Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, fine lines and rough skin. Treatment can be performed on the face, chest and back. Microdermabrasion is a safe, therapeutic approach to skin care when used alone, or in combination with other treatments.
REMOVES SUPERFICIAL LAYER OF SKIN
Microdermabrasion is an FDA approved, non-invasive treatment that refers to a number of devices and techniques that remove a very superficial portion of the skin — the stratum corneum, which is the rough, dead layer of protective cells on the very surface of the skin. This is also the layer that houses fine lines and other superficial skin imperfections. It cleans pores and aids in balancing oil production while stimulating collagen production to further even out skin texture and tone.
After the dead cells are removed, the skin looks and feels smoother, softer, and more radiant.
1 – 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.
2 – Am I a Candidate?
Microdermabrasion is recommended for the treatment of the skin with sun damage, enlarged pores, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles, minor acne scars, and skin discoloration. Microdermabrasion cannot be expected to remove deep wrinkles, birth marks or tattoos. Microdermabrasion works on improving skin texture and restoring the skin elasticity and clarity. A series of treatments can complement a well rounded anti-aging program.
3 – What is the Procedure?
The area is thoroughly cleansed to remove excess oils from the skin. A diamond tipped wand is manually passed over the skin on the face. It gently exfoliates the surface while a vacuum thoroughly cleanses the skin of impurities. The procedure lasts 30 minutes. Afterwards a soothing hydrating cream and sunblock is applied to the face.
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 micro-circulation 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.
4 – Is Microdermabrasion safe?
If you are a healthy adult, Microdermabrasion does not hold many risks. We must, however, consider those with skin or medical conditions. You should NOT have a microdermabrasion treatment if you have an undiagnosed lesion, recent herpes outbreak, warts, active weeping acne (stages 3-4), active rosacea, unstable diabetes, auto-immune system disorders, recent laser surgery, recent start of Retin A, recent chemical peel, recent waxing, and if prone to hyper-pigmentation.
5 – How often is treatment recommended?
Individual microdermabrasion treatments are recommended every other week for the initial series then to once a month for maintenance. Results are best achieved when routine facial treatments are incorporated into this regimen. Maintenance sessions should be used to keep the skin healthy and glowing.
No, the treatment is performed with little discomfort and is adjusted to your comfort level. At the most, sensitive skin might experience a sensation resembling a light sunburn or windburn. After treatment, the skin has a pink glow, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
6 – What areas of the body can be treated with Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a safe treatment on any part of the body. We suggest that treatments be done on the face, arms, back, and décolleté. For a customized treatment plan, please come in for a complimentary consultation.