What is microdermabrasion?
Though the name sounds rather painful, microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skincare treatment that exfoliates the top layer of your skin. It works by using diamond crystals that when passed along your skin performs a deep mechanical exfoliation, while at the same time a vacuum like suction, sucks up all the surface dead skin cells.
Reveals a smoother, fresher looking and brighter complexion without the harsh side effects.
How often can it be done?
Anywhere from every 4-8 weeks, depending on your specific skin condition and goals.
What skin conditions does microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion can work well for a number of different skin concerns such as uneven skin tone – including dark spots left over from acne, sun damage, fine lines/wrinkles, some acne prone skin types, enlarged pores, dry skin and those with a rougher skin texture.
How does it work?
While removing dead skin cells, microdermabrasion also stimulates new cell growth revealing a youthful and brighter complexion. It stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that decreases as we age but it’s vital in giving skin a plumped appearance.
Microdermabrasion removes pore-clogging material and with regular treatments can prevent buildup in the skin that often times gives the appearance of enlarged pores. With that said, it’s important to note that microdermabrasion is best not used on those with active breakouts on their skin as bacteria can easily spread. In this situation, it’s best to opt for a deep cleansing facial like our Clear It & Glow facial to target the active acne and help jumpstart the skin’s healing process. Once the breakouts have diminished, microdermabrasion can be performed to help with acne scarring and skin texture.
Dry/flaky/Rough skin texture
Microdermabrasion removes dead and dry skin that tend to leave a gritty feel to the skin. In doing this, new and healthy skin cells come to surface and overtime the skin texture begins to smooth out. Those with an excess accumulation of dead skin, a few treatments might be needed to see desired results.
Who is microdermabrasion not good for?
Though microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment, we recommend that those with very sensitive skin and some with certain types of rosacea to avoid microdermabrasion as these skin conditions are typically more reactive. Those with active rosacea flare-ups (red and inflamed skin and/or acne rosacea (redness coupled with acne like bumps) will do best with calming and nourishing treatments. Since rosacea comes in many forms, it’s always best to have your skincare therapist evaluate your skin first before deciding if microdermabrasion is a good fit for you.
*If you’re unsure if microdermabrasion can work for you, our skincare therapists are here to help! Each appointment begins with a consultation where your skincare therapist can guide you in the right direction after analyzing your skin and hearing your concerns. If you’re interested in booking an appointment, you can do so by calling the studio at 646-363-6292 or through our online booking system.