Microdermabrasion rejuvenates and revitalizes your skin in just an afternoon! Microdermabrasion uses a fine jet of crystals to gently and painlessly exfoliate your skin while vacuum suction removes the crystals with the dead skin cells. You’re left with new, softer skin and more even skin texture.
In addition to surface exfoliation, Microdermabrasion promotes the production of new cells in the basal (deepest) layer of the dermis, it cleans the pores, and stimulates collagen production that can further improve skin texture.
Microdermabrasion can be successfully used on light or dark skin to treat the face, neck, chest, arms, elbows, knees and hands. Microdermabrasion is generally indicated for:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Age Spots, Sun Damage and Hyperpigmentation
- Acne Scars, Chickenpox Scars and Scratch Marks
- Congested Skin, Enlarged Pores and Blemishes
- Dull Skin
This simple, quick and convenient procedure has become very popular with patients showing the early signs of aging, sun exposure and other facial imperfections. Non-invasive and non-wounding to the skin’s surface, the procedure entails virtually no discomfort, down time or recovery. Patients typically experience some redness for about an hour after the procedure. Because microdermabrasion is so precise, the procedure is virtually pain-free.
How is the procedure done?
Microdermabrasion can be successfully used on the face, neck, and chest arms more rarely on the knees, elbows, arms and hands. After cleansing your treatment area, the Aesthetician with use a jet of sterile micro-crystals to gently exfoliate the your skin without the use of anesthesia. The Aesthetician will adjust the pressure for your skin and move the Microdermabrasion machine’s hand piece across the treatment area to deliver a precise stream of crystals onto the skin’s surface; the scale-like, lifeless epidermal cells and the crystals are then suctioned back into the same hand piece to reveal a fresh, invigorated skin surface. After your treatment, the Aesthetician may choose to do one of several different type of chemicals peel depending on your skin condition.
Does Microdermabrasion hurt?
Not really. Microdermabrasion may sting a little around the eye area. Our Aesthetician will normally increase the treatment strength each session to increase the penetration to the skin. Your skin may feel a little hot and appear a little pink immediately following your treatment. You should tell your Aesthetician immediately if your treatment is too uncomfortable; they can turn down the controls if the suction or level of the “blast” is too strong for you.
How do I prepare for this procedure?
There really is no preparation for Microdermabrasion. We do recommend that you avoid any substance (Retin A, Acid Peels, heavy exfoliation, etc.) and any situation (Sun Burn, etc.) that will leave your skin sensitive on the day of treatment.
How long does the procedure take and how many will I need?
Microdermabrasion is a quick procedure that usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes. We recommend you start with 4-8 sessions, one every two to three weeks. Following your initial treatment your skin maintenance program should include an additional treatment every 1-3 months. Most people should see dramatic improvements after just a few treatments, but stick with it for the best results! Severe skin problems, such as deep acne scars and dark spots will take several treatments before any improvement is noticeable.
Can I combine Microdermabrasion with another procedure?
Yes. Microdermabrasion is the perfect compliment to other procedures including Botox, Collagen, and Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Can I return home the same day?
Microdermabrasion and Chemical peels are performed on an outpatient basis so you may return home the same day.
How long before I can return to normal activity?
You can return to normal activities immediately following your