What is Medical Microdermabrasion?
MDA is a mechanical form of skin exfoliation using a stream of diamond shaped crystals combined with suction. It exfoliates the upper layers of skin and stimulates collagen growth in the lower layers.
By removing the upper most layers of the skin in a controlled manner, cell renewal is stimulated with regeneration of a healthier epidermis and dermis. The intensity can be varied to suit an individual’s skin concerns from a light exfoliation to deep resurfacing. MDA is extremely effective at treating stubborn areas such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and lip lines. This highly effective procedure also assists in the reduction of facial swelling (puffiness) by moving the lymph fluids in your face.
Who can benefit?
Medical Microdermabrasion is commonly used to treat photo-damaged skin and reliably demonstrates improvement in Enlarged Pores, Stretch Marks, Acne Scars, Hyper-pigmentation and Actinic Keratosis. It is ideally suited for those showing early signs of skin aging, sun exposure, congested skin and other facial imperfections. In addition to your face, it can be successfully used to rejuvenate the skin on your neck, arms and hands.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your age, number and depth of wrinkles or scars, and thickness of your skin, three to six sessions may be needed. Medical Microdermabrasion can be repeated weekly to monthly depending on level achieved. To accelerate your results, proper at-home custom blended skin care will be recommended.
Is there any downtime?
There is minimal down time associated with this treatment, consisting of 3-5 days of slight sensitivity or mild redness. Mineral make-up or a tinted moisturizer may be applied immediately after treatment to cover any redness that may occur.
Post Care Advice
Your post care will include both oral and written after care as well as recommendations for home care products to assist skin regeneration and protect the skin during the healing process. This step is just as important as the treatment itself, your skin’s ability to heal and the results achieved will depend on how you take care of and protect your skin during your 5-7 day healing process.