Ask your practitioner about
Microdermabrasion for the body
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your aesthetic specialist will assess the condition of your skin and provide you with a customized treatment plan. During your treatment, your skin will be appropriately cleansed and prepared. Microdermabrasion uses a wand covered with small, natural diamond chips to physically exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing an overall smoother and brighter complexion. Afterward, your skin will be replenished and hydrated, and protected with an SPF. Microdermabrasion is very tolerable and leaves the skin looking fresh and vibrant. It also increases the efficacy of your medical grade skincare products, by boosting their absorption. Treatments typically take 30 minutes.
You are not a candidate for this treatment if you are on Accutane or other skin sensitizing medications. Your aesthetic provider will thoroughly review your health history and contraindications with you prior to treatment.
PRE TREATMENT CARE
It is important that you refrain from using retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids or any other exfoliating products one week prior to receiving this treatment. These products are chemical exfoliators, and thin the skin, which could result in over exfoliation and increased sensitivity when combined with microdermabrasion. Please avoid sun exposure prior to your treatment. Sun burned skin cannot be treated. Also avoid any aesthetic injectable services for 2 weeks prior to your appointment. You may arrive to your appointment with light makeup on, but please refrain from using heavy or waterproof eye makeup/mascara that can be difficult to remove.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Experiencing initial dryness, flaking, and a feeling of a mild sunburn is a normal result of the procedure. This is a sign your skin is repairing itself. Regular moisturizer applications are vital to replenish moisture and prevent skin from becoming dry and peeling. Use non-active products that help to nurture the skin (PLEASE ASK your practitioner for recommendation). Do not directly expose the treated area to the sun for at least 48 hours after the treatment. Use a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher every day, preferably one containing zinc or titanium dioxide, which should not irritate the skin.
Avoid touching the area following your treatment with unwashed hands. Avoid exercise that causes excessive sweating for 48 hours.
For 12 hours after: No heavy Makeup
For 24 hours after: No swimming, No facial waxing or tweezing
For 48 hours after: No sauna, sun beds or sun exposure
For 72 hours after: Do not use alpha hydroxy acid products (those containing glycolic or lactic acid), salicylic acid products, retinoids (Retin A, Renova, Dierin, Tazorac), other topical acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide
For 7 days after: No waxing, tweezing, scrubs or exfoliants, laser treatments (any kind), Botox, fillers, chemical peels (any kind)