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How does it work?

Microdermabrasion creates blood flow to the surface
of the skin, increasing oxygenation which encourages
cell renewal. Recent studies have proven that it also
stimulates the growth of new collagen. The massaging
action of the treatment creates a flushing and
cleansing effect below the skin’s surface resulting
in a vibrant, healthy appearance and complexion.

What can be treated?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Aging skin
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne (clogged pores and scars)
  • Blemishes
  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin
  • All other skin types

Am I an ideal candidate?

The most ideal candidate for microdermabrasion is the person who is very active and doesn’t want the longer recovery time needed for laser resurfacing or chemical peels. Other ideal candidates are those who are sensitive to chemicals, or who are not responding well to acne medication.

What should I expect after each treatment?

Results are noticeable after the first treatment. Skin should appear light pink with a soft texture. More aggressive treatments may leave some redness for approximately 24 hours and a light peeling effect may be experienced. It is recommended that a spray or mist of cool water be applied immediately following the treatment. The skin should be allowed to rest from the use of cosmetic makeup, however, if necessary, makeup may be applied over a non-irritating moisturizer. Sun exposure should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment and it is strongly advised that an SPF 30 sunscreen be applied during any future exposure to the sun. A topical Vitamin A and E ointment may be applied sparingly after treatment to nourish the skin. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.

How many treatments will I need?

An assessment will be performed and an estimate of the number of treatments needed will be provided. Treatments usually include six or more sessions with the first three treatments being once per week for three weeks and the next three treatments done in two-week intervals. Treatments typically take between 10 to 30 minutes depending upon the area treated. An entire face may take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Once the initial program is completed, maintenance treatments can be done every four to six weeks.

A more aggressive microdermabrasion treatment can be performed using the same system, but at a higher setting. This would be used for the treatment of post surgical scars, acne scars and hypertrophic scars and keloids. The more aggressive treatments are performed once per week for six weeks with the next six or more treatments done later in two-week intervals. Treatment may include the use of a topical gel silicone sheeting and injectible steroids. More aggressive treatments may take as long as an hour. In order to achieve full results, patients should comply with the maintenance program.

 

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