Microdermabrasion It is the safest and most effective method available for skin exfoliation. It not only exfoliates dull skin cells, but also stimulates collagen production, bringing dramatic improvements in fine lines, skin color, tone, and texture for an unmatched glow. Our microderamabrasion skin care equipment also rejuvenates skin by removing the dull, lifeless, sun damaged epidermis and stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen.
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Glenoaks Laser Center Microdermabrasion FAQ’s
- Am I a candidate for Microdermabrasion?
If you have or have had acne, discolorations, superficial lines and wrinkles, uneven texture or sun damaged skin -- you may be a candidate for Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion can not be expected to removed deep scars or wrinkles, birth marks or tattoos.
- You should NOT have a microdermabrasion treatment on the affected area if you have the following:
- Undiagnosed lesions
- Recent herpes outbreaks
- Active, weeping acne (stages 3-4)
- Active Rosacea
- Unstable diabetes
- Auto-immune system disorders
- Some patients hyperpigment post-op. Lower pressures are used on follow-up treatments
- Using Retin A religiously or just had a chemical peel
- Recently had laser surgery
- What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdemabrasion is a non-surgical way to repair and restore your skin to its youthful appearance. Our FDA approved treatment is a progressive method of refining the texture of your skin while tightening the layers below the surface. Our patented hand piece creates the vacuum stimulation required to increase blood flow to the surface of the skin for collagen and elastin reformation. You may find that just one microdermabrasion treatment provides the same benefits as a series of other modalities.
- Care For:
- Maintaining Healthy Skin
- Age Spots
- Acne Scaring
- Sun Damage
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Improving Skin Texture
- Large Pores
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Scar Resurfacing
- How does Microdemabrasion work?
Our technology combines two important elements. A stream of pure crystals delivered to the outer layers of the skin and a vacuum to increase circulation. As damaged cells are lifted away from the skins surface, new cell production is simulated at the base layers of the skin. The skin will gradually appear smoother, firmer, younger and more radiant. This is also very effective for treatment and control of problem skin. For maximum results a routine of 4 to 8 treatments are recommended at 1 to 2 weeks intervals. Maintenance visits for age management are recommended quarterly, and more often for the treatment of skin dysfunction.
- How many sessions are required?
Depending on your consultation with a trained technician, a series of 4 to 8 treatments will achieve the desired results. Treatments should be scheduled 7 to 14 days apart to allow for maximum rejuvenation of the skin.
- What does a typical Microdermabrasion consultation entail?
There really is no consultation, per se. This is such a non-invasive mini procedure that the details can be explained in 5 minutes and the rewards for such a long period of time if a series is undergone. Although maintenance sessions every few months should be sought.
- How is Microdermabrasion performed?
A cleansing toner is applied to the skin to remove excess oils for better application and penetration. A self contained wand is manually passed over the skin in areas of damage or all over the face, which is usually the case. The machine delivers fine, sanitary aluminum oxide crystals to the face that “sand blasts” away dead skin and impurities. The procedure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon the ‘depth’ or ‘strength’ of the peel. Afterwards a cotton ball saturated with a soothing toner is passed over the face then a re-hydrating cream and sun block are applied.
- What should I expect after Microdermabrasion?
This effective, FDA approved method causes minimal discomfort and requires no recovery time. During the treatment you may feel a stinging/ tingling sensation as the crystals exfoliate your skin. There will be a visibly healthy glow following your treatment, similar to the flush of your skin after moderate cardiovascular activity. Removing the dead cells has revitalized your skin and prepared it for better absorption of a topical nutrient. We highly recommend the use of a high level sunscreen throughout and after your mirodermabrasion series. Continued treatments may be necessary, to maintain optimum results.
- Does Microdermabrasion hurt?
Microdermabrasion does not hurt although it may sting a little around the eye area. Your skin may feel a little hot and appear a little pink for the first day.
- Will Microdermabrasion get rid of my fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars?
In most cases, yes. Although severe scarring will not be lessened in appearance with solely Microdermabrasion. Sometimes a Photorejuvenation treatment in conjunction with Microdermabrasion will increase your chances the best results possible.
- When can I return to work?
You can return to work immediately with the application of a little loose powder. You may choose to schedule this on your day off or at least after work. Many patients schedule it on their lunch break but return with pink skin. There is no downtime per se, involved with Microdermabrasion.
- When will I be able to see the results?
Results are often times, immediate. We’re not talking life-altering results here, but a nice, clean, smooth feeling is apparent directly after. At least with a high quality machine. You will notice that your skin to be more even toned and textured. After the horny layer (dull dead skin cells) is removed you will notice an improvement overall. Especially after a series.
- Is there maintenance with Microdermabrasion?
Not really maintenance but it is best that you schedule a session every few months for general upkeep. We hardly consider that maintenance, by definition. You will not magically return to your former damaged skin tone condition although occasional sessions can only make it better.