Microdermabrasion uses gentle abrasion and suction to painlessly remove the outer layer of dead skin. The underlying epidermis immediately looks and feels smoother and more radiant. There is no downtime, you can return to daily activities immediately. Regular treatments will also improve the effect of scarring and skin discoloration.
Microdermabrasion helps reverse the damage done by the environment. Exposure to airborne pollutants and sun radiation combine with the natural aging process to create fine lines, wrinkles, and changes in texture and color. It is the perfect enhancement to any facial!
Frequently Asked Questions
How often is the treatment recommended?
Depending on the condition of the skin, microdermabrasion can be done as a maintenance treatment to freshen up the skin or to treat neglected skin.
If your skin has been neglected, it is recommended to start a series of 4-6 treatments to be performed every 2 weeks. This is recommended because skin cells begin shedding and slowly rise to surface.
The strateum corneum is a glue-like substance that holds the outer layer of our cells together; it is the build-up of the strateum corneum that is responsible for the skin’s rough, dry, scaly appearance and brown age or sun spots. These clinging dead skin cells also trap dirt and oil in the pores causing blackheads and whiteheads, especially in the t-zone.
After a microdermabrasion, blackheads and whiteheads are easily removed with extractions.
What are the differences in machines?
There are all types of machines on the market today. However, they are not all created equal.
The main differences are crystal versus diamond tip. This is no mess and no pain involved yet it is extremely effective.
Can it be combined with other treatments?
Yes, it is recommended to rehydrate the skin with a facial mask immediately following the treatment.
For a more aggressive treatment, microdermabrasion can be combined with a light glycolic chemical peel. This is recommended for combination to oily skin types.
Our medical estheticians will let you know if you are a candidate.
What are the contraindications?
You should not have microdermabrasion if you have had a recent herpes breakout, have used Accutane in the last year, are on blood thinners, used Retin-A in the last 48 hours, have active rosacea, warts, stage 3-4 acne, or recently waxed.
How should I prepare for the treatment?
No Retin-A or harsh exfoliators 48 hours prior to your treatment.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment you will be glowing! Individuals with sensitive skin may experience slight redness.
It will look like you just got a little sun. You can return your normal routine with no down time.
Dermaplaning is also known as ‘manual exfoliation’ meaning it involves the manual, not chemical, exfoliation of the skin. Dermaplaning is also known as blading, or leveling the skin, and helps to instantly remove rough, dead or damaged skin leaving behind supple, smooth skin.
The treatment is only performed on a patient’s face and can be performed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, such as a chemical peel.
Dermaplaning is safe and effective for skin types and complexions, however if your skin is currently broken out or you have open sores it is best to wait until the skin is completely healed before undergoing the procedure.
Dermaplaning is a precise, elegant and highly effective superficial exfoliation. “Planing” as it is commonly referred to, relies on the simplest of tools but the most artful of skill to deeply scrape and exfoliate away the top layers of inert skin.
This low tech treatment yields the highest dividends in skin toning, clarifying and re-texturizing and is ideally suited for all ages and skin types.
Dermaplaning also removes hair from the treated areas leaving behind a smooth, beautiful face free from embarrassing and unwanted hair. Dermaplaning does not remove the root of facial hair, but instead removes the hair that sits above the epidermis.
Dermaplaning designed to work effectively with the vellous hairs found on your face and prevents hair from appearing thicker or darker as it grows back in.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Dermaplaning can remove up to 2 to 3 weeks worth of rough, dead skin and build up can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks.
Dermaplaning uses a specifically developed type blade, known as a dermatone blade. This blade has a rotating head and is oftentimes compared to an electric razor as it relies on this continual, fast movement to safely remove layers of dead skin. This blade is held at a 45 degree angle to the skin while your aesthetician gently moves the blade along the surface of your face and manipulates the skin with their hands.
Depending upon the severity and depth at which dead and unwanted skin sits on the face the length of your treatment may range from several minutes to an hour. Deeper lines, and more severe build up of dead skin require more layers of skin to be removed.
What Are the benefits?
Dermaplaning can be performed on small, precise areas of the skin or can be applied to larger regions, including the entire face. Dermaplaning can also be performed in addition to other skin treatments, such as chemical peels or cortisone injections.
This treatment also encourages the growth of new, healthy skin cells and can have a positive impact on the skin cell lifecycle.
Dermaplaning is a highly effective way to resurface the skin and is a highly effective method for leveling out uneven surfaces on the face.
Dermaplaning is gentle and does not break the capillaries on the face, which more agressive exfoliators may do. This prevents skin discoloration or scarring.
Since dermaplaning does not involve the application of chemicals it is a great alternative for individuals who have sensitive skin and cannot undergo chemical peels or other chemically based treatments.
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure and requires no recovery time nor does it produce any visible side effects.
Our clients are always delighted at the feel of their skin after being dermaplaned and can hardly believe how even and youthful they appear.
The saying “No pain, no gain” does not apply to this highly effective exfoliating technique!
LamProbe Treatments for Minor Skin Irregularities … Including:
- Skin Tag
- Clogged Pores & Milias
- Cherry Angioma
- Cholestrol Deposits
- Sebaceous Hyperplasia
High frequency technology for the rapid removal of minor skin irregularities such as telangiectasis, spider naevi, cherry angiomas, fibromas, skin tags, hyper pigmentation, milia, cholesterol deposits and acne pimples.
High Frequency technology helps to remove those unsightly minor skin irregularities that bother us. These include milias (whiteheads), blackheads (comedones) fibromas (pigmented epidermal growths), broken capillaries, pimples or pustules, blood spots and skin tags that are prevalent on the neck and chest area.
High Frequency technology works on the principle of liquids being attracted to heat which is released by various probes. Treatments are very quick (some within a few seconds), and may not even touch the skin’s surface. Small skin tags or blood spots disappear immediately and hyper pigmented areas such as liver or “age spots” take only a few seconds. There is minimal discomfort for the client patient and healing time is short, from a day or two for skin tags to a few weeks for larger skin abnormalities such as fibromas.
Microcurrent – Commonly referred to as the “non-surgical face lift” – is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body‘s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face.
The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results, and has no downtime.
Bio Air (Oxygen Facial) – Oxygen is used with either custom serum or mask that is delivered on the skin to strengthen the skins elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help eliminate acne-causing bacteria, even out skin tone and diminish pores.
LED Light Therapy – A pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post inflammatory scarring and rosacea. It will not only help minimize acne, but also soothe your skin and reduce both redness and inflammation.
Micro sonic – A machine that emits high-frequency sonic waves; ultrasonic facial treatments cleanse, repair and stimulate the skin. The ultrasonic facial is a medically proven treatment that uses ultrasound to loosen and remove dead skin cells and restores the natural electrical charge to cells.