Microdermabrasion is great for exfoliating skin. 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.
Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that uses suction and a diamond tipped stainless steel wand which glides across the surface of the skin to loosen dead skin cells and gently remove them. When dead skin cells are removed at a rate faster than the body sheds them your body renews your skin at a rapid rate signaling the fibroblast in your dermis to produce collagen, thus plumping fine lines and wrinkles and tightening pores, pigmentation slowly pushes to the surface and lightens after several treatments. Acne breakouts are reduced by keeping the pores clear of dead skin and oil. By removing the dead skin cells, blackheads and whiteheads are minimized.
Before any skin treatment, your skin and medical history will be evaluated, however, for the most part, all skin types can benefit from microdermabrasion. It’s 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
Why I Like Microdermabrasion
Great for almost any skin type. I especially like it for oily skinned clients. I have complete control over how much dead skin is exfoliated and no extra product is introduced which also makes it great for pregnancy.
How to Prepare for a Microdermabrasion
During the week prior to your 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
A Standard Microdermabrasion takes about 45 minutes.
Step 1 – Cleansing and Exfoliation – dead skin cells are removed to reveal healthy new skin.
Step 2 – Extractions – if needed, blackheads and whiteheads are manually extracted.
Step 3– Either LED, Ultrasound, a masque or a peel is used to make corrections and/or hydrate the skin. Choice of one is included but more can be added at an additional cost
Step 4 – Protection – The appropriate serums, lotions and sunscreen are applied.
LED – $25 (boosts collagen production, reduces inflammation and kills acne bacteria)
Peel – $25 (additional correction)
Ultrasonic Treatment – $25 (additional correction and/or hydration, plus relaxation)
OxyDome – $25 – (helps boost cell turnover, boosts collagen production, leaves a dewey finish to skin)
Cold Plasma – $25 (opens channels in the skin, allowing product to penetrate, lifts, tightens and brightens)
Carboxy – $35 (stimulates blood flow and oxygen to skin cells – great for aging and acne)
Vlift – $85 (visibly lifts and tightens skin)
Dermaplane – $30 (removes vellus hair and dead skin cells)
Sculplla – $115 (Korean treatment that reduces lines and wrinkles)
Omega Green – $90 (Great for reducing acne bacteria and inflammation)
What Happens After a Microdermabrasion
Your skin will feel smooth, healthy and hydrated. Blackheads and whiteheads will be reduced. Lines and wrinkles will be less noticeable. You can be slightly red to pink for two hours, but makeup can be applied immediately.
How Often Should You Receive a Microdermabrasion
Ideally, once every four to six weeks for optimum skin care. For certain skin conditions, this treatment can be performed every one to two weeks for initial correction.