Microdermabrasion

What Is Microdermabrasion ?

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance.

Risks and Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical, “lunch hour” procedure that provides many benefits. Microdermabrasion reduces or eliminates fine facial lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging; it improves the appearance of acne scars and other light scarring; and it gives skin of all colors and types a fresh, healthy-looking glow. It does all this with virtually no side effects. And because microdermabrasion uses non-allergenic crystals to treat the skin, it is an excellent treatment for skin that is sensitive to chemicals. Microdermabrasion does not present any serious risks when it is performed by a qualified provider. Some people may experience slight skin irritation after microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion Recovery and Results

Microdermabrasion is often called a “lunch hour” treatment because it’s a quick procedure that can be performed at salon  during your lunch hour with little or no discomfort. The treated skin may be pink after the treatment, but this will usually fade within a few hours. You can apply makeup soon after undergoing microdermabrasion to conceal any visible signs of the treatment.

  • Fine lines
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores

Is Microdermabrasion the same as exfoliator/scrub?

No, a scrub/exfoliator very gently sloughs away dead skin, it is not as thorough as microdermabrasion which really gets down and ‘does the dirty’ so to speak.

What is the difference between at home kits and spa/medical microdermabrasions?

The at-home microdermabrasion kits do not provide a suction machine or device but usually provides crystals that are manually rubbed onto the skin to exfoliate the dead layers of skin. The clinical procedure is not only more concentrated but uses pure crystals to ‘sandblast’ the skin.

Is it painful?

The treatment is performed with little discomfort. At the most, sensitive patients might experience a slight sensation resembling a light sunburn. After treatment, the skin has a pink glow, and you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. The procedure can be done during your lunch hour.

Which skin problems can  be treated?

The system gradually abrades epidermal cells to treat a vast range of skin problems:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Uneven and granular skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads and comedones
  • Superficial scars
  • Some stretch marks

Is it safe?

Microdermabrasion offers a gentler alternative to more traumatic resurfacing treatments. It does not involve trauma or bleeding. The treatment is executed slowly and progressively, removing only superficial layers of the epidermis to reveal a youthful complexion and glow. Your therapist has total control and works under the strictest hygiene standards, using sterile, disposable treatment nozzles to ensure your safety.

How long does it take?

Each treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes. When combined with other anti-ageing treatments, it takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How many treatments will I need?

Age and skin condition determine the number of treatments required to achieve optimum result. For more skin disorders, a minimum of six treatments is recommended. Results can be seen in both the texture and the appearance of the skin after just one session. An initial series of treatments, combined with maintenance sessions, will results in better skin quality and may postpone the first lifting treatments for some years.