What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a quick, safe, effective form of exfoliation for all skin types and colors with no downtime and no pain or discomfort. It uses a diamond-tipped applicator with a slight suction to remove dead or damaged skin cells. Skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, fresher and younger looking.
What is the difference between crystal microdermabrasion and diamond tip microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion systems uses tiny micro crystals to essentially sand blast your skin to perform the exfoliating process. Over the years there have been reports of the crystals getting into the eyes and causing infection or irritation.
Diamond Tipped Microdermabrasion systems operate without the need for crystals. The exfoliation process occurs when a diamond tipped head makes contact with the skin, gently exfoliating the skins surface without blasting crystals onto it making this a much
Who can benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Everyone - men and women of any skin type or color. Skin that is aging, congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened,blemished, dull and sun damaged can be rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved. Even normal skin can be made to look fresher with a warm glow.
What areas can be treated?
The most common areas that are treated are the face and neck. In addition we can treat the chest, shoulders, back,hands, knees and elbows. Any body area can be treated.
Why does the skin benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface. This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. This treatment acts as a light exfoliation removing the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin resulting in a more radiant appearance.
How many treatments do you need?
This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive. Generally results are more noticeable after the third
treatment. After the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother and softer for some clients. Usually treatments are performed every 2 weeks. A typical course of treatment is a series of 4 sessions. Maintenance treatments are suggested once every one to two months.
How long does it take?
The entire treatment usually takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the body area.
What are the side effects?
One may experience a slight tingling, and afterward the skin may feel tighter, as if exposed to the wind or sun.
The skin may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours.
* If you suffer with cold sores, you should be cold sore free prior to a treatment to avoid the risk of them
* You need to discuss with the technician if you have any of these conditions: rosacea, dermatitis, skin cancers, easy bruising, Hepatitis C, AIDS, or are using Accutane.
* If you use Retin A products or any skin care products that irritate the skin you should stop them for at least 2-3 days before and do not restart until 2-3 days after a treatment.
One week before and after your treatment STOP using the following treatments and products:
- Electrolysis, laser treatments, waxing, depilatories, chemical peels, facials, microdermabrasion or any other type of skin treatment on the area being treated.
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