Microdermabrasion is a safe, simple, non-invasive, non-surgical technique that can help lessen and even correct many issues. It is also non-chemical, so it is different from skin or facial peels. Microdermabrasion is an abrasive technique, but only minimally so. Basically, Microdermabrasion works to remove the dead cells that sit on the skin’s surface making it appear dull and grey. Removing these cells results in the outer dull layer of your skin being removed so that the fresher, newer skin beneath comes to the surface, resulting in a smoother and more pleasing look overall.
The main problems that benefit from Microdermabrasion include improving age spots and hyperpigmentation, deep cleansing to remove blackheads and other blemishes, reducing the appearance of stretch marks (such as those that result from significant weight loss), reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to reduce the appearance of large pores, and even treating both acne and acne scars.
In some cases, Microdermabrasion can help people who suffer from facial redness caused by rosacea. Microdermabrasion also helps stimulate and thicken skin’s natural collagen so you are left with younger-looking skin that appears tighter and more firm — two things we lose as we age.
There are two methods of doing Microdermabrasion. The most common way is a bit like a gentle sander for your face. Your medical spa professional uses a special tool that sprays fine microcrystals onto your skin. The crystals are what smooth the outer layers of skin, removing dead and superficial skin cells and other pollutants that you don’t want trapped in your skin. This helps encourage the growth of new skin cells and the production of higher levels of collagen and elastin — a protein in our skin that helps maintain tightness and firmness. While those microcrystals work to loosen all the dead skin cells and pollutants, a vacuum device gently sucks it all away.
The second type of Microdermabrasion involves the use of a diamond-tipped wand. The wand is used on the skin of your face to do much the same thing that the microcrystals do, but this technique can offer more precision in those areas that may require extra, more directed attention. As with the microcrystal form of Microdermabrasion, this technique also uses a vacuum device to get rid of all the superficial cells and pollutants while the wand does its work.
Your Microdermabrasion sessions are simple and sessions take only half an hour on average. There is virtually no pain or discomfort, though some people feel a mild scratching sensation. You will also experience a mild vibrating feeling and some slight suction as the vacuum is used. And there is no downtime to worry about, nor any complicated post-procedure instructions. At most, we may recommend the use of special skin care products for maintenance.
Microdermabrasion works best for people who have troublesome, but still mostly minor skin concerns, such as the ones noted above. If you have more serious skin issues, such as skin sagging, deep lines or wrinkles, or severe acne or acne scarring, talk to us about other procedures that we offer that might give you better results.
Important: Any surgical , non surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Photos on this website are for references purposes only. Individual results may vary. *Prices may vary dependent on the individual and the patients desired result.
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