What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non surgical, noninvasive treatment that offers safe and controlled skin abrasion. This procedure utilizes micro crystals of high medical grade which are dispersed onto the skins surface to mildly abrade the skins tissue. The exfoliated skin and used crystals are vacuumed into a sealed waste container which is then disposed of. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective for all skin types most commonly treated are fine lines/wrinkles, brown spots (hyper-pigmentation) aging skin, sun damaged skin, acne and scarring.
How does it work?
Microdermabrasion stimulates the increasing oxygen which enhances over at a more rapid rate the fresh surface creating a more healthy skin tone.
How many treatments will be needed?
The number of treatments needed will be discussed at your initial consultation. Treatment numbers vary depending on the area and skin condition treated. Treatments are usually performed in six or more sessions anywhere from one to six weeks apart. The closer the treatments are performed together the faster the results. Microdermabrasion has different settings from more sensitive or even more resilient skin types. The most aggressive treatments are going to be combined with a chemical peel. See chemical peels for more details.
What is treatment like?
The skin will first be cleaned and toned, then treated. The microdermabrasion is done in one to three passes over the targeted area. There is a mild discomfort of the crystals exfoliating and the suction of the vacuum. The treatment will end with removal of the crystals and an application of a moisturizing masque and sun block. The skin is typically pink for about 1-24 hours following the treatment. Some patients may experience a light peeling after more aggressive treatments.