Did you know that aging causes a gradual loss of collagen in the skin?
Collagen is responsible for making skin appear tight, smooth and full – all signs generally associated with youth. Since microdermabrasion treatments promote new collagen production, the skin takes on a smoother and younger appearance with each treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells.
A Le Caprice skin care specialist scrubs fine crystals onto the skin with a wand that gently exfoliates the surface, removing the top layer. The goal is to make the skin appear younger.
When you remove the stratum corneum, or the top layer of skin, the body interprets it as an injury. It then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes for the face.
The machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip, while some also vacuum loose skin cells from the face. You can also purchase kits to give yourself an at-home DIY treatment.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Yes. As with all treatments that penetrate the skin or disrupt the skin’s surface, the safest procedure will be carried out by a professional. In fact, many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because it is generally safer and more cost-effective.
The procedure may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt. However, your skin will be slightly tender afterwards and a bit red.
People with uneven pigmentation, fine lines and clogged pores can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
The procedure stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. So, if you have scarring, it may help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
However, it’s not recommended if you have skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, active sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or widespread acne. This can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts.
Our clients often request microdermabrasion to address:
Professional microdermabrasion is performed using a wand that gently ‘sands’ the skin. During each session, a diamond-tipped wand buffs away the uneven outer layer of the skin, producing a mild vibration and a scratching sensation. The procedure causes little or no discomfort and typically takes about a half an hour.
You will be able to return to your usual activities immediately after your treatment session. There is no downtime associated with microdermabrasion, though it is normal to experience some redness or swelling in the hours immediately following treatment. Initially, several microdermabrasion treatment sessions are performed a few weeks apart, followed by an ongoing maintenance plan to preserve treatment results.
Schedule some time today to get beautiful skin that you can’t wait to show off.