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What is microdermabrasion? 

It is a quick safe, effective form of exfoliation for all skin types and colors with no downtime and virtually no discomfort. It has been available in Europe since the late 1980’s. Treated skin will be smoother, brighter, clearer, fresher and younger looking.







Who can benefit from it? 
Men and women of all skin types or colours. Anyone with congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, dull, enlarged pores, fine facial lines, and sun damaged skin. It will produce a rejuvenated look, and a refreshed feeling. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved.








What areas can be treated? 
The most common areas are face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows. Any body area can be treated.








Why microdermabrasion? 
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface, in turn pushing dead cells to settle on the surface. This can cause enlarge 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.








How long does it take? 
The actual treatment usually takes 15-40 minutes, depending on the body area.








How many treatments do you need?
This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive. Generally results are more noticeable after the 3 rd treatment. Although after the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother and softer for some clients. Usually treatments are performed every 7-10 days or every 2 weeks for a series of 10. Maintenance treatments are suggested once a month. If you are having IPL treatments the usual interval is one treatment 7-10 days prior to IPL then one treatment 7-10 days after the IPL treatment. Microdermabrasion is often done as a series in combination with IPL treatments.








Are there any side effects?
Since there is minimal discomfort and no healing time, normal activity can resume immediately after treatment. Experiencing a slight tingling and tighter skin is normal. It may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours.







It is very important immediately after treatment NOT TO EXERCISE, where perspiration is created. You will develop a stinging sensation that can take several hours to dissipate.

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