Microdermabrasion manually exfoliates the skin, causing a resurfacing effect by removing the top layers of dead skin. It’s well known for giving consistent results. There are several ways to achieve this, and numerous skin conditions Microdermabrasion will treat. Optional results however, there are always alternative treatments that can be done.
This article will address these issues, look at additional treatments that may be combined for optimal results, what to expect with your skin when getting Microdermabrasion, and price point.
There are 2 different types of equipment; Crystal Tip and Loose Crystals. I choose to use the Crystal tip Microdermabrasion. For about 10 years I did use the equipment with the loose crystals. The downfall to this machine is it’s very messy.
No matter how careful I was the client ended up with the crystals in their ears, all over their neck and shoulders, and even sometimes in their eyes. I used protective goggles so it was minimal, but still irritating to their eyes. It’s also more irritating to their skin.
Loose crystal Microdermabrasion blows the aluminum oxide crystals onto the skin through a small pencil like hand piece and suction removes them immediately. This was leaving clients with excessive redness and sensitizing their skin preventing me to be able to treat the skin with other amazing complementary treatments.
They also complained of that sensitivity lingering on for several days. Since I began using the crystal tip equipment people feel a little like they have wind burn and the discomfort is minimal. This equipment is performed with the same “pencil like” hand piece but instead of blowing the crystals onto the skin they are stationary on the hand piece.
Since the skin isn’t left with all of the irritation, the service provider has numerous options to combine treatments to get better results. One great example is that Microdermabrasion alone will help reduce hyperpigmentation (dark spots) but to get optimal results it can be combined with lightening treatment, chemical peels, and much more.
Now that I use the Crystal Tip Microdermabrasion machine I can easily add on just about any treatment without burning or over stimulating the skin.
Microdermabrasion is not a good fit for all skin types. If you have sensitive skin, Rosacea, broken capillaries, severe active breakouts (white heads) you should not have this treatment done. The suction can further break more capillaries, cause a Rosacea flare-up, and spread the bacteria on the face causing more breakouts to occur.
When getting Microdermabrasion there is always the possibility of flakiness following the treatment. Most of the time this doe not occur. However, if your skin tends to be dry it is more likely to see a small amount of dryness. Typically Microdermabrasion costs anywhere from $50-$150 depending on your location and what type of facility you choose.
Premier Face and Bodywork offers a Basic Microdermabrasion for $60. We also have a Deluxe Microdermabrasion for $100 which includes customized I Enhanced serums, a customized mask, and shoulder/hand/arm massage. For more information please call 407-592-9422, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion uses tiny needles that penetrate into your skin’s top layers to stimulate collagen production in order to smooth out rough patches and create smoother skin. The treatment stimulates new cell growth at the dermal level, which helps reduce signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
The term microdermabrasion is used to describe a number of different procedures that are performed in the office or at home. The most common procedure involves using an abrasive pad on top of the skin, which causes microscopic damage and stimulates new cell growth. This process can be repeated several times over time.
Microdermabrasion has been shown to improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sunspots, age spots, and other signs of aging., It also improves overall appearance by removing dead cells from the surface of the epidermis. In addition, it may stimulate collagen production and increase blood flow to the area being treated.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
There are many benefits to having microdermabraded skin. The most obvious benefit is that it removes dead cells in order to reveal new healthy ones underneath. This makes your complexion look brighter and healthier. Another advantage is that it helps remove fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, because it stimulates collagen production, it may help prevent future signs of aging such as sagging and wrinkling.
How Often Should You Get A Microdermabrasion Facial?
The answer is: as frequently or infrequently as your skin needs it. Microdermabrasion treatments are not intended to be used on an ongoing basis, but rather for short-term use when the need arises. The frequency of treatment depends upon how much damage has occurred and whether there is any inflammation present in the area being treated. If you have been using retinoids regularly over time, then you may want to consider getting regular microdermabrasion sessions every few months. This will help keep your skin looking healthy and glowing.
Can Microdermabrasion Remove Blackheads?
Blackheads are caused by clogged pores which block the flow of oxygen into your skin causing dead cells to build up inside the pore. This causes the appearance of white heads. Microdermabrasion will help cleanse the area and open the blocked pores allowing more oxygen to enter the skin. It may take several treatments before you see results.