A non-invasive treatment using natural mineral crystals, it exfoliates the top most outer layer of the dermis to remove dead skin cells, even out texture and pigmentation, improve the the appearance of wrinkles, and acne scarring. It also aids in prepping the skin for laser resurfacing treatments to maximize results. It requires no downtime.
Results are gradual and vary according to skin condition and number of treatments. Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their 1st treatment.
Add to any facial – $55
Package of 6 – $600
Who Can Benefit?
Microdermabrasion is beneficial to all skin types but especially anyone who wants improvement of specific conditions such as:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Acne scarring and acne hyper pigmentation
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Appearance of fine and deep lines (wrinkles)
- Loss of elasticity and firmness
- Stretch Marks
How Often Should I have Microdermabrasion?
A series of treatments (6-12 sessions) every 2 weeks is highly recommended in order to achieve optimal results. After the series is completed maintenance every 4-6 weeks is advised. A home skincare regimen prescribed by your Aesthetician is essential to complement and enhance the results of the Microdermabrasion treatment.
How Should I Prepare for the Treatment?Stop using at least 5 days before and after the procedure:
- Alpha – Beta Hydroxy Acids
- Retinol, Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin), Differin, and any other prescription strength topical
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Chemical depilatories
- Waxing, laser treatments, electrolysis
- Facial scrubs or other types of exfoliants
- Sun bathing or tanning
What Happens After The Treatment?
- Skin will appear smoother and radiant
- Your skin may appear slightly pink or feel mildly sunburn which is a normal result of the procedure
- You might experience skin tightness, dryness or flakiness which is a sign of skin repairing and renewal
- Keep skin well hydrated and avoid sun exposure to prevent hyper pigmentation. SPF 25 or higher is strongly recommended
- Avoid saunas, exercising, swimming and anything that could tingle or irritate the skin for at least 3 days
- DO NOT use Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinols e other forms of vitamin A, any exfoliants or astringents on the skin for 5 days after the treatments
- If swelling or pain occurs it might indicate a possible infection and must be reported
ContradictionsYou should not have Microdermabrasion treatment if you have:
- Recent or active herpes outbreaks, warts, open wounds, scabs
- Weeping or inflamed acne
- Active Rosacea or irritated skin
- Active Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis
- Vascular lesions (Hemangioma or port-wine-stains, broken capillaries)
- Recent laser treatments, chemical peels (within the last 4 weeks)
- Waxing (within last 5 days)
- Used Retinol, Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin) and other prescription strength topical ( within the last 2 weeks)
- Accutane should be discontinued for at least 6 months prior to procedure
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