microdermabrasion-faq

Microdermabrasion FAQ

What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion falls under the category of a “physical” or “mechanical” peel, like the Ultra Hydrodermabrasion or a Dermaplane treatment, since it uses a hand piece--instead of a chemical-- to exfoliate the skin. Microdermabrasion is an extremely popular and effective treatment for anti-aging  and a superb way to correct and control acne breakouts. 

It physically removes dead skin by using crystals, and then vacuums them back up leaving your skin glowing and feeling fresh.  Other long term benefits are similar to the benefits achieved with chemical peels, including increasing your body’s production of collagen for better skin tone.

Is there downtime?
No.  Much like many of our chemical peel treatments, you could have a microdermabrasion on your lunch hour and go back to the office without anyone being the wiser.

Can you combine a microdermabrasion with a chemical peel?
Absolutely!  We call this treatment a Power Peel.  Essentially, a Power Peel is mixing modalities by abrading the skin in a “physical” way and in a “chemical” way.  One of our most effective peel exfoliations.

Does it hurt?
A microdermabrasion definitely does not hurt, although some clients find it a little uncomfortable.  Our unit is a “medical” mirodermabrasion machine, which can be adjusted for strength, and our highly trained medical aestheticians  will always use the appropriate levels for each individual client.

How often can I get a microdermabrasion?
If on a “corrective series” a microdermabrasion can be done weekly.  Moreover, many of our clients use it to control acne breakouts by having a treatment on a monthly basis.

Can anyone get a microdermabrasion?
Most people are good candidates for microdermabrsion, but if you have very fragile, thin skin with excessive broken capillaries, it is best to have a HydroDermabrasion. This treatment is one of several modalities available through our Ultra facial technology.
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