MICRODERMABRASION + MASK  100      60 min

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WHAT IS IT ?

Microdermabrasion, also known as microderm, is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. Its benefits are many: microderm softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.

Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for high-tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.

 

HOW IT WORKS ?

Microdermabrasion is essentially powerful mechanical exfoliation with the original crystal microdermabrasion technology or the newer diamond-tip microdermabrasion which achieves the same results, but with less discomfort and without the crystal residue at the end of the treatment.

Both work by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest and hands. True microdermabrasion is usually done in a day spa, medical spa or specialized skin care studio. It gives results you can't achieve with a home microdermabrasion kit, which is basically a scrub for the face that is often too abrasive and can even irritate skin.

THE BENEFITS

Microdermabrasion can achieve dramatic results, but it is highly dependent on the skill of the esthetician. In general, it's best if you get it from an esthetician you already know and trust.

For the best results, it is generally recommended get a series of treatments. Your esthetician should be able to recommend the number that is appropriate for your skin type and condition. A typical protocal is six treatments about 10 to 14 days apart.

Because the machine can be adjusted depending on skin type and condition, even people with sensitive skin can get a treatment from a skilled esthetician. Doctors with medical spas can own more powerful machines, but more is not always better with microderm.

The treatment takes about 30 minutes and there's no down-time for the skin to recover. That's why it's also sometimes called a "lunchtime peel."

 

AFTERCARE

It is important to realize that you have taken off the outermost layer of the skin, which is also its protection, so this is not the time to go to the beach. Be careful with your skin a few days after the microdermabrasion treatment: don't do vigorous exercise and don't expose your skin to the sun. Wear a gentle physical sunscreen, even if its a cloudy day.

CAUTIONS

Do not get microdermabrasion if you have extremely sensitive skin, diabetes, vascular conditions like rosacea, skin inflammation, bacterial infections, lack of tactile sensation, keloid scarring, cuts and abrasions, or have gotten Botox within 72 hours. Other contraindications to microdermabrasion include sunburn, viral infections like herpes simplex, and acne. If you are taking anti-coagulant drugs.

 

WHAT WE USE

We utilize Diamond-tip microdermabrasion, which uses vacuum technology and hand-held wand, but twithout any crystals moving through the tip. The diamond tip itself exfoliates the skin and the vacuum whisks the dead skin away. 

There are many different tips with various grades of roughness, and the esthetician chooses the correct one for your skin type and condition.

Diamond-tip microdermabrasion is much less uncomfortable than the crystal one and achieves the same results. It is also usually better for sensitive skin.

 

 

 

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