Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface. This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Before any skin treatment, your skin and medical history will be evaluated, however, for the most part, all skin types can benefit from microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is perfect for clients who want an exfoliation, but do not want the inconvenience of a chemical peel.
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimize acne scarring
- Lighten hyperpigmentation and melasma
- Revitalize dull or dehydrated skin
- Clear up blackheads and milia
- Clear up oily and/or acnaeic skin
*People with thin skin, pustular acne and Accutane users cannot have microdermabrasion
How to Prepare for Microdermabrasion
During the week prior to Microdermabrasion:
- Do not tan or use a self-tanner
- Do not use aggressive scrubs or masks
- Do not get Botox or Injectable Fillers
- Discontinue prescription strength Retin A
What to Expect During a Microdermabrasion
A Standard Microdermabrasion takes about 45 minutes. In addition to the microdermabrasion, Ultrasonic or LED will be used to penetrate products and help build collagen.
An Express Microdermabrasion only takes about 30 minutes. While some clients report a scratchy sensation, most find it very relaxing. After the microdermabrasion the correct serums and moisturizer will be applied to the skin.
A Deluxe Microdermabrasion takes about one hour, with both Ultrasonic and LED being incorporated into the treatment.
An Ultimate Microdermabrasion takes about one hour, 15 minutes and includes Ultrasonic, LED and a microcurrent eye treatment.
What Happens After a Microdermabrasion
Your skin will feel smooth and healthy. You can be slightly red to pink for two hours, but makeup can be applied immediately. This is sometimes called a lunch-time peel because there is no down-time.
How Often Should You Receive a Microdermabrasion
Ideally, once every four to six weeks for optimum skin care. For certain skin conditions, microdermabrasion can be done every one to two weeks for initial correction.