Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive skin care treatment that offers safe and controlled results. This skin resurfacing treatment works by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells in order to rejuvenate the skin and reveal the fresher, younger cells beneath.
Over time, this repeated process stimulates the production of a new layer of skin cells, bringing with it an increased level of collagen and elastin, improving the skin’s appearance. These treatments remove damaged and unbalanced skin while they activate new cell growth. By removing dead skin cells and impurities, the skins texture and appearance will improve.
Which Skin Types/Conditions can Benefit from Microdermabrasion Treatments?
Microdermabrasion treatments improve and treat: aging and sun damaged skin, altered pigmentation, superficial lines & wrinkles, skin tone/texture & vitality, enlarged, or oily, clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, mild-moderate acne, acne scarred & blemished skin, pre & post-op to laser surgery.
Microdermabrasion treatments are most effective when purchased in a series; however, a noticeable improvement is seen after one treatment. Microdermabrasion works well with other skin care treatments and is usually part of an holistic skin care program designed specifically for your skin type and lifestyle needs.
Another benefit of the Imagederm Microdermabrasion treatment is within the tubular hand piece, there is LED (light-emitting-diodes) technology. So, it is like getting two treatments in one because LED technology is a painless, even relaxing skin-care treatment that plumps up aging skin by boosting collagen production and treats mild to moderate acne.
LED treatments are sometimes also called LED light therapy. First developed by NASA, LED work by sending energy-producing packets of light into the deeper layers of the skin. Red light LED stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. Professional LED machines assist in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, treating sun-damage, and reducing redness after more aggressive IPL or laser treatments. The results won’t be as dramatic or long term as plastic surgery, IPL or laser, but it’s a gentler, more natural, less expensive way to go. Blue light LED works by killing the bacteria deep in the skin that is responsible for acne.
What to Expect After a Microdermabrasion Treatment:
Most patients find the microdermabrasion treatment to be quite relaxing. This gentle, non-abrasive technique provides satisfying results with no downtime. Some clients may notice a tightening, tingling sensation, or immediate redness to the skin which usually disappears shortly after the treatment. Also, after a few days a light flaking of the skin may be noticeable, so a good moisturizer is helpful after the treatment and a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF is a must.
The benefits of your microdermabrasion treatment will be noticeable after your first session, as your skin will feel smoother and softer. Your improvements will continue to progress throughout the course of your treatment program. Microdermabrasion treatments work synergistically with Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).