What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic procedure in which the skin is exfoliated mechanically. Focused columns of fine, sterile, inert aluminum oxide crystals collide with the outer layer of the skin removing cells of the skins outermost layer. The crystal and skin cells are vacuumed off of the skin by the unit simultaneously.
How does Microdermabrasion works?
This gentle technique is performed with a jet of fine medical-grade aluminum oxide crystals. The hand piece is gently applied to the skin as the crystals abrade the skin's surface. When the crystals make contact with the skin, they remove the dead layer. The vacuum pressure simultaneously removes the crystals and dead skin cells delivering them to the waste collection unit.
How often can I receive this treatment?
It depends on the area and the type of skin being treated. To obtain the maximum result, a series of six treatments at least 10 days apart is recommended.
What type of skin can benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Aging Skins: Fine lines, Wrinkles, Brown spots/Pigmentation, Acne Skins: Acne scars, Congested skins, Enlarged pores, Blemished skins, Devitalized Skins: Dull skins, Thickened skins, Chickenpox scars, Scratch marks.
What areas of the skin can be treated by Microdermabrasion?
Almost any area. Typical treatment areas include face, neck, decollete, elbows and knees, hands and feet, shoulders, stretch marks on abdomen and hips.
Is this treatment safe?
Yes. The entire treatment is performed in a clean environment. There are almost no side effects and little trauma to the skin. All tools that contact the treatment area are either sterilized or disposable.
Who could perform this treatment?
This varies from state to state, however it typically requires a license issued by the state such as a licensed Esthetician or Medical Professional.
How soon will I see some improvement?
You should see some positive results with even one single treatment. In many cases, the results have been virtually miraculous.
Is this treatment painful?
No. It is virtually painless.
How many treatments are needed to see the results?
Depending on the skin type, generally anywhere from 6 to 10 treatments.