Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Express Microdermabrasion: 30 minutes. Double Cleanse, skin analysis, microdermabrasion, finishing hydration and protection. $50
Microdermabrasion Facial: 60 minutes. Extractions, treatment masque, relaxation massage. (In addition to what's included in the express facial) $95
Microdermabrasion may be added to any 30, 60 or 75 minute facial for advanced exfoliation. This INCLUDES both enzymatic and manual exfoliation. 15 minutes are added to the treatment. (Consultation required) +$20
For advanced clients, You may combine the Microdermabrasion and Peel Enhancement in a single facial. This is an extreme exfoliation and is very important to avoid sun exposure for a week. (Consultation is required) +$40
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a facial procedure that uses manual exfoliation to remove the outer layer of skin. This process works in a series to achieve the best results. We use a Diamond tipped wand to exfoliate the surface of your skin. Dead skin cells are sloughed and vacuumed off the face with a machine that uses tips covered in tiny diamonds. The diamond tips—together with the strong suction—make it possible to exfoliate the skin more thoroughly than other procedures. With the flexibility of using different suction levels, it also increases blood flow to the skin, and that in turn helps to produce collagen.
Is it safe?
There are minimal risks with microdermabrasion. Most risks are associated with performing microdermabrasion under unsterile conditions or improper application of the treatment. These negative side effects of microdermabrasion are very rare, and they will not occur when the microdermabrasion procedure is properly performed. Because the microdermabrasion procedure is non-surgical and virtually painless, there is no downtime and it is a safe and highly effective way to restore a clear, youthful glow to the skin.
Is Microdermabrasion right for my skin?
Overall, microdermabrasion will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, remove acne scars, clear up blackheads, minimize the size of the pores, reduce sun damage, and even out the skin tone. It also helps to boost collagen production to provide firming and toning to the complexion. When it comes to microdermabrasion, one treatment will not provide instant results. That is why it is important to have a series of microdermabrasion services, 3 to 6 are recommended for the best results. These initial 3 to 6 treatments can be spaced one week apart, and from that point, the client can continue to receive one treatment on a monthly basis for the best maintenance. Microdermabrasion can be added to a facial to receive both a manual and enzymatic exfoliation. This is an advanced treatment and must be consulted with your esthetician before booking.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended to keratosis sufferers, people with undiagnosed lesions, active rosacea or acne, weeping acne (stages 3 to 4), diabetes, auto-immune disorders, fragile capillaries, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or lupus. Recent laser surgery or Accutane acne treatment may also be sound reasons not to receive microdermabrasion.
What is needed for after care?
You will receive a sunscreen hydrating moisturizer after microdermabrasion, to avoid sun damage after leaving your appointment. Some redness might occur on treated areas, but they generally disappear after a few hours. During the first 24 hours, your skin may feel dry, similarly to effects of a mild wind or sunburn. Use lots of moisturizer during the first few days. Avoid sun exposure for at least a week after the treatment, don't use any peeling products for the next 3-4 days and avoid full-face make up (liquid foundation or pressed powder). If you choose to wear makeup, opt for safe pharmaceutical brands such as Jane Iredale or Synergie Skin.