This procedure approximates and accelerates the natural exfoliation process of the skin. It’s particularly effective when the natural process slows due to aging. Using a minimally abrasive instrument or a solution with gentle abrasives suspended within it, the thick, outer layer of the skin is gently sanded away. Microdermabrasion treats minor scars, skin discolorations, sun damage, and stretch marks. It can also reduce or remove conditions such as:
The stimulation of the skin from a microdermabrasion treatment produces a refreshed look and helps stimulate collagen growth deeper in the skin, restoring some of its youthful vigor. Natural collagen production falls off with age, so stimulation naturally counters off the aging effect.
Yes. While both use a similar idea to create improvements in skin condition, as the prefix “micro” suggests, microdermabrasion is a less intense version of dermabrasion. After dermabrasion surgery, skin is swollen and red, accompanied by aches, burning and tingling sensations. Speaking and eating may be difficult and accompanied by pain. Recovery time ranges from a few days to about a week. Patients use painkillers and topical ointments during the recovery period.
Microdermabrasion usually has no down time. While skin may be more sensitive and pink for about 24 hours, microdermabrasion is minimally invasive and non-surgical.
The HydraFacial treatment adds other care to the basic microdermabrasion process. As well as exfoliating and removing dead skin cells, the HydraFacial treatment adds back nutrients, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides, in a multi-step process that extends the effects of the microdermabrasion itself. The full HydraFacial procedure takes about 30 minutes, causes no pain or discomfort, works on every skin type and requires no downtime.