Micro-derm (Common Questions)
What is Micro-dermabrasion?
Micro-dermabrasion is a progressive, non-invasive treatment that propels natural mineral crystals onto the surface of the skin for gentle epidermal abrasion that reveals newer, healthier, younger skin.
How does the treatment work?
Micro-dermabrasion works in two ways:
Correction: The speed of the crystal flow causes an abrasive action that gently removes the surface layers of the skin, allowing smoother, fresher skin to emerge.
Stimulation: The vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation, increasing the blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. It also stimulates formation of new collagen and elastin to improve skin texture and elasticity.
Is it painful?
No, the treatments is performed with little discomfort. At the most, sensitive patients might experience a slight sensation resembling a light sunburn.
After treatment, the skin has a pink glow, and you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. The procedure can be done during lunch hour.
Which skin problem can be treated?
– Sun-damaged skin
– Uneven and granular skin
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Enlarged pores
– Blackheads and comedones
– Superficial scars
– Some stretch marks
How long does it take?
Each treatment takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. When combined with other anti-aging treatments, it takes 1 to 2 hour.
How many treatments will I need?
Age and skin conditions determine the number of treatments required to achieve optimum results. For most skin disorders, a minimum of 6 treatments are recommended.
For normal skin, once every 10 days.
For oily and thick skin, once every 8 days.
For sensitive skin, every 2 weeks.