Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical,
non-invasive method of skin resurfacing that
utilizes fine crystals to provide effective
exfoliation and rejuvenation of the superficial
layers of the skin. When a more aggressive
treatment is necessary, vacuum pressure can
be increased to evenly penetrate deeper layers
of the skin.
Increasing the blood supply provides
nutrients necessary for skin regeneration, repair,
and increased cellular turnover. In return, improving the skins’ elasticity and
texture, as well as balancing the pigment.
does the treatment work?
The skin is washed to remove excess oil and
dirt. Then, a medical professional targets a stream
of fine aluminum oxide crystals over the area.
The crystals abrade away old, dead skin
cells, which the vacuum then picks up with gentle
promotes the growth of collagen and new, rejuvenated
skin. Moisturizers and sun block are then applied
to the treated area.
How many treatments are required?
Initially 5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-10 days
apart are recommended for most people.
Acne scars and or discolorations may
require more treatments.
every 2 or 3 months may be necessary to maintain
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. Unlike laser resurfacing or chemical peels, this procedure
is not traumatic and therefore there is no downtime
to allow for healing and recovery.
But, as always, provide your full medical
history and follow your pre and post-treatment
Can I go back to work after a microdermabrasion treatment?
few patients do notice their skin feeling tight
immediately after the treatment as if the skin
has been exposed to the sun or wind.
You might experience a slight dryness
of the skin depending upon your skin type. An effective moisturizer is applied after the
treatment to prevent this drying of the skin.
The skin might appear slightly red for
the remainder of the day. Additionally, the patient is asked to refrain
from using makeup on the day of the treatment
to give the skin chance to breathe and regenerate
Initially, you may feel a very mild scratching
sensation as the crystals make contact with
the skin. As
the treatments continue, this experience compares
to a deep massage. Mild redness may occur for ˝ an hour to one
day depending on the aggressiveness of the program.
there be any downtime?
One of the advantages of Microdermabrasion is
that it has no downtime. You can return to your normal routine and apply
cosmetics directly after treatment.
Why is microdermabrasion called the "lunchtime
Because microdermabrasion requires no anesthesia and leaves the skin slightly
flushed for just a few hours the nickname "lunchtime
face lift" has been coined by patients
because of its quick recovery time. Microdermabrasion
is an excellent option for people who cannot
take time off from work for the deeper chemical
peels or laser therapy treatments.
are the results?
Our Medical-Grade Microdermabrasion equipment
provides a gentle alternative in facial rejuvenation.
It has proven to be effective in the
treatment of the following conditions:
fine lines; enlarged or clogged pores; mild acne and complexion issues; sun damage; superficial age spots;
scaly skin lesions also called keratoses; hyper-pigmentation;
uneven skin tone; oily skin; dry/patchy skin;
acne scarring; black/white heads; stretch marks;
and dull, lifeless skin.
most patients experience dramatic improvements
in the color, tone, and texture of treated areas.
In general, microdermabrasion results in thicker,
healthier, more youthful looking skin.
Over the course of a full set of treatments,
the body will produce new layers of skin containing
higher levels of elastin and collagen.
This, in turn, improves the complexion
and gives the skin a more radiant, vibrant glow.
soon will results appear?
Microdermabrasion results are usually immediate and noticeable. Results
improve with multiple treatments and vary depending
on your individual skin quality.
How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment
A Microdermabrasion facial treatment lasts approximately
half an hour. Additional time is required for added areas.
Who are candidates for Microdermabrasion?
The ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are healthy adults
who have relatively minor skin conditions or
imperfections and realistic expectations about
what microdermabrasion can and cannot do. Microdermabrasion
works well for damaged skin, whether affected
by acne, sun damage or aging; and skin of any
type or color.
What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion over other procedures?
• Less time
• Less discomfort
• Quick recovery
• No disruptions to normal activities
• Chemical peels and laser resurfacing
are most effective on the face; but not as safe
and less effective on the neck, chest and hands.
Microdermabrasion is safe and effective
on the face, hands, chest, neck, knees and even
should avoid Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, active
keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes
outbreak, warts on the face, skin cancer, active
acne (stages 3 and 4), sunburns or active rosacea,
eczema, an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable
women should not undergo microdermabrasion. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases,
or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should
consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical
peel or laser
How does the treatment feel?
Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia,
although it may be mildly uncomfortable. Tightness
and heat are common effects and quickly fade. The feeling is often compared to a cats’ tongue
licking your face.
How long do the results last?
Lasting effects are dependant on proper
skin care. Additional treatments will renew your youthful
A series of six treatments over a few
months is recommended for best results, followed
by regular maintenance treatments.
What are the limitations of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is designed for minor imperfections
and general improvement.
Those with very large or dark spots,
moderate to deep wrinkles and serious scars
should seek an alternative treatment.