What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a quick, safe, and effective form of exfoliating the skin.  There is no downtime and virtually no discomfort associated with microdermabrasion.  .  Microdermabrasion will help the skin to appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, and fresher looking.

Who can benefit?

Men and women of any skin type or colour can benefit from microdermabrasion. Anyone with aging, dry, devitalized, blemished, dull or sun-damaged skin is a candidate. Microdermabrasion will leave your skin feeling more rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture can also be improved by microdermabrasion.

Why microdermabrasion?

Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin.  As new cells form they push their way towards the surface and dead cells settle on the surface.  This can cause enlarged, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven skin texture, and a dull appearance.  As we age, this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion is essentially powerful mechanical exfoliation with an expensive machine, generally either the original crystal microdermabrasion technology or the newer diamond-tip microdermabrasion. Silky Skin Laser and Esthetics Centre utilizes the diamond-tip microdermabrasion systems. Both work by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest and hands. Once removed, fresher and younger looking skin is revealed.

How many treatments do you need?

This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive. Generally results are more noticeable after the third treatment, although, after the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother, and softer. Usually treatments are performed every 2-4 weeks for a series of six. Maintenance treatments are suggested once every 3-6 months. If you are having laser treatments as well, treatments the usual interval is one 7-10 days prior to IPL then one 7-10 days after laser treatments. (Except for laser genesis, in which case microdermabrasion is often performed in the same treatment time).  Microdermabrasion is often done as a series in combination with laser treatments.

How long does it take?

The actual treatment takes approximately 15-40 minutes, depending on the body area being treated. The treatment includes a cleanse, mask and hand massage.

Are there any side effects?

There is minimal discomfort and little healing time, so a client can resume normal activities immediately. Immediately after a treatment one may experience a slight tingling sensation or the skin may feel tighter, as if exposed to the wind or sun. The skin may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours. It is very important after a microdermabrasion to NOT EXERCISE where perspiration is created. You will develop a slight stinging sensation that can take several hours to dissipate and could cause the skin to break out.

To find out more please call for free consultation: North 780.451.4006 or South 780.468.6698


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Edmonton, AB T6X 0J4

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