Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation method that is efficient in removing the older, dead skin cells at the top of the epidermis and better than an ordinary manual scrub. Exfoliation not only removes the dull, dead skin, on the surface, but stimulates the production of new, young, and plump skin cells, increasing cell turnover, which results in a fresher, smoother surface of skin. This is one of the “secrets” for younger looking skin.
Most estheticians use a machine with “diamond tips”, which glide over the face, similar to a light sanding of the skin, as the suction of the tube attached vacuums up the debris that is removed from the top layer of the skin. The newer “diamond-tip” machine is gentler, and when used correctly by an experienced professional, may leave a slight, healthy pink glow, but not red, irritated skin. If you have rosacea, or ultra sensitive skin, even this gentle microdermabrasion may be too strong, and thus contra-indicated.
Like many other non invasive cosmetic treatments, microdermabrasion results are best when done as a series of treatments. To start we recommend a series of 3 or more treatments. One treatment may be too subtle to see the difference, but over time, at regular intervals, you will see texture and discoloration improve. Of course individual results may vary from person to person.