What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic procedure in which the skin is exfoliated mechanically. Focused columns of fine, sterile, inert aluminum oxide crystals collide with the outer layer of the skin removing cells of the skins outermost layer. The crystal and skin cells are vacuumed off of the skin by the unit simultaneously.
How does it Work?
This gentle technique is performed with a jet of fine medical-grade aluminum oxide crystals. The handpiece is gently applied to the skin as the crystals abrade the skin’s surface. When the crystals make contact with the skin, they remove the dead layer. The vacuum pressure simultaneously removes the crystals and dead skin cells delivering them to the waste collection unit.
How often can I receive this treatment?
It depends on the area and the type of skin being treated. To obtain the maximum result, a series of six treatments at least 10 days apart is recommended.
How does this compare to chemical peels?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective alternative to the use of chemical acids. The results are more predictable and can be accomplished in gradual stages with no down time or redness. In most cases, results are seen immediately with faster recovery.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes. The entire treatment is performed in a clean environment. There are almost no side effects and little trauma to the skin. All tools that contact the treatment area are either sterilized or disposable.
How soon will I see some improvement?
You should see some positive results with even one single treatment. In many cases, the results have been virtually miraculous.
Is this treatment painful?
No. It is virtually painless