Microdermabrasion is procedure in which a fine exfoliating spray of specially selected crystals is blown across the face and neck. The treatment gently removes the outer layer of skin, accelerating skin cell turnover, improving texture and the appearance of your skin. Total time of each treatment is 30 minutes.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an intense exfoliation process that rejuvenates the skin by utilizing ultra-fine aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate crystals to remove the upper layer of the stratum corneum. At the same time, the hand piece of the instrument contains a vacuum tube that sweeps up both the crystals and the skin’s cellular debris. This process exfoliates the skin, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen which will result in firmer, more youthful looking skin over time.
What are its uses?
The microdermabrasion system buffs the skin of fine lines and discoloration while refining texture and hue. Repeated treatments yield excellent results for scar revision (whether from acne, chicken pox or even surgery scars) as well as deep discoloration, melasma, and tattoo removal.
What results can I expect, and how soon?
Depending on the area treated, you will notice and improvement in your skin’s appearance. Acne scars will be less obvious. Age spots and fine lines are greatly diminished and many patients report that their skin seems to be softer, smoother and younger-looking. After your first treatment, your skin will have a fresh glow. Improvement continues throughout your treatment program. After your first treatment, your skin may be slightly pink. Improvement continues throughout your treatment program. You will begin to notice visible results after about the third treatment.
What are Microdermabrasion treatments like?
With the aid of microcrystals vacuumed through a delicate hand piece, held at a precise angle to the skin the crystals are applied to the skin and suctioned. There may be a slight stinging sensation during the procedure. The pressure and crystal flow can be adjusted to your level of comfort. Immediately after the treatment the skin may be pink. The skin will be more sun sensitive and should be protected with sunscreen.
How often can I get treatments?
Every 10 to 14 days for 5 to 7 treatments. Depending on the condition of your skin, we may combine microdermabrasion with a mild chemical peel.
What should I do after treatments?
Use a mild cleanser. We may provide you with a post-procedure product pack. Always use sunscreen to protect your skin. It will be more sensitive after having microdermabrasion performed.
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