What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive exfoliation technique that uses a diamond tip wand to refine the skins texture. It's a great way to bring luster and improve radiance to dull and uneven looking skin. This refines fine lines, unclogs the pores, and helps give a smoother, fresher appearance to the skin. It is also used to lighten hyperpigmentation, diminish the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and coarse-textured skin.

Our diamond tipped microdermabrasion machine utilizes wands of varied sizes and coarseness for different skin types and depths of resurfacing. The wand tip is made of natural diamond chips which polish the skin and remove dead cells, which are then vacuumed back into a waste filter.

We prefer natural diamond tips vs. traditional aluminum oxide crystals for skin resurfacing because of the diminished risk of the crystal residue staying on the skin and getting in the sensitive areas of nose, eyes, etc. See video below on our Diamond Microdermabrasion procedure.

Diamond microdermabrasion

Removal of the outer layer skin in order to improve the appearance of acne prone or blotchy skin, fine scars or wrinkles, sun spots, etc.

Contraindications for microdermabrasion include current or recent use of accutane, eczema, dermatitis, malignant skin tumors, open lesions, lupus, active herpes infection, sunburn and keratoses. Avoid tanning and injections 2 weeks before treatment. Stop the use of Retin-A, Renova, Differen, aspirin, salicylic and glycolic acid 5 days before treatment for best results.*Consultation is provided prior to each treatment

Hydrating Vitamin C Microderm Facial-$85

After a deep pore cleansing, steaming and extractions (if needed), a microdermabrasion treatment is performed to smooth away dull, flakey skin followed by a papaya enzyme mask to hydrate and smooth. Next, a hydrating collagen mask infused with a vitamin C serum will leave skin noticeably firmer, refreshed and luminous.

Great for mature, sun damaged and dehydrated skin.

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Microdermabrasion At A Glance:

Treatment Use: Fine Lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and uneven skin pigmentation

Expected Results: Vibrant, healthy skin, diminished signs of aging or scarring

Treatment Time: Less than 60 minutes per session (multiple sessions needed)

For Best Results: Have a minimum of six sessions, seven to ten days apart

Recovery: No Downtime

Contraindications: Microdermabrasion is not recommended for keratosis sufferers, people with undiagnosed lesions, active rosacea or acne (although people with mild acne can experience good results), weeping acne (stages 3 to 4), diabetes, auto-immune disorders, fragile capillaries, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or lupus. Microdermabrasion should not be performed on active herpes lesions or malignant skin tumors (warts).

What To Stop Using Before Microdermabrasion

This part is important:

  • Stop using products that contain aspirin or salicylic acid before your cosmetic skin abrasion.

  • If you can, you should not smoke for a week beforehand (it improves the circulation of blood in the skin).

  • Stop using Retin-A, Renova, Differin and certain glycolic acid products for about five days before (this applies to products which you take on a daily basis).

  • Avoid sunbathing, sunbeds, or collagen injections for two weeks before microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion Q/A

  • Can I have microdermabrasion if I am pregnant/nursing ?

  • Can I have it if I am a teenager? (under 14 years old)

With both teenagers and pregnant or nursing women, hormones can inhibit or change the effects of microdermabrasion. It's best to wait until the hormones settle down before having it.

  • Can I have microdermabrasion if I am/have been on Accutane recently?

Accutane increases skin sensitivity which is why you should wait 6-12 months before having ANY skin resurfacing technique, not just
microdermabrasion. The same applies to recent laser surgery.

Q: What’s the Difference Between a Chemical Peel and Microdermabrasion?

A: Both treatments are professional exfoliations that remove superficial dead skin. A chemical peel is a liquid solution made up of different ingredients. Some Chemical Peel solutions are mixtures of different natural acids and chemicals. Other Chemical Peels only consist of One Potent Ingredient (ex. Lactic Acid)The peel works by dissolving dead layers of skin.

Microdermabrasion doesn’t involve any ingredients. It is a machine that sends a pressurized spray of micro crystals against the skin and sucks the dead skin back into a filter. The best example is like pressure washing the skin but instead of water, its aluminum oxide crystals buffing the dead skin off. Diamond tip microdermabrasion machines utilize wands of varied sizes and coarseness for different skin types and depths of resurfacing. The wand tip is made of natural diamond chips which polish the skin and remove dead cells, which are then vacuumed back into a waste filter. At the most, the skin is slightly red after microdermabrasion and there is usually no peeling or flaking.

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