Microdermabrasion is a skin restoration process utilizing a controlled vacuum and fine aluminum oxide crystals to gently clear away dead and sun damaged skin cells revealing softer, smoother and more vibrant looking skin. By repeating this treatment over the course of several weeks, the younger, softer skin moves up to the surface. The desired effect of significant texture and color improvements will continue with time. Microdermabrasion is the safest alternative to laser resurfacing and chemical peels with absolutely no downtime. A cleansing toner is first applied to the skin to remove excess oils for better application and penetration. The machine then delivers fine, sanitary aluminum oxide crystals to the face that “sand blasts” away dead skin and impurities. Afterwards a soothing toner is applied to the face and then a re-hydrating cream and sun block are applied.
What are the benefits?
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How much time is needed for each treatment?
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Am I a good candidate?
Microdermabrasion is safe and effective for all skin types and for anyone interested in improving the appearance of:
- Scarring, including acne scars
- Mild to moderate acne
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tones and pigmentation problems
- Sun damaged skin
- Dull, lifeless skin
Who should not have Microdermabrasion?
You should not have a microdermabrasion treatment on the affected area if you have the following:
- Undiagnosed lesions
- Recent herpes outbreaks
- Active, weeping acne (stages 3-4)
- Active Rosacea
- Unstable diabetes
- Auto-immune system disorders
- Some patients hyperpigment post-op. Lower pressures are used on follow-up treatments
- Using Retin A religiously or just had a chemical peel
- Recently had laser surgery
How does Microdermabrasion compare to a Chemical Peel?
With microdermabrasion there is no preconditioning, no anesthesia, no chemicals, no “downtime”, and it can be performed on all skin types. This noninvasive procedure will improve your overall appearance with no disruption from your daily activities.