WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?
Microdermabrasion treatments are a less aggressive approach than dermabrasion. They make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, and sun damage.
HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION WORK?
Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin. Microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
You will be laying on a table so your aesthetician can easily treat you. The wand of the microderm machine will be placed on your skin. The tiny crystals in the machine will gently exfoliate the surface of your skin, removing the dead skin cells. At the same time, a vacuum will suck the removed skin cells and debris away.
Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and colors and will not cause scarring or color changes. You may experience dryness or tightness but that will subside within a day or so. If your skin does become red or dry, avoid makeup, stay moisturized, and as always, wear your sunscreen.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Microdermabrasion has been shown to enhance the absorption of skincare products by the skin by up to 50%. This means that if you are treating your skin for acne, the skin will be more receptive to the product, so it can have better results than it normally would. You can get a microdermabrasion as often as you like to maintain your exfoliation. We have patients that schedule both weekly and monthly microderms.