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Beginner’s Guide to Microdermabrasion

Your skin, especially your face, is your body’s first line of defense against environmental toxins and stresses, such as the suns’ rays and harsh wind. Because of these stresses, your face sustains the most damage on a daily basis. Over time that repeated damage can cause scarring, loss of elasticity, and lead to wrinkles.


Microdermabrasion is a great non-invasive treatment that is not only safer than cosmetic surgery, but much more economical. Many people nickname microdermabrasion the ‘lunchtime facial’ because they can have the service performed quickly and effortlessly.

The Definition of Microdermabrasion

But what is a microdermabrasion? A microderm is a powerful exfoliation of the skin using cleansing crystals. At Scents of Serenity Organic Spa, we use sodium bicarbonate crystals. These sodium bicarbonate crystals first remove the uppermost layer of dead skin. Then using a small wand which creates a vacuum, the small crystals clean each pore on your face, neck and décolleté, pulling out any dirt or skin cells, thoroughly cleaning the face. The depth of exfoliation is controlled by the Esthetician, as well as how sensitive your skin is along with other factors.


Things to Expect During a Microdermabrasion Treatment

Since microderms are non-surgical, a service can be performed and you can be back at work or back doing anything you’d like immediately. An important note though, a microdermabrasion takes off that top layer of dead skin, which does take away some protection from the sun, so follow a microdermabrasion with an SPF Moisturizer. Red Currant Protective Moisturizer from Eminence Organics has an SPF of 30, perfect for any skin type, and is high in anti-oxidants that will nourish that newly formed skin while protecting it.


For best results, a series of microdermabrasions is recommended, spaced from 10 days apart up to a month apart. That gives the skin time to heal and produce new collagen, each time service replenishing the skin each time.


Why Choose Scents of Serenity for Your Microdermabrasion

As an organic spa dedicated to the physical and mental renewal of our customers we work hard to eliminate potential toxins and carcinogenic materials from skincare the skincare products we use.  As a result of this commitment, we use sodium bicarbonate crystals in place of the traditional aluminum oxide crystals in our microdermabrasion treatment services.  Benefits of sodium bicarbonate crystals, include:

  • The higher ph of sodium bicarbonate promotes your skins ph balance.
  • Sodium bicarbonate crystals are lighter in weight than aluminum crystals, so they will flow through the microderm machine at a quicker pace, providing a more thorough cleaning.

These benefits made the use of sodium bicarbonate crystals a clear choice for me as owner of Scents of Serenity Spa.


Learn if Microdermabrasion is Right For You

It is important to know if you would be a good candidate for microdermabrasion. Our Master Estheticians offer a complimentary skin consultation and can help you determine the best service for your skin type.


Call us at (804)277-4498 to schedule your skin consultation.


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