In the quest for youthful, vibrant skin, men and women share the common desire of looking their best, regardless of age. Traditional options, ranging from chemical peels to laser resurfacing and dermabrasion, may not be the right therapies to address your specific concerns. Microdermabrasion was developed as an alternative to these more invasive procedures.
The Microdermabrasion procedure contains Medical grade aluminum oxide microcrystals with diamond dust that are propelled at a high speed across the skin and then suctioned away and discarded. This creates a polishing effect and leaves the skin feeling remarkably smooth and vibrant.
Since Microdermabrasion removes only the topmost layer of dead skin cells, it does not involve any pain or healing time, and does not leave any scars.
Sometimes referred to as "The Lunchtime Peel," the microdermabrasion technique is performed on an outpatient basis. Its convenience is clear—it is quick, painless and the results can be felt immediately. No anaesthesia is required and there is little or no downtime with few side effects, if any. A full-face treatment generally takes 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of the procedure.
After microdermabrasion, the stimulated blood flow to the skin’s surface increases oxygenation, causing an enhancement of cell renewal and collagen re-growth.
The gentle massaging action of the microdermabrasion treatment creates a flushing and cleansing effect below the skin surface, resulting in a vibrant and healthy appearance and complexion.
Some patients say their faces feel as if their skin has been mildly sun or wind burned, and there may be some peeling. In cases of a deeper treatment level for more blemished or thicker skins, the skin will appear slightly red and swollen from the first few hours to several days. Make-up can usually be applied right away.