After years of sun exposure and the aging process take its toll on your skin, the lines, wrinkles, color changes, and texture become visible. Microdermabrasion can reduce the effects of aging and discoloration. Anyone who desires a more even complexion would be a good candidate for microdermabrasion.
Enjoy smoother skin and a more youthful appearance for all skin types. Microdermabrasion of the face, neck, and décolleté minimizes hyperpigmentation and fine lines, boosts collagen production, and smoothes scars. Noticeable results are apparent after one session and there are dramatic improvements with consecutive treatments.
Our Platinum microdermabrasion machine is the best of the best in dermatology-grade equipment. Platinum is a powerful microdermabrasion unit and works well for patients with all skin problems and severely damaged skin.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a progressive, non-invasive treatment that removes the horny (top)
layer of the skin; dead skin cells. It promotes the production of new cells in the (deepest)
layer of the dermis. It cleans pores and aids in balancing oil production. It stimulates
collagen networking to further even out skin texture and tone.
How is microdermabrasion performed?
The area is thoroughly cleansed to remove excess oils from the skin. A wand is manually
passed over the skin on the face. It gently abrades the surface while a vacuum thoroughly
cleanses the skin of impurities. The procedure lasts 15 minutes. Afterwards a soothing
toner is applied to the face, followed with a hydrating cream and sun block.
How does the treatment work?
Microdermabrasion works in two ways:
Microdermabrasion works by gently exfoliating or removing the outside layers (stratum
corneum) of the skin. The abrasive action of the wand gently removes the outer surface
layers, allowing smoother, fresher skin to be apparent.
The vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation and lymphatic flow, increasing
he blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. This helps
accelerate the skins repair process and stimulates the formation of new collagen and
elastin thereby improving skin texture and elasticity.
How often is microdermabrasion recommended?
Individual microdermabrasion treatments are recommended every two weeks. When
performed with an alternating skin care treatment, the protocol would be
microdermabrasion, followed two weeks later with an alternating treatment, followed two
weeks later with microdermabrasion. Four sessions of each treatment are recommended
depending on skin condition and concerns. Maintenance sessions should be sought to
keep skin healthy and glowing.
What are the differences in the machines that perform microdermabrasion?
There are all types of machines on the market today, although many of them are not high
quality. Microdermabrasion utilizes crystals to finely resurface superficial layers of the
Is microdermabrasion painful?
No, the treatment is performed with little discomfort and is adjusted to the client’s comfort
level. At the most, sensitive skin might experience a sensation resembling light sunburn
or windburn. After treatment, the skin has a pink glow, and you can resume your normal
activities immediately. The procedure can be done during lunch hour.
Can microdermabrasion be combined with other skin care treatments?
Yes, many protocols consists of facials, a same day treatment combination of
microdermabrasion, ultrasound and electrical therapy, followed two weeks later with a
skin rejuvenating laser treatment.
Is microdermabrasion for everyone?
Microdermabrasion is recommended for uneven granular skin, sun damage, enlarged
pores, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles, minor acne scars, and skin discoloration.
Microdermabrasion cannot be expected to remove deep wrinkles, birthmarks, or tattoos.
Microdermabrasion works on improving skin texture and restoring the skin elasticity and
clarity. A series of treatments can produce a superb antiaging result.
What are the risks of microdermabrasion?
There are not many risks associated with microdermabrasion if you are a healthy adult,
but we must consider those with skin or medical conditions. You should NOT have a
microdermabrasion treatment if you have an undiagnosed lesion, recent herpes outbreak,
warts, active weeping acne (stages 3-4), active rosacea, unstable diabetes, autoimmune
system disorders, recent laser surgery, recent start of Retin A, recent chemical peel,
recent waxing, and if prone to hyperpigmentation take precautions in lowering pressures.
What preparations should be done prior to microdermabrasion?
Stop aggressive exfoliating products 24 hrs. prior to treatment, including Retin A and
Renova. Check consent form and pre-microdermabrasion instructions.
What should be done post microdermabrasion treatment?
A moisturizer and a sunscreen are applied to the skin prior to leaving. Some redness is
expected after a treatment; however, this is not likely to persist more than a few hours.
The sensation of having a mild windburn or sunburn will also pass after a few hours.
Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days after a treatment. Stress the importance of using
a high quality sun protectant product as well as minimizing sun exposure. Exposure to
UV radiation is one of the key factors in speeding the skin aging process. Avoid AHA
products and skin exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours after treatment. Make-up may be
applied immediately after treatment, however clients may wish to experience the clean fresh
glow of your skin.
Lumiere Medical & Wellness Spa offers state-of-the-art, medical grade facial skin rejuvenation services at our medical spa, located in Orlando, FL infront the Waterford Lakes Town Center.