Microdermabrasion

Get softer looking skin. When it’s completed, you see only the suppler, younger skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

Widely recognized as a leading method of rejuve- nating and improving the skin without “downtime”, microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive method of treating superficial skin conditions resulting from acne, trauma, aging or prolonged exposure to the sun. Often referred to as the “lunchtime face lift”, microdermabrasiontips covered in tiny diamonds polish the skin & gradually removes scarred or discolored epidermal tissue.Microdermabrasion has become one of the most successfully applied non-surgical treatments for acne, fine lines and wrinkles, unwanted pigmen- tation and other superficial skin damage.

Is microdermabrasion painful?

The discomfort of microdermabrasion is truly mini- mal. It feels scratchy, but many clients actually find it to be quite relaxing. The strength of the machine can be adjusted during use, so if you do find it to be uncomfortable, your esthetician can adjust the strength.

How long does it take to recover after micro- dermabrasion?


Microdermabrasion is often referred to as the “lunch- time facelift” because most people look wonderful immediately following a treatment; others with more sensitive skin will have some rosiness which gener- ally lasts less than 24 hours. You can return to your daily activities immediately following a session.

How quickly will I see results?

A single treatment of microdermabrasion will improve the appearance of dull, tired skin and can also improve breakout-prone areas. For more ex- treme cases of acne and treating signs of aging, a series of six treatments performed within an eight- to-twelve week period will be most effective. Your esthetician will recommend a program for you.

How does microdermabrasion help acne and beneath-the-surface bumps?


Acne, blackheads and whiteheads result from sebaceous materials – or oil – clogging the pores, sometimes rupturing under the surface. By peeling away surface layers of the skin, microdermabra- sion can remove the material trapped in many of the pores, further, the removal of surface layers improves the effectiveness of topical acne medi- cations by enhancing their ability to penetrate the skin.

How is microdermabrasion different from a glycolic peel? Most modern anti-aging and anti- acne techniques involve some form of exfoliation (removal of surface layers of skin cells). Peels use chemicals to remove skin cells, whereas micro- dermabrasion involves mechanical removal of skin cells. One advantage of mechanical exfoliation is • that it is generally less reactive with the skin than chemicals, and the practitioner can adjust the level

of intensity throughout the treatment based on the • patient’s response. Your esthetician can help you decide the best treatment for you.

 

Pricing

Microderm w/ Facial$75
Microderm$50
High Frequency10
Unlimited Tanning$60/month

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

• Immediate results


• Causes minimal discomfort

• No anesthesia or recovery time required

• Can be performed quickly (30 minutes)

• Return immediately to daily activities


• More affordable than laser, botox,

collagen, surgery or other methods

Effectively Treats

• Sun-damaged skin


• Fine lines


• Acne scars


• Enlarged or oily pores


• Blackheads and whiteheads


• Age spots/superficial pigmentation

• General exfoliation/rejuvenation

Contraindications

• Use of Accutane® (isotretinoin)

• Certain keratoses


• Evolving dermatosis


• Recent tanning or waxing (within 3-5

days)

• Malignant cutaneous tumors

Other Considerations

Can trigger latent cold sores – should consult physician about suppression therapy prior to receiving treatment


Not to be used on any open cuts, sores or wounds

Not to be used on severe cystic or inflammatory acne.