What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion uses an adjustable applicator head that removes dead surface skin cells and initiates cellular turnover at the dermis and epidermis levels in a safe controlled manner. This approach respects the integrity of the skin and promotes even healing. Maintaining even cellular growth on the surface aids in the youthfulness of the skin’s appearance.
Microdermabrasion has been used to treat aging and sun-damaged skin, some types of acne and acne scarring, altered pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and stretch marks. Results may include improved skin tone, fewer breakouts, diminished appearance of scars, even skin color, refined skin pores, renewed elasticity, and a healthy glow.
What should you expect during your treatment?
Prior to your first microdermabrasion, I will perform a thorough skin analysis. If microdermabrasion is not appropriate, you are informed during this session and an alternative treatment may be recommended instead. If microdermabrasion is for you, I will cleanse your skin, followed by hot towel removal. Prep the skin for the mircodermabrasion. I will microderm your face with the appropriate diamond tip implement and suction. Tone your skin to balance the pH and close pores, apply a serum that will infuse moisture into the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, add a layer of collagen boosting moisturizer, then end the service by applying a SPF 30 moisturizer. Maximum results are obtained by participating in a series of treatments plus following a recommended home care sheet, given to you post-appointment. I recommend keeping regular appointments and carefully following your home care regimen to support your results.
I will take every precaution to ensure that your skin is well hydrated and calm prior to leaving each session. However, you may experience excessive dryness or even some peeling between sessions, which may or may not be normal. Always check with me if you have any concerns after the treatment. More sensitive skin may experience some redness after the first couple of sessions. This normally goes away after 2 to 3 hours.
After your treatment, sunblock must be worn at all times and tanning beds should never be used. You are making an investment in your face: therefore, it is to your benefit to continue to protect it long after your series is completed. Maximum results are highly dependent on your age, cumulative sun exposure, health, menopause, lifestyle, genetic traits, general skin condition, and your willingness to follow the post-microdermabrasion care recommended.
Be aware that many changes may occur deeper within the skin over time. I find that when participating in a series of treatments, along with a commitment to your daily skin care regimen, noticeable differences may indeed be the outcome. You may see a reduction of fine lines and a softening of deeper wrinkles, reduction of discoloration, softening and possible reduction in scars, and an overall improvement to the skin’s tone and appearance.
Contraindications (Reasons this procedure may be harmful to you)
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for microdermabrasion treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment.
• Active infection of any type, such as Herpes simplex 1 virus or flat warts.
• Active acne
• Recent use of topical agents such as glycolic acids, alphahydroxy acids and Retin-A
• Any recent chemical peel procedure
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Eczema, dermatitis
• Skin cancer
• Vascular lesions
• Oral blood thinner medications
• Tattoos (not effective)
• Use of Acutane within the last year
• Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation
• Telangiectasia/erythema (dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin) may be worsened or brought out by skin exfoliationThis Is an Article.
Service Cost $60 (Approx. 45 mins)
Pre-Microdermabrasion Instruction & Post Microdermabrasion Care