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microdermabrasion

  • Procedure Time:30 mins. to 1 hour
  • Recovery Time:none
  • Average Cost:$115
Tip:Removing dead skin can leave the skin dry and flaky at first, so use a good moisturizer.

Microdermabrasion Overview

Whisk away fine wrinkles, minimize scars, and rejuvenate your skin with a quick, painless, totally non-surgical procedure. Sound too good to be true?

Microdermabrasion offers great results for superficial skin problems such as fine lines, dull or coarse-looking skin, age spots or sunspots, and even acne scars. It works on all skin types, delivering softer, smoother, more vibrant-looking facial skin.

By spraying tiny crystals against the skin, the upper dermis is “sandblasted” away, revealing finer skin underneath. The procedure also stimulates collagen production to make the skin look and feel more taut and resilient. No anesthetics, pain-killers, or recovery time are required, so treatments fit into your busy lifestyle.

This procedure is for you if…

Microdermabrasion is good for every skin type: old, young, light, and dark. Because it’s gentle on the skin, even people with sensitive skin can benefit from the treatment. Try microdermabrasion for skin issues such as:

  • Dull or thickened skin or large pores
  • Light scarring and stretch marks
  • Discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Fine wrinkles 

You can expect these results:

Microdermabrasion offers instant and satisfying results. You can expect your treatment to eliminate age spots and areas of hyperpigmentation (darkened skin), reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and remove blackheads, and reduce fine lines, scars, and stretch marks.

You’ll also notice that your skin feels smoother, finer, and more resilient, as older skin is removed to reveal fresh, new, collagen-rich skin.

The results of your treatment will last several months, and can be repeated as often as desired. 

What happens during microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe, painless procedure that requires no recovery time.

During the microdermabrasion treatment, your treatment specialist will use either a diamond-tipped wand or a handpiece through which tiny crystals are sprayed out and vacuumed up. The feeling of the wand or handpiece passing over your skin will feel like fine sandpaper, and causes minimal discomfort.

The entire process takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the size of the are being treated.

Once the treatment is complete, you can continue on with your normal daily activities. 

The recovery process

Most people experience no symptoms after treatment. In rare cases, you may experience some redness and swelling, which will last no more than a few hours. Occasionally, you may have some very light bruising cause by the suction generated by the microdermabrasion handpiece.

The newly exposed skin will be especially sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen immediately following a treatment session. Your skin may also feel dry and flaky during the first few days, so moisturize regularly

Understanding the risks 

Microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure with no serious risks. Make sure you are given tight-sealing protective goggles during treatment to protect your eyes, as the crystals can irritate and harm unprotected eyes.

Did you know?
Microdermabrasion is one of the top five popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to practice microdermabrasion, using sandpaper to smooth away scars. The first modern microdermabrasion machines were developed in Italy in the 1980s. The machines were named the “Pepita”, the “Ultra Peel”, and the “Crystal Peel”. The facialist for Naomi Campbell says microdermabrasion is an essential treatment to prepare for the red carpet.
 

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