Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that uses a highly controlled spray of ultrafine natural mineral (aluminum oxide) crystals to gently remove the topmost layer of skin, revealing the younger, tighter, and more radiant layer underneath.
A versatile treatment that can be done on its own, in series or in conjunction with other facial treatments, it is perfect for treating:
- Overall sun damage
- Superficial uneven pigmentation
- Uneven, rough and granular skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Clogged blackheads and acne lesions
- Superficial scarring treatment
Microdermabrasion is a actually dual process: the precision flow of crystals corrects skin imperfections by rapidly exfoliating the surface layers of dead skin cells, while the vacuuming action stimulates circulation and the formation of new collagen and elastin to improve skin texture and elasticity.
Although mostly applied to the face, microdermabrasion can also be done wherever rough skin is prevalent, such as hands, elbows, knees and heels.
- How long does it take?
The length of the procedure depends on the area. It will typically take 15 minutes to treat your face.
- Will it hurt?
The procedure is very gentle. Your skin will feel taut where the nozzle tip is pressed against it, accompanied with a mild tingling sensation.
- Are there any side effects?
There is no downtime involved. Side effects are generally limited to a slight redness of the skin, which usually subsides within minutes.
- How many treatments are required?
It depends on the amount of skin damage you’d like to correct. We recommend a series of sessions, usually at two to four week intervals.
- Can Microdermabrasion be combined with other treatments?
Microdermabrasion is often combined with chemical peels for added enhancement of each treatment. It can also be used with other procedures as a part of an overall skincare regimen.
- How long before I can wear make-up?
You can apply make-up immediately after the procedure. We also offer a complete line of physician grade skin care products that will prolong the effect of your treatment.
- Are results permanent?
Maintenance sessions are typically recommended every two months to maintain the results.