Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. A medical-grade exfoliating diamond tip is used on the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion is an effective way to non-surgically and non-chemically reduce the appearance of fine lines, "crow's feet," age spots and acne scars on the face.
Microdermabrasion treatments are safe, quick and are typically without side effects. Treatments are good for almost all skin types, and are excellent for those with sensitivities to chemical procedures. Microdermabrasion treatments are the perfect "lunchtime" procedure - immediately following your treatment, you may return to your normal daily activities.
The Power of Microdermabrasion
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive method of skin resurfacing that utilizes fine crystals to provide effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of the superficial layers of the skin. When a more aggressive treatment is necessary, vacuum pressure can be increased to evenly penetrate deeper layers of the skin. Increasing the blood supply provides nutrients necessary for skin regeneration, repair, and increased cellular turnover. In return, improving the skins’ elasticity and texture, as well as balancing the pigment.
Is Microdermabrasion safe?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. Unlike laser resurfacing or chemical peels, this procedure is not traumatic and therefore there is no downtime to allow for healing and recovery.
Why is Microdermabrasion called the "lunchtime face lift"?
Because Microdermabrasion requires no anesthesia and leaves the skin slightly flushed for just a few hours the nickname "lunchtime face lift" has been coined by patients because of its quick recovery time. Microdermabrasion is an excellent option for people who are too busy to take time off for the deeper chemical peels or laser therapy treatments.
How does the Microdermabrasion treatment work?
The skin is washed to remove excess oil and dirt. Then, a medical professional targets a stream of fine aluminum oxide crystals over the area. The crystals abrade away old, dead skin cells, which the vacuum then picks up with gentle suction. This promotes the growth of collagen and new, rejuvenated skin. Moisturizers and sun block are then applied to the treated area.
How many Microdermabrasion treatments are required?
Initially 5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-14 days apart are recommended for most people. Acne scars and or discolorations may require more treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments every 2 or 3 months may be necessary to maintain results.
Will there be any downtime after a Microdermabrasion treatment?
One of the advantages of Microdermabrasion is that it has no downtime. You can return to your normal routine and apply cosmetics directly after treatment. A few may notice their skin feeling tight immediately after the treatment as if the skin has been exposed to the sun or wind. Some may experience a slight dryness of the skin depending upon your skin type.