF 30 at all times during the treatment series.
What Are The Benefits Of A Microdermabrasion Facial?
A microdermabrasion facial is a non-surgical procedure that is painless with no recovery time needed and is safe for all skin types and tones.
Microdermabrasion is effective in treating the following skin imperfections:
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoothes rough skin
- Reduces the appearance of scarring
- Refines enlarged pores
- Helps diminish age spots
- Evens out skin tone
- Fades superficial scars
- Reduces blackheads and white spots
- Helps prevent clogged pores