What is a Microdermabrasion Facial?
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating technique that is performed using a microdermabrasion machine to remove the surface layer of the skin through “sanding”. This procedure lightly resurfaces the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) by simultaneously spraying crystals and using suction to exfoliate the top layers of the epidermis. This procedure provides stimulating massage and increases blood and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin. A single treatment of Microdermabrasion Service can remove 20% to 30% of the epidermis.
Is Microdermabrasion safe for your skin?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. It only removes a very thin outer layer of the skin and is considered safe procedure for most skin types and colors. It is a cost-effective treatment compared to some of the other treatments like, chemical peels and laser.
You shouldn’t be getting Microdermabrasion of any of the following conditions exist:
Use of topical antibiotics
Use of Retin-A or Accutane
Use of glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid products
Active grade 3 or 4 acne
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Since Microdermabrasion is a very aggressive exfoliation procedure, it improves the tone and texture of the skin. This procedure can help with reduction of the appearance of superficial fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, blackheads, dull skin, uneven pigmentation and superficial scarring, resulting in smoother skin with fewer signs of aging. It helps with the absorption of the skin care products by the skin by up to 50%. That means the skin becomes more receptive to the product you apply to treat your skin.
What to expect from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can make your skin softer and smoother in one treatment, but you won’t get all the benefits if you don’t follow the skin cleaning regimen, keep your skin moisturized and repeat the treatment at the interval suggested by your esthetician. Microdermabrasion is an amazing treatment with lots of benefits and relatively quicker results, but based on the skin type, it may take several treatments to actually see the improvement. An experienced esthetician can analyze the skin and lay out an appropriate treatment plan. Usually the procedure can be performed every seven to 10 days. There are no side effects of the treatment, however, your skin may feel tight and dry and may remain slightly pink for 24 hours. Make sure you keep your skin moisturized and wear adequate sun protection, minimizing the time your skin is exposed to the sun. Avoid putting makeup for a day.
At Replenish Skin Spa in Gilbert, near Chandler and Mesa, we use the latest machine for the Microdermabrasion Facial, performed by our licensed and experienced esthetician. Customer testimonials describe the effectiveness and cost worthiness of the treatments we provide.