Microdermabrasion with Infusion Therapy
As you age, your skin builds up layers of dead cells, leading to uneven skin texture and a dull complexion. Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment that removes the top cell layer of skin. It gently and safely smooths skin irregularities and lightens discoloration to reveal a more radiant, softer, younger- looking skin. Treatment is affordable and convenient, with no downtime and minimal recovery.
There is no peeling, sloughing or bleeding. The skin is left looking only slightly red, like a wind-burn for 1-2 days. Complications are extremely rare.
We use the Dermasweep, a crystal free machine thus avoiding any possible risks associated with the crystals.
Because microdermabrasion is gentle and gradual, multiple treatments are needed to achieve the desired results. For optimal results, we recommend a series of 6-12 treatments per area. More may be necessary for some conditions. Results are cumulative and should be spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
Areas that can be treated include: Face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.
After the first few treatments, patients usually notice:
- Minimized appearance of enlarged pores, mild acne scars, blackheads and fine lines
- Even skin tone and smooth skin texture
- Improved sun damaged skin (discoloration, brown spots)
One microdermabrasion treatment takes about 30 to 40 minutes.
Before/After Treatment Tips
Prior to getting microdermabrasion, patients are encouraged to follow a good skin care routine and apply sunscreen daily.
Our skin care professionals will apply a special lotion to your face after treatment and recommend a suitable moisturizer (skin Medica) for everyday use. You can apply make-up immediately after the procedure. However, expect the skin to appear flushed for up to 48 hours after treatment. It is important to continue to apply sunscreen daily as skin is more fragile and prone to sunburn. For two days following each treatment, we advise patients to avoid products with ingredients known to irritate skin (e.g., Retin-A, retinol or alpha hydroxyacid).
Medical grade microdermabrasion and infusion therapy (the most popular treatment):
— get the best hydration of moisturizers inside the epidermis.
This is a more aggressive microdermabrasion done by our physician. By using a higher level vacuum pressure and a higher level tip the physician can go in deeper thus exfoliating more extensively. It is quick, with a short downtime & minimal recovery period. The goal here is to exfoliate first and then hydrate and nourish with infusion therapy—you get the best hydration of moisturizers inside the epidermis. Different hydrating solutions are used depending upon the condition being treated. Some of the hydrating solutions used at our center are:
- Vitamin C solution for hydrated skin or aging skin
- Hyaluronic Acid solution for dehydrated skin.
- Skin lightening solution for pigmented lesions
- Salicylic acne solution for oily/acne skin
- ExFo solution for rosacea.
Dr. Mann usually pre-treats these patients with Retinol and Hydroquinone first. Patients love this hydrated, supple soft, moist feeling of their skin after one of these treatments – no wonder it is the most popular treatment at our clinic.
For a facial rejuvenation please call our clinic now for an appointment.