This enhanced treatment begins with deep cleansing and gentle extractions if needed. The non- invasive comfortable treatment uses micro-crystals to painlessly remove the surface layer of skin to leave it softer, smoother and fresher looking skin.*
Medical Microdermabrasion improves:
- Clogged pores including blackheads & whiteheads.
- Large Pores
- Rough skin texture
- Production and growth of healthy new cells
- Uneven skin color
- Sun & Age spots
- Dull or dry patches.
- Acne and Acne Scarring
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles*
Q&A: HOW DOES IT WORK?
Microdermabrasion works in two ways. It works by gently exfoliating or removing the outside layers (stratum corneum) of the skin. The abrasive action of the wand gently removes the outer surface layers, allowing smoother, fresher skin to be apparent. The second way is that the vacuum action helps tostimulate microcirculation and lymphatic flow, increasing the blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. This helps accelerate the skins repair process and stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin thereby improving skin texture and elasticity.
Recommended Treatment: 4-6 treatments every 2 weeks. May be alternated with chemical peels in between microdermabrasion treatments.
Treatment Time: 30 to 60 minutes.
Recovery Time: Some swelling and redness at the treatment site may occur. This generally fades in a matter of hours.
MEDICAL MICRODERMABRASION FAQ
HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION WORK?
Microdermabrasion works in two ways. It works by gently exfoliating or removing the outside layers (stratum corneum) of the skin. The abrasive action of the wand gently removes the outer surface layers, allowing smoother, fresher skin to be apparent. The second way is that the vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation and lymphatic flow, increasing the blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. This helps accelerate the skins repair process and stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin thereby improving skin texture and elasticity.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Microdermabrasion is good for people who have superficial acne scars, brown sun spots, sun damage, large pores, and fine wrinkles.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Minute aluminum oxide crystals are delivered in a controlled fashion to the top layer of the skin. The crystals are then vacuumed off, taking away dead skin cells. Some studies report that there is an increased production of collagen in the skin that helps the skin look youthful again. as well helping the face look plump and youthful.
IS MICRODERMABRASION SAFE?
Yes. It a non-invasive treatment, meaning that we are only dealing with the stratum corneum, the very top most layers of the skin.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF MICRODERMABRASION?
The treatment affects the epidermis, causing sloughing and stimulating cell production at the basal cell layer, causing a faster cell turnover time.
HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION COMPARE TO LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
It is a less aggressive approach. Laser skin resurfacing has many side effects: a long healing time (2-6 months), scarring, and hypo- or hyperpigmentation of the skin.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
4-6 treatments are recommended. After the first treatment, your skin feels smoother, but by the 4th treatment, patient’s skin looks pink and healthy and friends are noticing a difference. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 2 to 3 months after a series.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULDN’T HAVE MICRO?
Anyone with keloids, active facial herpes, anyone that has been on Accutane in the past 6 months and anyone that has had plastic surgery in the last year.
IS IT ONLY ON THE FACE?
No, it can be used anywhere on the body, where smoother, softer skin is desired.
DOES MICRODERMABRASION HURT?
It has been described as feeling like “a cat licking you”. It is mildly uncomfortable, but most people are surprised by their comfort level.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
30-40 minutes. Patients can walk out and return to their everyday routine.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
They’re minimal. After treatment, patients are pink. We ask them to wear sunscreen and avoid makeup for a day.
WHAT AGE DO YOU NEED TO BE?
Any age. We see younger clients for acne, and older clients for sun damage.
IS IT FOR MEN TOO?
Of course. Men enjoy keeping a youthful appearance as well as women. It is great for smoothing out the skin.
DO I NEED TO BE USING HOME SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
You don’t have to. Microdermabrasion is effective without home care, but we highly recommend it as you will see better results faster.
*Procedure results are typical and may vary