WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?
There are several types of microdermabrasion including crystal and diamond tip. Crystal microdermabrasion is performed using a small tip that disperses a powerful stream of small, exfoliating crystals (usually aluminum or magnesium oxide) onto the skin, while simultaneously vacuuming them off. The diamond tip method uses an exfoliating disc that combined with suction moves in a methodical pattern over the skin.
The depth and degree of exfoliation that one receives from microdermabrasion depends on many factors, including the type of tip used, the speed, and the pressure applied by the professional. Microdermabrasion is commonly performed on all skin types, but it is always best to consult your physician or a skincare professional before receiving treatment.
Are you a MICRODERMABRASION candidate?
Since microdermabrasion treatments do not use acids, they can be a great alternative to chemical peels.
HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION WORK?
When receiving a microdermabrasion treatment, be sure to consult with your physician in regards to the best at home regimen for both pre and post-treatment.
Your EXPERIENCE DURING A MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT?
Results are often seen immediately after the treatment which is what makes this such a popular procedure. While most microdermabrasion treatments require little-to-no downtime, direct sun exposure should be minimized and it is essential to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen daily after your procedure. Always consult your skincare professional about your post-procedure regimen.
WHEN to GET MICRODERMABRASION?
Microdermabrasion is usually performed in a series of 6 treatments, 2-3 weeks apart. Depending on your desired outcome, your skincare professional will customize a treatment plan that takes into account your skin types and concerns.