What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive method of skin resurfacing that utilizes fine crystals to provide effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of the superficial layers of the skin.
How does the treatment work?
The skin is washed to remove excess oil and dirt. The crystals abrade away old, dead skin cells, which the vacuum then picks up with gentle suction. This promotes the growth of collagen and new, rejuvenated skin. Moisturizers and sun block are then applied to the treated area.
How many treatments are required?
Initially 5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart are recommended for most people. Acne scars and or discolorations may require more treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments every 2 or 3 months may be necessary to maintain results.
What are the advantages of Pristine™ over conventional crystal-based systems?
The Pristine™ has overcome previous shortcomings of crystal-based systems, making it the most wanted microdermabrasion system worldwide. The Pristine™ diamond tips are 100%hypoallergenic and there is never a possibility of ingestion or inhalation of loose crystals. Pristine™ allows to treat sensitive areas more deeply, without fear of over-abrading tissue or over exposure to crystal irritants. The multiple options of treatment tips allow for a customizable treatment suited to the various patients, their skin types and sensitivities. Finally, treatments can be performed 100% faster than traditional microdermabrasion achieving a full face treatment in less than 10 minutes!
Is Microdermabrasion safe?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. Unlike laser resurfacing or chemical peels, this procedure is not traumatic and therefore there is no downtime to allow for healing and recovery.
What does it feel like?
Initially, you may feel a very mild scratching sensation as the crystals make contact with the skin. As the treatments continue, this experience compares to a deep massage. Mild redness may occur for ½ an hour to one day depending on the the program.
Will there be any downtime?
One of the advantages of Microdermabrasion is that it has no downtime. You can return to your normal routine and apply cosmetics directly after treatment.In general, microdermabrasion results in thicker, healthier, more youthful looking skin.
How soon will results appear?
Microdermabrasion results are usually immediate and noticeable. Results improve with multiple treatments and vary depending on your individual skin quality.
How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment last?
A Microdermabrasion facial treatment lasts approximately half an hour. Additional time is required for added areas.
Who are candidates for Microdermabrasion?
The ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are healthy adults who have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections and realistic expectations about what microdermabrasion can and cannot do. Microdermabrasion works well for damaged skin, whether affected by acne, sun damage or aging; and skin of any type or color.