What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is the most natural way to safely exfoliate the skin without the use of chemicals. We take it a step further and offer an advanced medical grade system that uses bicarbonate crystals in lieu of aluminum oxide crystals that have been linked to multiple health concerns. Unlike cosmetic surgery and other invasive skin enhancing treatments, which cost thousands of dollars, microdermabrasion is just a fraction of the cost. Microdermabrasion can improve or eliminate superficial skin problems. This skin rejuvenation procedure stimulates the production of new skin cells that contain higher levels of collagen and elastin which further improve the skin’s appearance. As cell turnover is increased and a more youthful appearance is achieved.
Why baking soda?
We use bicarbonate crystals for all our microdermabrasion treatments. Sodium Bicarbonate Crystals, are lighter, softer on the skin and less irritating. This natural composite achieves better results than aluminum oxide with none of the harsh side effects. As a matter of fact the sodium we use is alkaline, adding a natural pH balance to the clients skin while destroying bacteria on the epidermis. In addition, baking soda crystals are friendly to the skin and to the environment. They easily dissolve when they come into direct contact with moisture. Baking soda crystals do not leave undissolved particles trapped in pores or follicles. Any post-treatment residue easily blends in with body chemistry and tones the skin.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
- Decreased appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age/sun spots
- Improved acne and acne-related scarring
- Increased production of collagen and elastin
- Hyperpigmentation reduction
- Improves appearance of uneven skin tones
- Repairs sun-damaged skin
- Reduces appearance of large pores
- Silky smooth skin
- Enhanced penetration of topicals after treatment
How many treatments are necessary to see results?
Clients will see results after the first treatment, however the best results will typically be seen after a series of 6 treatments 7-10 days apart. Once skincare goals are achieved, following a 4-6 week maintenance schedule is recommended.
What is the average treatment time?
Total time is approximately 35-45 minutes.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
You will be able to resume your daily activities after your treatment. Some may experience a small amount of redness which is usually gone within an hour. It is imperative that you wear an SPF 30 or higher on your face after treatment.
Am I able to receive a microdermabrasion?
Most people are able to receive a microdermabrasion; however there are a few exceptions.
Microdermabarsions is not recommended for the following:
- keratosis sufferers
- undiagnosed lesions
- active rosacea
- active acne (acne must be controlled before a series can begin)
- resent laser surgery
If any of the following apply to you, you may not be able to receive the treatment, however we may have other skincare options for you. Please contact us for further information.