Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis.
Often called “microderm” for short, microdermabrasion is a procedure to help exfoliate or temporarily remove a few of the top layers of the skin called the stratum corneum. Much like brushing one’s teeth, microdermabrasion helps to gently remove skin “plaque” and skin debris.
Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30 day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two – four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin care creams yield best results.
Most commonly, microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-office by a trained skin care professional. Microdermabrasion is often compared to the feeling of a cat licking the skin- a rough but gentle texture. Our HydraFacial MD® Microdermabrasion is done with a diamond tip, suction and the infusion of peptides, water, antioxidants and Hyaluronic acid. The treatment is relaxing as you feel cool water freshen the skin while the abrasive tip does its job of sloughing off dead skin cells, sebum, and the layers of stuck-on debris from daily activities, makeup and environmental pollution. Your skin will look and feel porcelain smooth!
The HydraFacial MD® MicroDermabrasion takes non-invasive skin rejuvenation to a whole new level – even two levels above IPL. In clinical studies performed by leading U.S. doctors, the HydraFacial MD® was shown to provide better results than many other skin rejuvenation devices. Most importantly, the HydraFacial MD® is the only hydradermabrasion machine that uses the patented 4-in-1 Vortex Technology™.
Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last anywhere from 5–60 minutes. Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion and most people immediately return to normal daily activity after a session. Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion. Since there is an often immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, irritating products like glycolic acids, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinoid products or fragranced creams and lotions are typically avoided right after the procedure.