1. What is microdermabrasion?
The topmost layer of skin is called the stratum corneum. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkle lines, blemishes, and other skin problems. Microdermabrasion is a painless, effective, work-for-all-skin-types cosmetic treatment that uses 1) aluminum oxide crystals to polish away the dead, flaky stratum corneum layer of skin and 2) a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation to help:
-Resurface and reveal brighter, healthier looking skin.
-Fade visible signs of photodamage.
-Refine skin texture, fine lines.
-Reduce acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
-Improve the appearance of pores
-Prepare skin for maximum penetration of treatment products
Clients have done microdermabrasion say that their skin feels "as soft as baby skin" after the treatment.
2. What to know about pre-treatment?
Apply sunblock (at least SPF 40) multiple times a day before and during treatments.
Do not use any irritating substances on the treated areas (i.e., Retinol, Retin-A, exfoliating, glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxyacids, or hair removal products, etc) for 2 weeks before each treatment.
Come to our facility with the treatment areas clean and without makeup (if possible), lotion, or any type of cream.
3. What to know about post treatment?
There may be redness or some swelling in the treated areas. The skin will be sensitive. Therefore, treat the skin gently. You should keep the skin moist with either Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Aloe Gel or any other recommendations by your Consultant. If any blistering or scabbing develops, switch to Bacitracin Ointment and call the office or your primary care doctor.
Do not pick, rub, scrub, or scratch the areas. Do not use any irritating substances on the treated areas (i.e., Retin-A, glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxyacids, or hair removal products) for 2 weeks after the treatment or until the skin returns to normal.
Avoid the sun or tanning booths & apply sunblock (at least SPF 40) multiple times a day during the course of the treatments.
Keep the treated areas away from heat for 24 hours. Maintain a cool temperature to your shower or bath water because the skin might be sensitive to heat.
You may start using makeup again as soon as the skin looks and feels back to normal. You should keep the skin moist by using either Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Aloe Gel or any other recommendations by your Consultant under the makeup.