Microdermabrasion, also known as “mechanical peeling”, is a quick, comfortable and painless treatment that renews the upper layers of the skin and helps to correct or reduce the following problems:
- Photo-aging and sun-blemishes (actinic)
- Expression lines, fine and medium-sized wrinkles
- Dehydrated or oily skin, seborrhea or asphyxiated
- Open pores
- Acne and acne scaring
Often used as a pretreatment or complementary to other interventions such as facial massage therapy, peels and platelet rich plasma. It optimizes the absorption of its active ingredients along with such procedures.
Microdermabrasion provides lasting solutions to superficial skin problems and carries no side effects: improving skin quality without causing skin to suffer.
It consists of rubbing over skin with diamond tips, which exfoliates dead skin cells painlessly, and removes dead skin cells later by suction.
Removing dead cells induces a deep natural regeneration progressively, and it also increases collagen generation. Thus, a smooth skin surfaces, and its texture and elasticity improves, moderating fine wrinkles, softening acne scars and removing surface sun-blemishes.
To get the fastest, safest and longer-lasting results, treatment is adjusted to the individual characteristics of each patient: the problem to be treated, skin type or depth of skin being treated, among other factors.
The results are immediate and obvious from the first session, but to achieve long-lasting results, it is required to program at least 3 sessions, giving 2-4 weeks between each session. As a result, upon completing full treatment the results are more visible and lasting.
Microdermabrasion sessions usually last approximately 30 minutes and the patient can return to his/her normal routine upon completion.
Also, after exfoliation, application of complementary treatments penetrate the skin more easily and deeper, therefore it is more effective. Due to this fact, we usually use microdermabrasion as pretreatment or in combination with other treatments, such as facial massage therapy, peels and platelet rich plasma.