HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION WORK?

  microbrasion Microdermabrasion stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen by removing the outer layers of dead skin. This is achieved painlessly by the propulsion of small, sterile crystals to the surface of the skin while simultaneously vacuuming them up for disposal. This takes place within the hand piece so there is no muss or fuss

The stimulating effect of the treatment creates a mild flushing and cleansing effect below the surface of the skin resulting in a vibrant, healthy appearance and complexion. Microdermabrasion enhances the oxygenation of the skin, increasing cell renewal and regrowth of collagen (the structural protein in your skin which gives it strength). This enhancement of the production of collagen within the skin results in a natural rejuvenation as opposed to the injection of collagen. As a result, the new collagen is evenly distributed throughout the skin without clumping. This has the effect of softening fine lines greater glow, fading of brown skin spots.
Clinical trials have, in fact, demonstrated these changes, over the course of 6 treatments. Treatments are performed by qualified estheticians with extra training in advance aesthetics. Do not confuse this procedure with dermabrasion. The difference between microdermabrasion and dermabrasion is the depth. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure done under general anesthetic, involving considerable downtime, and long periods of recovery.
Microdermabrasion removes 30%-35% of the corneous layer, the first layer of the epidermis formed by dead cells.
Before Treatment
Immediately following Treatment
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RECOMMENDATIONS BEFORE MY TREATMENT

Discontinue the use of retinol,glycolic products or AHA one week prior to microdermabrasion.
When you arrive for your microdermabrasion treatment you will be asked to remove your makeup and any moisturizing creams which will prevent the effectiveness of the treatment.

RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER MY TREATMENT

Results are noticeable after the first treatment. Your skin will appear light pink with a soft texture. More aggressive treatments may cause the pinkness to persist to the remainder of the day of treatment. A moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied before leaving our facility. It is safe to reapply your makeup immediately.
  • Moisturize and apply SPF30 sunscreen regularly if doing outside activities.
  • Drink plenty of water to maintain hydration.
  • Avoid swimming in a chlorinated pool the day of the microdermabrasion.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure (including tanning salon)for 3 days following a session.
  • Avoid retinoic acids and glycolic products for three weeks following the treatment.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Avoid treatment if you are suffering from severe insulin dependant diabetes, use prescribed anticoagulants or have tested as HIV-positive.
Postpone treatment in case of active herpes (cold sore) outbreak, or if you plan to be exposed to strong sunlight (sailing, skiing). These conditions may be a contraindication to microdermabrasion:
  • Open lesions in area to be treated
  • Eczema or Psoriasis in the area to be treated
For more information regarding prices and packages refer to our price list.