Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment used to rejuvenate the skin. It can help people in Vancouver with blemishes that include the following:
• Wrinkles and fine lines
• Brown spots
• Rough skin
• Reddened skin
• Enlarged pores
Microdermabrasion can also be used to treat skin conditions like melasma or rosacea. Microdermabrasion is not just longer offered as a stand-alone treatment, but it is one of the steps of other treatments as well. It is a gentle form of skin resurfacing that can polish and smooth skin. A typical session takes around thirty minutes.
The patient should avoid tanning creams, waxing, and sun exposure for at least a week before treatment. The therapist may also recommend avoiding masks and exfoliating creams for at least three days before treatment. The patient should not wear makeup on the day of treatment.
What Does Microdermabrasion Involve?
The aesthetic professional will start by cleansing the patient’s skin. They will then exfoliate the skin with a special device that sprays tiny crystals on the client’s skin. The device also contains a suction that will vacuum the crystals, flakes of dead skin, and other debris. The exfoliation will also stimulate the production of the protein collagen, so the patient’s skin will be firmer and more supple.
Microdermabrasion is painless, so the patient will not need an anesthetic. Many patients simply feel as if they are being scrubbed. Microdermabrasion will make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, so the patient should wear sunscreen when outside.
Most patients will need five to eight sessions to get the desired results, and each session will be seven to ten days apart. There is no recovery time, so the patient will be able to go about their business immediately after treatment.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a cosmetic treatment used to correct a variety of minor skin imperfections that include fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, oily skin, sagging skin, uneven texture or tone, and sun damage.
A HydraFacial involves four steps, with microdermabrasion being the first one. Not only does exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells, but it also makes the new skin underneath more receptive to the serums that the therapist will use later on.
After completing the microdermabrasion, the therapist will use a mixture of salicylic acid and glycolic acid to give the client a mild chemical peel. The third step is an extraction, during which the therapist will cleanse the client’s pores and remove any blackheads. During the last step, the therapist will infuse a variety of serums to hydrate and nourish the skin.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about what microdermabrasion can do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Lougheed Laser Centre. At our convenient location in Burnaby, we are proud to serve the areas of Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Port Moody. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!