What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a quick, safe, and effective form of exfoliating the skin.  There is no downtime and virtually no discomfort associated with microdermabrasion.  It is achieved by the use of inert corundum aluminum oxide mineral micro crystals to remove dead or damaged skin cells.  Microdermabrasion will help the skin to appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, and fresher looking.

Who can benefit?

Men and women of any skin type or colour can benefit from microdermabrasion. Anyone with aging, dry, devitalized, blemished, dull or sun-damaged skin is a candidate. Microdermabrasion will leave your skin feeling more rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture can also be improved by microdermabrasion.

Why microdermabrasion?

Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin.  As new cells form they push their way towards the surface and dead cells settle on the surface.  This can cause enlarged, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven skin texture, and a dull appearance.  As we age, this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

How does it work?

This gentle exfoliation is performed with a jet of fine mineral crystals that are passed over the skin’s surface.  The crystals gently exfoliate approximately 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the outermost skin layer. Once removed, fresher and younger looking skin is revealed.

How many treatments do you need?

This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive. Generally results are more noticeable after the third treatment, although, after the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother, and softer. Usually treatments are performed every 3-4 weeks for a series of six. Maintenance treatments are suggested once every 3-6 months. If you are having IPL treatments the usual interval is one 7-10 days prior to IPL then one 7-10 days after IPL. Microdermabrasion is often done as a series in combination with IPL treatments.

How long does it take?

The actual treatment takes approximately 15-40 minutes, depending on the body area being treated. Since the treatment is applied to clean skin, you should come to the office with a well-cleansed face (no make-up).

Are there any side effects?

There is minimal discomfort and little healing time, so a patient can resume normal activities immediately. Immediately after a treatment one may experience a slight tingling sensation or the skin may feel tighter, as if exposed to the wind or sun. The skin may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours. It is very important after a microdermabrasion to NOT EXERCISE where perspiration is created. You will develop a slight stinging sensation that can take several hours to dissipate.

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We encourage you to learn more about Microdermabrasion treatment if you would like to rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the signs of aging. To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors or to learn more about GLVC’s facial treatment options offered at Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic contact our team of medical professional today.