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Microdermabrasion skin care services

You can customize your anti aging skincare services such as microderm by having a partial microdermabrasion service around lips area only, eyes or full face service. Facial muscles and the skin benefit by the stimulation and exfoliation provided by microdermabrasion skin care treatments.

 Microdermabrasion-stimulates the fibroblasts in the dermis to produce collagen and elastin while improving fine lines, reducing brown spots making the skin firmer and smoother. It also facilitates post treatment for the beneficial skincare products used on a daily basis to penetrate better the dermis. Your make-up will also go on more evenly and more flawless post treatment.
Epidermal layer of exfoliation

Microdermabrasion Treatments

Frequently asked questions about Microdermabrasion.

1. What is Microdermabrasion?

Answer: Microdermabrasion (“Microderm”) is an efficient and unique work
area oriented method of providing exfoliation of the epidermis (top skin
layer). Delicate areas get more gentle passes while other problem areas could
get more attention to encourage skin renewal at the basal layer, and
stimulation of the fibroblasts in the dermis. Fibroblasts are responsible for
the production of collagen and elastin. There are two types of systems one
that uses crystals and another system that is crystal free which produces a
more instant smoother feel. Both systems use a combination of exfoliation and
suction, one via diamond tips (crystal free system) and the other by inert
aluminum oxide crystals which get projected on the surface of the skin and
have a hardness of 9 close to that in diamonds which have a hardness of 10.
The dermabrading or gentle peeling of the skin along with settings in the
vaccum pressure (suction) encourages the re-alignment of collagen and elastin
producing a more even and healthier looking skin surface.

2. How is it done?

Answer: The technician will cleanse the skin, re-chart any specific
concerns or goals by the client and make notes on existing conditions. A
specific pattern is followed and in the crystal free system a gentle diamond
tip is chosen and the exfoliated skin gets resurfaced. In the crystal system
the technician uniformly projects the inert aluminum oxide crystals by way of
a hand piece which gently exfoliates the outer layers of the epidermis. This
action smooths out imperfections. The crystals, along with the exfoliated dead
skin cells are vacuumed simultaneously back into a closed filter container and
discarded. A cooling gentle compress rinse and cooling mask follows. Other
professional products may be applied according to skin type and conditions
with an appropriate sunscreen for sun protection. Note: The speed of the crystals on the skin surface along with the vacuum pressure further stimulates the fibroblasts. Crystal microderm exfoliation has a better drying effect for acne oily skin.

3. What conditions could be treated?

Answer: Conditions such as fine facial lines, hyperpigmentation (dark
spots), sun damage, mild acne scarring, and uneven skin texture can all
benefit from Microderm treatments.

4. What are the results of a Microderm?

Answer: The combination of the exfoliation and the settings in the
vacuum pressure stimulate the fibroblasts to produce more collagen and
elastin. This process will improve the tone, texture, and overall appearance
of the skin. Lines will become softer, pores are minimized and the skins looks
better, smoother and softer. The increased lymph and blood flow to the surface
by the skin resurfacing also helps bring fresh oxygen, nutrients and immunity
factors to the skin that stimulate the cell renewal process.

5.What will my skin look like after a treatment?

Answer: The skin will have a warm pink glow that will diminish over the
next 2 hours and will appear healthier. The soothing mask and special skin
cooling and calming products help reduce possible facial redness. Within 48
hours you could see the best results with the skin feeling smooth, tighter and
more radiant.

6. Are there any special precautions needed before or after a treatment?

Answer: Always follow the “Rule of three”: No Retinol or AHA (alpha
hydroxy acids or glycolics) usage at least three days before or after the
microderm treatment. Clients that condition their skin with these products
could stop ideally a week before and continue it after a week post microderm.
Answer all questions in the form given during your first consultation. Those
who experience cold sores need to note this in the consultation form, and also
take their Zovirax prescription given by their physicians to help avoid an
outbreak. Follow your physicians recommendations, and it may normally be taken
3 days before and following 3 days after a treatment. Ask your family
physician if you have any more questions. Avoid tanning your skin a week prior
or after a microdermabrasion treatment.

7. How often does the treatment need to be repeated?

Answer: This depends on the condition and personal desires of the
client. Each individual treatment has a positive cumulative effect on the
skin. One treatment is great, however 3 to 7 are normally recommended for in a
series special skin conditions could be treated more effectively and with
better lasting results. Most salons and skin care clinics offer discounts when
a series or package is purchased. This is just to provide a more consistent
follow up and ensures that a client may return to finish treating the
condition that they first addressed during the initial visit.

8. Are there other techniques employed with microderm?

Answer: Yes, microderm is also used in conjunction with other
treatments, depending upon the client’s need to encourage peeling, hydration
or lightening hyperpigmentation of the skin. Topical solutions such as those
that contain Vitamin C may be used to further stimulate the fibroblasts, or a
nutritional peel solution for your skin type.

Ask your local skincare specialist for more information. For local clients call to schedule an appointment and or for a consultation.