What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that offers safe and controlled skin abrasion to treat age spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, blackheads, and acne scars. The technique is very quick and relatively painless, and you will see results immediately.
How does microdermabrasion work?
The stimulated blood flow to the surface of the skin increases the oxygenation, causing an enhancement of cell renewal and collagen regrowth. The massaging action of the microdermabrasion treatment creates a flushing and cleansing effect below the skin surface, resulting in a vibrant, healthy appearance and complexion.
Is microdermabrasion safe? What are the side effects?
Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and colors. The procedure gently removes a very thin layer (10-20 microns) off the top of your epidermis. The treatment requires no anesthesia, causes no discomfort, and has no recovery time. There are no side effects or risk of contamination or skin infection.
How soon will I see results from microdermabrasion?
After your first treatment, your skin will have a fresh pink glow. Improvement continues throughout your treatment program. The number of microdermabrasion treatments recommended for maximum results ranges from 4 to 6.
How long does the microdermabrasion procedure last?
Microdermabrasion takes less than an hour to treat the whole face.
Am I a good candidate for microdermabrasion?
The treatment is ideal for people who have sensitive skin that reacts to chemicals or those with oily, acne-prone skin that is not improved by acne remedies. It is an excellent option for those who cannot afford to take time off for healing from laser resurfacing or deep dermabrasion.
How am I assessed for microdermabrasion?
You can contact us by phone or online to schedule a complimentary consultation. During your consultation an overall skin assessment will be done to determine the number of treatments that will be necessary to reach your individual goal.
How often will I need to receive microdermabrasion treatments?
Typically, treatments are performed weekly or bi-weekly and produce optimal results if taken in a series of 4 or 6. Depending on your skin condition, a more aggressive plan of alternating glycolic peels with microdermabrasion treatments may be recommended. You are also expected to comply with the maintenance program using a skin care regimen to maintain results.
What should I expect after each treatment?
Your skin should appear light pink with a soft texture. More aggressive treatments may leave a redness appearance for approximately 24 hours. You may also experience a light peeling. It is recommended that you go without cosmetic makeup for 1 day. You should avoid the sun for 24 hours after treatment and when exposed to the sun use an SPF 30 sun block.
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