As a general rejuvenation treatment for the face, microdermabrasion effectively reduces surface blemishes while also stimulating collagen growth in the skin. This creates a smoother, younger appearance in the face while also promoting healthy skin. Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment helpful for sun damages skin fine lines, enlarged pores and acne. Treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands – just about anywhere. Microdermabrasion is non-invasive, virtually painless, no recovery time, no chemicals or lasers. Our estheticians have delivered countless microdermabrasion sessions, giving them the experience necessary to deliver the results you deserve.
How does the treatment feel? Does it hurt?
Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia, although it may be mildly uncomfortable. Tightness and heat are common effects and quickly fade. Microdermabrasion may feel a little abrasive on the skin. Most clients are still able to relax during their treatment. Our machine intensity level is adjustable so if the client feels discomfort they can request their esthetician to turn the machines intensity down.
Am I a candidate for microderms? Not a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Clients who have fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, rough skin texture, minor scars, age spots, and sun damage fine facial lines are good candidates for microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is contraindicated for clients who have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, recent use of Accutane,warts on the face, active acne (stages 3 and 4), an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes. A prospective client should wait 24 hours after actively sunbathing before getting a microderm. If the skin is sunburned a microderm is not recommended. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases, or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical peel, dermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing.
What are the limitations of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is designed for minor imperfections and general improvement. Those with very large or dark spots, moderate to deep wrinkles and serious scars should seek an alternative treatment.
How much skin does microdermabrasion remove?
Done properly, this treatment should take off only the very outer layer of the epidermis. This layer is called the stratum corneum. It is made up of dead skin cells. Since no little or no living tissue is removed during this type of skin exfoliation, it is not as irritating to the skin as deeper treatments like laser resurfacing or chemical peels.
What should I expect after a microderm?
Directly after a client receives a microdermabrasion treatment they can expect their skin to be pink and flush looking for a few hours. Some clients may feel a little dry for the next 24 hours. The microderm just removed the dirt and debri off the top layer of the skin. The client will be walking out of the office revealing a smoother fresh skin so it is important to protect it from the environment by using a moisturizer and SPF. After a recommended series of microderms a clients will not only have healthier brighter skin but they will also see a reduction of pigmentation, minor scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Can I wear makeup after treatment?
Yes. Patients can typically apply makeup immediately after their skin exfoliation session since the skin has not been broken. You may find that mineral-based makeup is most comfortable since it can be brushed onto the skin rather than being rubbed in.