- 08 Jul, 2013
- Anti Aging Treatments
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form, they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface.
This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. As we age, this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.
Microdermabrasion is the latest scientific method using fine inert (micro) crystals to progressively abrade the skin's surface. It is used for skin resurfacing and treating a range of skin abnormalities.
What are the indications & who are the candidates?
Face and body peeling, lined, wrinkled or sun-damaged skins, dull, congested, thick or blemished skins, scar revision, super facial Hyperpigmentation , general smoothing of skin.
Men and women of any skin type or color. Skin that is aging congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged can be rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved.
What areas can be treated?
Most common areas are the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows. Any area can be treated.
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 for some clients. Usually treatments are performed every 2 weeks for a series of 6. Maintenance treatments are suggested once every one to one and a half months.
How long does it take?
The actual treatment usually takes 45 minutes, depending on the body area. The treatment is applied to clean skin. A moisturizing sun block is usually applied at the end of the treatment.
What are the side effects?
Since there is minimal discomfort and no healing time, one can resume normal activities immediately after the session. One may experience a slight tingling, and afterward the skin may feel tighter, as if exposed to the wind or sun. It may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours. It is very important NOT to EXERCISE for 24 hours after the treatment. Perspiration will produce a stinging sensation on newly treated skin which can take several hours to dissipate.