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Microdermabrasion

WHAT IS IT?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, no-downtime procedure that uses mechanical exfoliation to remove the stratum corneum (protective barrier) and dead skin cells from the face, neck, chest and back. This allows new, healthier skin cells to surface and leaves the skin with a fresher, glowing look. Microdermabrasion treatment produces smoother, brighter skin and reduces brown pigmentation, age spots, fine lines, mild acne scars, and refined pores. It can also help improve the clogged pores of mild acne, especially those with whiteheads and blackheads. It stimulates the growth of new collagen so skin appears thicker and firmer.

HOW IS THE TREATMENT CARRIED OUT?

Men and women of any skin type or colour, with aging, flaky, dull, sun damaged skin will benefit from this procedure. Areas that are usually treated include the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms and hands. Before a special event, microdermabrasion may be done as a single treatment to give instantly smooth, glowing skin.

WHAT SHOULD BE EXPECTED AFTER TREATMENT?

Since it is milder than a light chemical peel, there is no recovery time and regular activities may be resumed immediately after the treatment.

CONDITIONS BEST FOR MIRCODERMABRASION

• You’re approaching or have arrived at middle age – As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin (two proteins that promote smooth skin), which is one reason the skin care routine of your twenties doesn’t work as well as it used to.
• You have mild acne scars or age spots – Microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of mild scars, blemishes, and age spots.
• You want smooth, glowing skin – Regular treatments keep your skin smooth and, as a bonus, a relaxing spa experience reduces stress (chronic stress is a factor in premature aging).

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