Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that stimulates the production of new cells and collagen. Treatments will effectively treat acne scars and fine lines. Microdermabrasion improves the appearance of:
- Small acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Melasma (hyperpigmentation)
- Blackheads and enlarged pores
- Dull looking skin
About the Treatment
Microdermabrasion is a quick, painless exfoliation procedure that may be combined with a chemical peel to increase the results.
Number of Treatments Required
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. A treatment course is tailored to your individual treatment plan.
What to Avoid
Avoid the following before, during and after a microdermabrasion treatment:
- Discontinue use of all products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA).
- Use products with sunscreen (minimum SPF 15), 10 days prior to and after treatment.
- Discontinue waxing. Male clients should shave the morning of the treatment.
- Do not use cosmetics such as foundation or blush for 2 days after treatment.
- Do not use oil based moisturizers, use only oil free.
Who may not be a Candidate
The following patients may not be candidates for microdermabrasion treatments:
- Patients who have taken Accutane within the last six months.
- Patients who have active cold sores. Clients with a history of cold sores should take medication prior to treatment. Please notify staff of history of cold sores.
- Patients with rosacea vascular lesions, dermatitis, oral skin cancer or keloid scars.
- Patients with Lupus, uncontrolled diabetes, and clients who are on blood thinners.
After Care and Possible Side Effects
Some clients may experience a windburn sensation or slight redness lasting from a few hours up to 2 days. Most clients have no symptoms and can return to work immediately. Rare side effects include the possibility of infection and skin discoloration.