Diamond Microdermabrasion is a safe, painless, non-invasive and effective exfoliation technique. Unlike crystal microdermabrasion systems, it does not leave any toxic residue for you to breathe. It removes the dead layer of skin, exposing fresher, more vibrant layers underneath and stimulates the production of new skin cells. Microdermabrasion oxygenates the skin and stimulates micro-capillary circulation, which helps to increase and stimulate vital regenerative collagen production, leaving you with younger, healthier and more vibrant skin. You will immediately notice smoother baby-soft skin. Over the course of several treatments (ranging from 4-8 weeks) you will notice lesser fine lines and wrinkles, fading of scars, stretch marks and lightening of age spots. (As with any treatment individual results will vary).
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Decreased acne scars
- Fading of age spots and hyperpigmentation
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves sun damaged skin
- Minimizes stretch marks
- Improves texture of the skin
- Oxygenates the skin and increases circulation
- Leaves your skin looking vibrant with a healthy glow
- Instant results
All full face microdermabrasion treatments are 45-60 minutes and include a complimentary decollate treatment.
NOTE: For best results the treatments should be performed every 4 weeks.
FAQ's About Microdermabrasion
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating method of using very fine diamond micro-crystals to progressively abrade the skin's surface. It is used for skin resurfacing and treating a range of skin abnormalities. This treatment results in amazing improvements in your skin texture. This unique approach removes dead and flaking skin cells and stimulates the production of fresh, young skin cells and collagen.
How does microdermabrasion work?
A gentle suction with very fine diamond micro-crystals is applied to the skin surface that gently exfoliate dead cells from the skin, exposing new, healthy layer of skin cells. This skin polishing technique smoothes fine lines and wrinkles and fades scars and skin discoloration. It also stimulates circulation, collagen production and healthy cell renewal. The skin looks visibly softer, tighter, smoother and younger-looking.
Because we are constantly exposed to pollutants in the environment and our skin sheds daily, microdermabrasion treatments should be repeated every 3-4 weeks for beautiful radiant skin!
What is the difference between diamond microdermabrasion and regular crystal microdermabrasion?
The older method of microdermabrasion involved crystal beads that blew onto the skin, scraping off dead cells from the skin surface. People often breathed in these crystals which caused adverse health issues. The diamond crystals are very powerful and do not come in a powder form. They are attached to a hand piece and don't come off. Therefore, we do not breathe in anything that could potentially be harmful for us. The diamond microdermabrasion method is also a much more effective skin peeling technique.
How soon will I see results?
You will notice an immediate improvement after your first treatment. Repeated treatments will result in further improvement of the skin.
How long does a microdermabrasion treatment take?
The length of time a treatment takes can depend upon the area being treated and the condition of the skin. Most full facial microdermabrasion treatments take 40 to 50 minutes. Other areas will vary.
How many treatments will I need?
You will see improved results after each treatment but for best, long lasting results, we recommend a minimum of six treatments every 2-4 weeks. To maintain fresh, youthful-looking skin we highly recommend treatments every month following the six treatments.
Who should consider microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is right for all skin types and for anyone interested in minimizing the appearance of:
- • Scarring
- • Fine lines
- • Pigmentation problems
- • Uneven skin tones
- • Dull, lifeless and sun-damaged skin
Are there reasons why someone should not get a microdermabrasion?
Clients with the following conditions should not receive microdermabrasion:
- sunburned skin
- uncontrolled diabetes
- active viral or bacterial infection
- Accutane use in past 12 months
- eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, vitiligo
- skin cancer
- autoimmune disease (such as lupus), HIV/AIDs
- visible broken blood vessels
- telangiectasia (fine superficial veins)
- bleeding disorders
- current blood thinner use (such as Coumadin or Plavix).
Are there any risks involved?
Microdermabrasion is generally safe when done properly. We perform very high levels of sanitization and use disposable tips for each client in order to prevent any cross contamination or other chances of infection. Your health and safety is very important to us so we may choose not to work on clients with severe acne or infectious sores in order to prevent other areas from getting infected. If we feel we can work around the areas, we will continue the procedure. The point of microdermabrasion is to give you healthy, smooth, beautiful skin that you will love, not to spread infection. Please speak to one of our expert estheticians if you have any concerns.
How do I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Because microdermabrasion treatment peels dead cells of the skin, your skin may be sensitive to sun exposure and hot water and may continue to peel after the treatment. We advice you continue to moisturize your skin and use sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun for at least 24 hours. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing any kind of makeup or foundation and let your skin breathe for the first 24 hours.
Continue with a regular daily skincare routine (cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing) with healthy-for-your-skin natural products and come back to see us regularly for continued skincare solutions!
Do you offer consultations?
Yes we offer free 20 minute consultations where you can meet with the esthetician that will do the treatment for you and address any questions and concerns you many have. She can take a look at your skin, explain the process thoroughly and help you decide what is best for you.