Microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliation treatment. It removes the dead skin from our epidermis (surface) and leaves behind fresh new skin cells. It is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
What is diamond microdermabrasion?
Diamond microdermabrasion is a modern and effective exfoliating method, which uses a diamond-tipped wand to gently remove dead skin cells.
Two of the major differences between in-office microdermabrasion and at-home treatments is that the devices used in a medical office generally have larger motors and more power, and they penetrate deeper into the skin to provide precise exfoliation.
How many times should the treatment be repeated? Which zones can be treated?
Depending on your skin condition, we recommend repeating microdermabrasion at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks to achieve a consistent result. For problem skin, it makes sense to shorten the intervals to 2 weeks between treatments, until the appearance of your skin has improved significantly.
Generally, the treatment can be performed on all areas of the body: the most common treatment areas are the face, neck, décolletage and back.
- fine lines and wrinkles
- hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
- enlarged pores and blackheads
- acne and acne scars
- stretch marks
- dull-looking skin complexion
- uneven skin tone and texture
- sun damage
NOTE: Individual Results May Vary
Every 28 days our skin naturally renew its self allowing for new skin cells to appear on the outer layer of the skin and old skin cells to slough off. As we age this process slows down leaving the skin feeling dull, clogged pore, breakouts and over all uneven texture.
The entire treatment will take anywhere between 30-45 min depending on the area Microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle procedure with no downtime. It can be done on your lunch break.
Although microdermabrasion can help improve mild acne and comedonal acne, it’s not the treatment of choice for inflammatory acne. The procedure can make inflamed, raw skin even rawer and inflamed. Plus, it hurts when it's done over inflamed pimples!
Microdermabrasion doesn’t do much to help improve more serious cases of acne anyway. For that, you would need a medication that you use more consistently, every day.
Once your acne is fairly well controlled, and not as inflamed, you can then have your microdermabrasion treatment. It may even help lighten those discolored spots left after pimples heal.