Microdermabrasion - What is that exactly?
What is Microdermabrasion and what are the benefits?
There are two types of microdermabrasion, one that uses tiny crystals to exfoliate the skin and the type we use which is called diamond tip microdermabrasion. Diamond tip mircodermabrasion exfoliates the outer layers of the skin and removes dead skin cells, while gentle suction assists in stimulating the production of new cells in the deeper layers.
Microdermabrasion is the ideal treatment for anybody wishing to experience a more effective exfoliating facial treatment than what you can do at home. Microdermabrasion can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, refine enlarged pores, and reduce the appearance of scars and pigmentation.
Ideally how often should I have Microderm treatments?
Typically we recommend a series of 6 treatments 2 to 4 weeks apart. Then every 4 to 6 weeks for maintenance and for long lasting results.
Does it hurt?
It absolutely does not hurt. With mircoderm you get a significant exfoliation with no pain.
How long does it take?
Microderm alone takes approximately 30 minutes. If you add it to another facial it add an additional 15 minutes.
Can it be combined with other services?
Absolutely! It can be combined with any of our other facial treatments which are oxygen facials, IPL skin rejuvenation, our classic facial or our skin tightening treatments. Microderm enhances these treatments by removing the dead skin cells to allow for better product penetration and absorption. My personal favorite is combining microderm with the oxygen facial. It is truly the best of both worlds. You get a great exfoliation followed by calming oxygen and anti aging, hydrating serums.
Is there any downtime?
Unlike some chemical peels, there is no downtime. There are different choices of tips that can be used to customize for different skin types and sensitivities. The most common side effect is flaky, dry skin and redness to the skin. The redness should subside by the next day. The dry flaky skin can last a couple days. You want to increase the use of your moisturizer. You also want to avoid the sun and any exfoliating products for the next 4 days.
How much does it cost?
Our price is $69 per session. We also have packages available which lower the price to $54 per session when you purchase 6 treatments. And finally, you can add microdermabrasion to any facial for $39.