Facial Microdermabrasion Treatments
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure which exfoliates the top layers of the skin to reveal smoother more even textured skin. It helps improve skin turnover and may also improve the skin’s elasticity and texture by stimulating the production of new collagen. There are several effective types of microdermabrasion- some use a small hand-piece which delivers micro-crystals and simultaneously vacuums them at the same time while other techniques use positive pressure or vibrating abrasive tips (some even infuse skincare products during the procedure) to polish the skin. Various topical agents for acne, aging and pigment may be used immediately after microdermabrasion to provide additional benefits. Treatments may be done weekly, monthly or as determined best by your skincare professional. Usually a series of microdermabrasion treatments are optimal. These treatments may typically be used on all skin colors and types to combat the signs of aging, however, this is best determined during a consultation which develops a customized treatment plan for you and your skin care needs, lifestyle and budget.
What to Expect:
Most treatments leave the skin with a mild pink glow which typically dissipates shortly after the procedure has finished, but can in some cases linger for a few hours.
Conditions which may respond to Microdermabrasion Treatment:
- Exfoliation of dead skin cells
- Flaking and dry skin
- Enlarged/clogged pores/milia/blackheads
- Acne and blemishes
- Fine lines and minor wrinkles
- Sun-induced pigmentation, melasma, age spots
- Stretch marks
- Various other skin problems
Antioxidant Facial Microdermabrasion and GentleWaves LED Combination Treatment:
Antioxidants are one of nature’s best ways to fight free radical damage- (which is one of the most common causes of premature aging). Topical antioxidants help to protect our skin from environmental factors which damage our cells. Antioxidant Treatments which may be combined with the Facial Microdermabrasion include a BlueBerry or CoffeeCherry Mask which helps to protect, protect, smooth and soften the skin. Combined with the microdermabrasion, these potent antioxidants penetrate deeper into the skin to help heal and protect it. The facial GentleWaves® LED treatment helps stimulate collagen and reduce inflammation.