Our Microdermabrasion treatment is a non invasive service that utilizes a diamond tip and gentle suction to exfoliate the skin. There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion and you can resume your daily activities immediately after your treatment. If you have noticed that your skin is looking a little “lack luster” lately then this is a treatment you definitely want to add to your self-care routine.
- Healthier looking skin
- Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction in pore size
- Even skin tone
- Lessen age spots
Before your treatment begins your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and analyzed. Eye protection such as eye pads or goggles will be placed over your eyelids. The skin will be stretched to provide tension so that optimal exfoliation can be achieved. The diamond hand piece is moved over the skin with repeated single, smooth passes. Once the microdermabrasion has been completed an appropriate Hydro Jelly© Mask will be applied. After treatment you will notice that your skin appears pinkish, this will generally subside within a couple of minutes or hours. Some clients may feel a “sunburn” like sensation for a couple of days post treatment. It is important to apply an SPF to the area daily as this service can increase photosensitivity. You will notice your skin appears softer, smoother and more rejuvenated after the treatment.
Microdermabrasion can stimulate the production of collagen, helping with skin rejuvenation. As age spots from photoaging and fine lines are reduced, you may notice your skin becomes softer and smoother.
How often should I have it done?
Microdermabrasion can be done once a week or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin's tolerance and desired effects. Many people will choose to start with weekly treatments of four to six sessions, then will change to a monthly maintenance schedule.
Are there any side effects?
Microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure and the possible side effects are minimal. Common minor, temporary side effects include slight skin tightness, redness, bruising, and sensitivity.
Other possible side effects of Microdermabrasion include:
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
- Small skin abrasions
- Spots of bleeding
- Eye-skin bruising (especially if you are taking aspirin or other blood thinners),
- Fine broken blood vessels (telangiectasia),
- Cold sore reactivation around lips.
There is a risk that microdermabrasion could spread infections from one part of your skin to another. You should not have this treatment if you have skin infections such as impetigo, have had warts, herpes and other viral infections. Sometimes it can make other conditions like rosacea flare up.
*A consultation and skin analysis should always be performed before beginning any skin care treatment to ensure that it is safe to perform on each individual client. Results will vary.
Jennifer Hunt is a Medical Aesthetician and owner/operator of Hello Gorgeous Beauty Studio in Guelph Ontario