What to Expect
Microdermabrasion clears away damaged tissue and promotes the production of new skin cells and collagen. At Gentle Touch MediSpa & Wellness, it’s a short procedure that results in skin that’s smoother, softer, and fresher-looking. It’s especially recommended for helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and enlarged pores.
During your microdermabrasion treatment, your esthetician will direct micro aluminum oxide crystals onto your skin, exfoliating dead cells from the skin’s surface. As a result, your skin will produce a new skin cell layer with higher levels of collagen and elastin, resulting in healthier-looking and more vibrant skin.
The entire procedure lasts from 30 minutes to one hour and you’ll immediately notice a difference in your skin. We recommend a series of treatments every one to two weeks for even longer-lasting results.
Microdermabrasion is virtually pain-free, though you may feel a warming or tingling of your skin as the dead outer layers are removed, and your skin may look slightly pink afterward, though this will dissipate quickly. Because the younger skin underneath is more sensitive, it’s important that you wear a sunscreen with a high SPF following a microdermabrasion treatment.
Microdermabrasion is safe, but we do not recommend it for people with severe rosacea, eczema, or acne, as it can result in scarring. We also recommend that you avoid tanning or waxing your face for a few weeks before treatment begins.