What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion has been a mainstay of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments for over a decade now, as its minimally invasive technique and skin ‘freshening’ qualities are an attractive treatment option for many consumers. Currently it is the 4th most popular cosmetic treatment in America, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The diamond microdermabrasion (crystal-free) system replaces the micro-crystal flow with a diamond tip wand. Areas closer to the eyes and mouth can be abraded more accurately with diamond abrasion – no risk of stray crystals. Provides a Non-Surgical skin resurfacing procedure by using sterile diamond heads to peel and rub off the dead cells at the top skin layer followed by vacuuming/suction removing particles along with any dirt and dead skin. This procedure removes skin debris, scars, blemishes, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation of the skin. Moderate usage of diamond dermabrasion accompanied with skin products that penetrate through the top skin layer and reach the dermis level help to replenish natural nutrients and restore cell activity promoting healthy skin.
Microdermabrasion is clinically used to improve the appearance of the skin, increase circulation and provide a ‘healthy glow’ as the remaining layers of skin increase their production of new skin cells to renew the surface layer.
In many cases, specialist skincare products such as those containing antioxidants are also applied to the skin following the microdermabrasion treatment to speed up and increase this dermal renewal.
It leave the individual with a tight feeling to the face and redness of the skin which can last for several hours as the inherent hydration of the skin’s surface has been stripped away briefly by the mechanical action.
Who should not have a microdermabrasion treatment?
This treatment is generally suitable for all skin types.
Patients not suitable are those who have any active skin infections (such as cold sores); a history of problems with skin healing; or those who have taken isotretinoin within the last 6-12 months.
What are the risks and potential complications from microdermabrasion treatment?
The treatment is usually painless and doesn’t irritate the skin greatly. All patients will experience some tightness and redness of the skin, which may last for an hour or two following treatment.
On occasions, redness or streaking of the skin may continue for a day or so and sensitive skin around the eyes can become swollen, but cold compresses will help to get rid of this side effect.
There is a very small risk of mild pigment changes to the skin that generally clear up within a month, and the risk of any scarring is very rare with this procedure.
Treatments start at 99$