What is Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion uses gentle abrasion and suction to painlessly remove the outer layer of dead skin. It is a non-invasive treatment that gives your skin an amazing deep clean and exfoliation revealing fresher and smoother complexion. There is no downtime, you can return to daily activities immediately. Regular treatments will also improve the effect of scarring and skin discolouration.
Microdermabrasion helps reverse the damage done by the environment. Exposure to airborne pollutants and sun radiation combine with the natural aging process to create fine lines, wrinkles, and changes in texture and colour. Perfect for improving uneven skin texture, acne scars, open pores, pigmentation or fine lines.
How often is the treatment recommended?
Depending on the condition of the skin, microdermabrasion can be done as a maintenance treatment to freshen up the skin or to treat neglected skin. If your skin has been neglected, it is recommended to start a series of 4-6 treatments to be performed every 2 weeks. This is recommended because skin cells begin shedding and slowly rise to surface. The strateum corneum is a glue-like substance that holds the outer layer of our cells together; it is the build-up of the strateum corneum that is responsible for the skin’s rough, dry, scaly appearance and brown age or sun spots. These clinging dead skin cells also trap dirt and oil in the pores causing blackheads and whiteheads, especially in the t-zone. After a microdermabrasion, blackheads and whiteheads are easily removed with extractions.
Can it be combined with other treatments?
Yes, it is recommended to rehydrate the skin with a facial mask immediately following the treatment. It makes an excellent partner for a facial.
What are the contraindications?
You should not have microdermabrasion if you have had a recent herpes breakout, have used Accutane in the last year, are on blood thinners, used Retin-A in the last 48 hours, have active rosacea, warts, stage 3-4 acne, or recently waxed.
How should I prepare for the treatment?
No Retin-A or harsh exfoliators 48 hours prior to your treatment.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment you will be glowing! Individuals with sensitive skin may experience slight redness. It will look like you just got a little sun. You can return your normal routine with no down time. To really see the benefits of a skin resurfacing facial, speak to your therapist about a course of treatments.