Microdermabrasion FAQs

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What is Microdermabrasion?

It is the most natural way to evenly and safely exfoliate the skin without chemicals or a laser. The exfoliation process rejuvenates the skin by utilizing ultra-fine crystals to remove the upper layer of the epidermis. Studies have shown that microdermabrasion increases the production of collagen and elastin. The final result is firmer, more youthful looking skin over time.

How long has Microdermabrasion been around?

It started in Europe nearly two decades ago and has been performed in the United States since 1993.

What types of results can be expected?

In addition to surface exfoliation, microdermabrasion promotes the production of new skin cells. Microdermabrasion will minimize:
Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, dull or congested skin,
enlarged pores and blemishes, and age or sun spots.

How many treatments are necessary to see results?

You will see results after the first treatment, however the most dramatic results will be seen between 3-6 treatments.

How often should Microdermabrasion be performed?

Once every 7-10 days for the first 4-5 treatments. From there a maintenance schedule of once every 4-6 weeks is usually recommended.

Is Microdermabrasion only for the face?

No, it can be performed on various parts of the body.

Who should get Microdermabrasion?

Anyone interested in improving the appearance of his or her skin, regardless of skin type or age.

What does a Microdermabrasion treatment feel like?

Responses vary from person to person but is commonly said to be more tolerable than getting waxed.

What is the average treatment time for the face?

The entire treatment is approximately 50 minutes. After the actual microdermabrasion, extractions can be done if needed, and is followed by a hydrating mask.

What will the skin look like after a treatment?

Most microdermabrasion systems will leave the patient red and irritated for a period of 2-24 hours. This is typically a result of exposure to aluminum oxide. However, our treatment is with Sodium Bicarbonate and  you can get a treatment during lunchtime and go back to work looking and feeling refreshed. Your skin will have a vibrant healthy appearance as well as an incredibly smooth texture.