MICRODERMABRASION - Additional Info
For years, skin problems such as acne, fine lines and sun damage have been treated with lasers and chemical peels. Now, there is a modern, safe, and virtually painless alternative to chemical and laser peels... Microdermabrasion.
With over a decade of success in Europe, the microdermabrasion procedure has been used to treat millions of satisfied people. The benefits of microdermabrasion over chemical and laser peels include:
- Less pain or Discomfort
- Minimal Risk
- Suited For all Skin Types
- No Anesthesia Required
- No Recovery Time
- No Hazardous Chemicals
The procedure is performed by using a hand piece that Sherry passes over the skin two or three times. This evenly removes the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of skin.The average microdermabrasion procedure takes less than thirty minutes, depending upon the skin condition, the area to be treated, and the desired outcome. Many will notice improvements in the texture and appearance of their skin immediately after the first treatment. The long-term benefits of multiple procedures can be remarkable.
In the mid 1980's Microdermabrasion was developed in Italy. Several years later this technique was introduced in the US, and it rapidly grew as one of the preferred methods for skin rejuvenation, due to its combination of skin renewal with no recovery time. Microdermabrasion can be performed during the lunch hour or an hour break, and there is no recovery time so you are able to return to work and daily activities after the treatment. Because this technique is minimally invasive, repeat treatments are recommended for best results with periodic maintanence.
Microdermabrasion consists of a superficial exfoliation of the most superficial layers of the skin, the epidermis. This is accomplished by using micro-crystals that "abrade" the skin and a vacuum effect that immediately removes the superficial dead cells. This effect, combined with repeated treatments, gives the skin a healthy glow, and improves the appearance of very fine lines, rough texture and irregular pigmentation.