Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive procedure that uses a state-of-the-art diamond-tipped wand to gently remove the top layer of dead, damaged skin cells and vacuums them away, leaving you with brighter, more even-toned skin with a smoother texture. This quick 30 minute treatment also improves the efficacy of your skin-care regimen by allowing products to penetrate the skin more easily. Try combining with a custom facial to give your skin a boost.
Microdermabrasion is recommended as a quick skin clean-up suitable for most skin colors and types.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended if you have rosacea or are prone to broken blood vessels. Ask your aesthetician if a light chemical peel is right for you instead. Microdermabrasion is also not recommended if you have active cystic acne as you may experience irritation or flaring of your acne, you may see better results with a basic or acne facial. Tell your aesthetician if you have recently had any laser treatments, are on or recently completed a tretinoin regimen as it can aggravate already sensitive skin.
Your aesthetician will cleanse and steam your face to soften skin and open up pores before beginning the exfoliating process. Fine crystals are sprayed over the skin, exfoliating and then, because it is a closed loop system, vacuuming away both the crystals and dead skin cells. Your skin may feel itchy or tingly. Excess crystals or residue will be removed with a warm towel.
Your skin will feel dry and tight following the procedure, some people experience flushed pink skin. Side effects should subside over the next day. Avoid anything that overheats your body including showers, a sauna, steam rooms and exercise for the first 24 hours. You can resume your regular skin-care routine after 48 hours but avoid products with salicylic acid, AHA/BHA acids, retinols, vitamin C or benzoyl peroxide for up to seven days.
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