Micro derma brasion/
Microdermabrasion skin rejuvenation treatments make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, and sun damage. The microdermabrasion treatment at Aesthetica uses a diamond-tipped wand, to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion.
Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. As we age collagen production declines, resulting in looser, uneven skin.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an effective, non-invasive exfoliation treatment. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the top layers of the skin without the use of chemicals or laser beams. Instead, microdermabrasion only uses aluminum oxide micro crystals that gently sandblast your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Microdermabrasion is a quick simple procedure and has no downtime.
What does microdermabrasion involve?
Your skin is first cleansed with a special cleansing gel. Microdermabrasion is done using a handheld device. The aluminum oxide micro crystal flow is sandblasted through a small tube pressed against the skin. The tube also vacuums back dead skin cells and used micro crystals.
The crystal flow starts as soon as the microdermabrasion wand touches your skin. The doctor slowly moves the wand across your entire face, not just on treated areas, so that you don’t experience inconsistencies in skin texture or color. After microdermabrasion, your skin is soothed with a special nourishing sun blocking cream, allowing you to go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment.
Is aluminum oxide safe?
Aluminum oxide crystals are perfectly safe and non-toxic if ingested. They don’t cause adverse skin reactions and they are non-carcinogen. During microdermabrasion, your eyes are protected by special glasses to prevent micro crystals from getting in your eyes. The special wands in microdermabrasion machines are designed to vacuum back all micro crystals released during micro dermabrasion. That way, chances of inhaling the aluminum oxide are fairly slim.
Is microdermabrasion suitable for me?
All skin types and colors can be treated with microdermabrasion.
What can microdermabrasion do for me?
Microdermabrasion revitalizes dull skin by removing dead skin cells leaving skin fresh and feeling smooth as soon as treatment is over. Microdermabrasion can also improve the quality of your skin by reducing the appearance age spots, sun damage, fine lines.
How many treatments are required?
You will experience brighter, softer skin immediately after your treatment. However, our team recommends frequent exfoliation treatments to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
Will I experience any discomfort?
Microdermabrasion treatment is painless. Some patients have reported some itchiness or stinginess when micro crystals came in contact with their skin. You may feel some discomfort around the eyes, but as microdermabrasion treatment continues, your skin gets used to crystal flow. It feels like the mild facial massage from a special wand. Your face may appear a little pinkish in the first 24 hours, but you should not experience any itchiness or pain.
*Results may vary