Microdermabrasion is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. You can benefit:
Â· Softens fine lines and wrinkles.
Â· Helps to smooth coarsely textured skin.
Â· Decreases the appearance of scarring.
Â· Decreases pore size.
Â· Reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.
Here at AHS the laser salon with Microdermabrasion technology we penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.
We have an expensive machine, the newer diamond-tip microdermabrasion.
It works by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest and hands. It gives results you can't achieve with a home microdermabrasion kit, which is basically a scrub for the face that is often too abrasive and can even irritate skin.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can achieve dramatic results, here at AHS you can trust on our expert to do the right job, they have been in the field and have years of experience.
For the best results, it is generally recommended get a series of treatments. We recommend the number that is appropriate for your skin type and condition. A typical protocal is six treatments about 10 to 14 days apart.
Because the machine can be adjusted depending on skin type and condition, even persons with sensitive skin can get a treatment from our skilled esthetician.
It is important to realize that you have taken off the outermost layer of the skin, which is also its protection, so this is not the time to go to the beach. Be careful with your skin a few days after the microdermabrasion treatment: don't do vigorous exercise and don't expose your skin to the sun. Wear a gentle physical sunscreen, even if its a cloudy day.
How Microdermabrasion Works
The crystal microdermabrasion device consists of a compressor that draws in air through a hand-held wand. When the wand touches the skin, a vacuum is created. Aluminum oxide crystals, also known as corundum (the second-hardest mineral next to diamonds) blast across the skinâ€™s surface, picking up dead surface skin cells along the way. The crystals and dead skin cells are quickly sucked up through a different tube in the same wand and go to a disposal bag.
The depth of exfoliation is controlled by the strength of the vacuum and crystal flow, which is determined by our esthetician. she makes two passes over your skin, sometimes a third if your skin is thick enough or if there is an area that needs special attention, like a scar or brown spot.
Crystal microdermabrasion can be uncomfortable, especially around the sensitive tissue of the mouth and nose, but it should not be painful.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion uses the same vacuum technology and hand-held wand, but there aren't any crystals moving through the tip. The diamond tip itself exfoliates the skin and the vacuum whisks the dead skin away. There are many different tips with various grades of roughness, and our esthetician chooses the correct one for your skin type and condition.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion is much less uncomfortable, but achieves the same results. It is also usually better for sensitive skin.
*Apply sunscreen and stay out of the sun after your treatment. Along with the dead skin cells, you have removed some of your protection.