Is Microdermabrasion something that would benefit me?
Microdermabrasion is effective for all skin types, tones and can be applied to face, neck, décolleté and body (many people get their neck and hands done to look more youthful). A series of treatments is recommended for greater results
What are the results?
Our Medical-Grade Microdermabrasion equipment provides a gentle alternative to rejuvenation. It has proven to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions: fine lines; enlarged or clogged pores; mild acne (stages 1 and 2 ) complexion issues; sun damage; superficial age spots; scaly skin lesions also called Keratosis; hyper-pigmentation; uneven skin tone; oily skin; dry/patchy skin; acne scarring; black/white heads; stretch marks; and dull, lifeless skin. In addition, most patients experience dramatic improvements in the color, tone, and texture of treated areas. In general, microdermabrasion results in thicker, healthier, more youthful looking skin. –Over the course of a full set of treatments (done every of 7-14 days for the first 5 to 10 sessions) there is stimulation that causes higher levels of elastin and collagen. This, in turn, improves the complexion and gives the skin a more radiant, vibrant glow.
How soon will results appear?
Microdermabrasion results are usually immediate and noticeable right away. Results improve with multiple treatments and vary depending on your individual skin quality and skin care habits at home.
How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment last?
A Microdermabrasion facial treatment lasts approximately half an hour to 1 hr. Depending on which one you get. The 2 pass comes with a specialized enzyme to help loosen the epidermis before the Microdermabrasion or after to tighten-depends upon the individual. Additional time is required for added areas.
Who are candidates for Microdermabrasion?
The ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are healthy teens/adults who have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections and realistic expectations about what microdermabrasion can and cannot do. Microdermabrasion works well for damaged skin, whether affected by acne, sun damage or aging; and skin of any type or colour.
What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion over other procedures?
• Less cost and time
• Less discomfort
• Quick recovery
• No disruptions to normal activities
• Chemical peels and laser resurfacing are most effective on the face; but not as safe and less effective on the neck, chest and hands. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective on the face, hands, chest, neck, knees, back, back of the arms and even elbows.
Who should avoid Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, skin cancer, active acne (stages 3 and 4), sunburns or active rosacea, eczema, an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes. Pregnant women should not undergo microdermabrasion. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases, or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical peels or laser resurfacing.
How does the treatment feel?
Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia, although it may be mildly uncomfortable. Tightness and heat are common effects and quickly fade once a mask is applied to calm the skin. The feeling is often compared to a cats’ tongue licking your face.
How long do the results last?
Lasting effects are dependent on proper skin care used at home. Additional treatments will renew your youthful appearance. A series of 5 10 treatments every 7 to 14 days over a few months is recommended for best results, followed by regular maintenance treatments of 1 every month or 6-8 weeks.
What are the limitations of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is designed for minor imperfections and general improvement. Those with very large or deep dark spots, moderate to deep wrinkles (crevices) and serious scars should seek an alternative treatment.
What can I do or should I do after a Microdermabrasion?
You have to wear a SPF sun block (with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide) of 30 or more always! Even in the winter or on a cloudy day-the sun is always there!
No heavy cream make-up or heavy bronzers for the first 24hrs!
No heavy exercise or hot yoga for the first 24hrs!
You can resume your normal activities;
Back to school or back to work!
You can wear a mineral powder with a tint (has to be a mineral powder with titanium and zinc)!
Post treatment sheets are given on a more detailed description of what is to follow.
Do you have another question about Microdermabrasion? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer it for you!