Microdermabrasion is a quick, non-invasive procedure used to resurface the skin with aluminum oxide crystals which gently remove the top layer of the skin containing dead skin cells. It then promotes the growth of new skin cells in the basal layer of the dermis. The technique exfoliates and gently resurfaces the skin, promoting the formation of new, smoother, clearer skin.
Softens fine lines and wrinkles
Helps diminish sun damaged areas
Smoothes rough skin
Reduces the appearance of scarring and stretch marks
Refines enlarged pores
Helps diminish age spots
Evens out skin tone
Fades superficial scars/ acne prone skin and acne scars
Reduces blackheads and white spots
Helps prevent clogged pores
Only 20 minutes for the treatment
No aneasthetic required
Can be used on all Skin types
No toxic chemicals used
Next to nothing recovery time
Microdermabrasion can be performed anytime, with sessions at 10 days apart from each other for best results.
A cleansing toner is applied to the skin to remove excess oils for better application and penetration. A self contained wand is manually passed over the skin in areas of damage or all over the face, which is usually the case. The machine delivers fine, sanitary aluminum oxide crystals to the face that "sand blasts" away dead skin and impurities. The procedure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon the 'depth' or 'strength' of the peel. Afterwards a cotton ball saturated with a soothing toner is passed over the face then a re-hydrating cream and sun block are applied.
You can expect to feel as if you have a mild sun burn or windburn. You skin will feel very dry and may peel. This is natural and is the purpose of the procedure. You should regularly apply a high quality moisturizer as well as a high protection sun block. Do not expose your face to sunlight for long periods of time, not even tanning beds. You should not use any exfoliating scrubs or lotions beforehand or afterwards for at least 3 days.
Microdermabrasion does not hurt although it may sting a little around the eye area.
Results are often times, immediate. We're not talking life-altering results here, but a nice, clean, smooth feeling is apparent directly after. At least with a high quality machine. You will notice that your skin to be more even toned and textured.
After your session, you can carry on with your routine as normal, reapplying make-up instantly if you wish to do so. The treated area may be slightly more red than usual; this is normal and fades very quickly. Visible improvement will come after the first treatment and we advise using sunscreen in order to protect your fresh new skin.
There are not many risks associated with microdermabrasion if you are a healthy adult, but enough to mention for those of you with skin or medical conditions which will be discussed in the initial consultation with one of our medical team at Dermadoc.