Microdermabrasion: Get That glow!
Tired-looking skin, patchy skin, breakouts and brown spots – when what you see in the mirror is lackluster, it is hard to shine!
If your complexion is a little down and dull, it is time to get glowing with microdermabrasion!
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical and noninvasive procedure that naturally and evenly exfoliates the skin. By sweeping away dead skin cells and debris at the surface and triggering collagen production, microdermabrasion effectively rejuvenates skin for a healthy, even complexion.
What issues does microdermabrasion improve?
Microdermabrasion provides a deep exfoliation of dead, dull skin cells and helps to boost the production of collagen and elastin below the skin's surface. The result is a smooth and even skin tone, smaller pores, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also the clearing of minor acne and blackheads.
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation and age spots
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Uneven texture
- Sun damage
- Dull-looking skin
- Stretch marks
How does microdermabrasion work?
The procedure uses a unique applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the outer layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and create more even skin tone.
There are different types of microdermabrasion:
- A diamond-tip handpiece gently exfoliates dead cells and vacuums them away. The tip of the wand is made of natural laser-cut diamonds that polish the skin, removing dead skin cells and other debris from the skin's surface. Dead skin cells are then vacuumed away. This type of microdermabrasion offers a precise treatment and is well-suited for more sensitive facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes.
- Crystal microdermabrasion uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away outer layers of the skin. The different types of crystals used include aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate. As with diamond-tip treatments, the handpiece vacuums away used crystals, dirt, debris, and dead skin cells.
What should I expect during my microdermabrasion?
After cleaning the skin, we use a handpiece to gently exfoliate the outer layer of skin in the targeted areas. The depth of the abrasion is controllable with pressure applied on the handpiece and how long suction remains on an area of the skin.
After treatment, we will apply a moisturizer and sunscreen to protect your skin. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes, depending on the issues and treatment areas.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for microdermabrasion?
To prevent sensitivity and irritation after microdermabrasion, avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing for about a week before treatment. It is also a good idea to give your skin a break from exfoliating cleansers and masks for a few days before treatment.
Is microdermabrasion painful?
Microdermabrasion may cause minor discomfort, but it is not painful. It is not necessary to use anesthesia or topical numbing agents. People describe a tingling or scratching sensation, but the feeling disappears when treatment ends.
Who is a good candidate for microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for people who have relatively minor skin conditions, including uneven tone, mild acne, and fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors.
Microdermabrasion is effective for men as well and can be used to treat folliculitis or in-grown hairs and bumps caused by shaving.
However, microdermabrasion does not correct deep facial creases or sagging skin.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss your medical history, past procedures, and your goals to determine if microdermabrasion is the right treatment for you and your skin issues.
What are the side effects of microdermabrasion?
After microdermabrasion, you may experience temporary tenderness, swelling and redness in the treated areas. Minor bruising may also occur.
How should I care for my skin after microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments require little to no downtime. Most people can resume daily activities immediately.
Keeping skin hydrated and using sun protection are important while your skin heals itself. Use only gentle, non-abrasive cleansers and avoid topical acne medications and products that contain exfoliating acids. Even after you feel as though your skin has completely recovered, treated areas will be more sensitive to the sun for a few weeks after microdermabrasion.
When will I see the results of microdermabrasion?
Some instant, temporary results are seen immediately after one treatment such as a smoother complexion and cleaner pores. For optimal results, you may need a series of up to six treatments spaced seven to ten days apart. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations. Monthly maintenance treatments can help sustain your results.