What is Microdermabrasion
What is a Facial?
A facial is a nourishing and relaxing treatment that helps the skin to look healthier, younger, brighter and clearer.
The most common steps of a facial include, double cleansing, exfoliate the skin, extractions, a facial massage, facial mask, application of serums and other customized skincare products. A skin analysis is always done on the client before a facial treatment begins.
It is a form of mechanical exfoliation procedure that helps to remove the dead skin cells in the top layer of the skin or the epithelial stratum corneum by utilizing ultra fine oxide crystals or a Diamond tip. It is a non-invasive action that does not go beyond the epidermis. The amount of exfoliation for each client depends on the conditions being treated and the individual clients. With one treatment, clients can see an improvement in their skin; however, a series of treatments is often required to affect client's desired changes.
Microdermabrasion is beneficial because it stimulates the basal layer of the skin that promotes cellular regrowth, increasing blood flow and oxygen to the skin, enhancing its collagen
productivity and stimulating new blood cells.
Clients with uneven pigmentation, fine lines and clogged pores can benefits from a series of treatments
It can aid in the penetration of skincare products
Stimulates blood flow
Improves cell production, which helps skin's elasticity and texture.
It helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars
It helps with sun damaged skin
Who is not a good candidate for Microdermabrasion:
Clients with grade II through grade IV acne
Clients with Diabetes
Lessons on the skin
It does not treat Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Viral Lesions
Clients with warts or open wounds
Microdermabrasion After Care Tips
In some cases, the redness dissipates after only a few hours. However, following a proper microdermabrasion aftercare routine is the key to relieve the skin of unnecesary pressure. Your skin’s top layer of protection may be roved during each session, which causes the redness after each abrasion. It’s normal after each procedure. To maintain and maximize the results of the Microdermabrasion treatment, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Avoid the used of skincare products containing glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, alcohol, retinol, acne treatments, Acutane for at least a week after treatment is done.
Keep your new skin clean moisturized. Moisturize your skin whenever necessary for the next 5-7 days to avoid any skin drying out.
Cold compresses may be used. To help relieve the tenderness or burning sensation after treatment. Use a gentle cleanser. Use a sensitive cleanser or something that contains no harsh chemicals and it has no scent. Always rinse with cool or lukewarm water.
Try to avoid scratching and picking the treated area. Avoid picking or removing dead skin as this could cause pigmentation or scarring. Allow the skin to renew itself on it’s own.
Avoid heat treatments like sauna, steam rooms, hot showers or gym. The skin will peel naturally so avoid using exfoliating products as well.
Use moisturizer to help the skin to heal faster. Skin may feel sore or have a distinct burning sensation like sunburn. You may si ply rinse your face off with cold water , rub an ice cube on the affected areas or use an ice pack when needed.
Avoid the sun for at least 7 days after treatment. Direct sunlight will damage your skin. If you have to leave the house, wide hats and sunglasses would be a good choice. Wear sunscreen daily, 30 SPF or higher.
Drink plenty of water. It can be a dehydrating procedure. Always make sure you also rehydrate drinking water. Water can also help your skin to recover faster.
What is Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin procedure that involves using a sharp tool to exfoliate the surface of your skin.
The purpose of Dermaplaning is to give your skin an immediate exfoliation for a lumminous glow.
It helps to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis and temporarily removes peach fuzz from the face. It is a great treatment for pregnant women and clients suffering from mild acne.
It is recommended every 4-6 weeks.
Smooth, glowing skin
Faster cell turnover
Better product intake
Skincare routine at home
Before you start a skincare routine at home make sure you consult first with your Licensed Esthetician what skincare products are more suitable for skin type and your skin needs. Following a skincare routine at home will help to improve your skin's appearance