Micro/Derm/Abrasion: Microscopically abrade (remove) the top layer of the epidermis to improve the skin’s elasticity, texture and clarity.
There is a great deal of confusion about how microdermabrasion treatments work and what it can do for your skin. What this timeless and most effective treatment does is it physically removed dead skin cells by way of a flow of crystals that loosen and lift the cells, then a vacuum (negative pressure) draws the skin close to the apparatus, and sweeps away the cells and crystals while increasing the circulation of lymph and blood.
Microdermabrasion creates results in two areas of the skin: the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin (skin’s top surface). The skin is a living organ that will protect itself. Therefore, whey the skin is exfoliated , it goes into survival mode. The basal layer is where all the cells are produced and start kicking out new cells. These new cells replace the old cells that have been removed fromt the epidermis.
During this process, collagen and elastin fibroblasts (connective fibers of the skin that support it’s form) both get stimulated, increasing the firmness of the skin.
Subcutaneous tissue lies under the skin, where blood and lymph are present. Lymph and blood flow are increased due to the negative pressure that removes the crystals and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin; these cells are drawn back into the machine. Lymph also draws toxins away from cells, keeping them in optimal health. Oxidation to the skin happens when the negative pressure moves the lymph and draws blood to the skin’s surface, which stimulates circulation to nourish and oxidize the skin.
Results vary from person to person. The longer it took your skin to get to its present condition, the more treatments you’ll need. Overall, you can expect your skin to become healthier, look fresher and appear younger. You can expect the following results from
We were the first established Spa in the North Shore area to provide this service. To date, it is still one of the most effective skin care treatments. Microdermabrasion results are both immediate and long term. It literally unveils newer, healthier skin.
However, not everyone is a candidate for microdermabrasion treatments. If you have active or open acne lesions (such as pustules), it is best advised for you to wait until these lesions heal. If you have rosacea and your skin is inflamed, you are currently not a candidate. If you’re pregnant and have what is is referred to as pregnancy mask (hyperpigmentation), it is best that you wait to have microdermabrasion treatments at least six months after you give birth. If you have Herpes Simples I and II, microdermabrasion can cause an outbreak of this pre-existing condition. For HIV and AIDS patients, this treatments in contraindicated, because the skin is thinned, and can cause lesions due to a compromised immune system. Lastly, if you have diabetes, you are also not a good candidate, because the skin of individuals with diabetes is extremely compromised by the many medications they must take. Individuals with tattoos, take cation, as microdermabrasion treatments may lighten the pigment (color) of your tattoo.