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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion

What It Is

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that improves wrinkles, skin texture and colour by exfoliating the top layer of the skin. A Diamond Tome Wand and fine crystals remove the dead skin revealing a smoother and vibrant complexion. With microdermabrasion, the tissue beneath the surface of the skin is also stimulated, resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance.

Microdermabrasion is a great option for those who would like to fight aging signs and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This type of facial is effective in the removal of the top layers of the skin that contain old and dead skin cells along with clogged pores, revealing the newer, younger skin underneath.Microdermabrasion facials help improve your overall skin health because it works to stimulate the blood flow to the top layers of the skin, which will help in the regeneration of healthy cells. The Diamond Tome Wand provides physical exfoliation that resurfaces the skin for a glowing, soft, and radiant complexion.

Ideal before a special event or as a program for overall skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion is non-invasive, painless and requires no downtime from work or social activities. It is performed in the comfort of our private cosmetic surgery clinic in Mississauga.

Treatment Areas

Microdermabrasion can be completed on many places on the body, including the face, neck, chest, hands, and feet. Furthermore, the facial can deliver many benefits to treat a wide range of skin conditions that include dryness, oiliness, anti-aging, and smoothing out the skin to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other forms of discolouration.

How to Prepare

In preparation of your microdermabrasion treatment, avoid undergoing other facial treatments that may irritate the skin. Because microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the top layers of the skin, undergoing other treatments before your session can sensitize your skin, which can lead to discomfort or irritation. This includes chemical peels, facials, waxing, laser treatments, and electrolysis. Make sure to discuss any treatments that you’ve had recently with a member of the McLean Clinic team during your consultation.

How It Works

The microdermabrasion facial will begin with a thorough cleanse to remove surface makeup oil, dirt, and debris. Then, the microdermabrasion handpiece will be applied to the skin and will slowly move across the treatment area. You will feel a suction or vacuum sensation, which is the exfoliating process that removes the top layers of the skin and eliminating dead skin cells. The procedure takes between 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and you will instantly notice smoother, softer, more radiant skin with results that will gradually increase as the days go on.

Results

If you’re looking to give your skin a boost, microdermabrasion is the answer. This facial offers benefits to anyone who wants to improve and rejuvenate the overall health and appearance of their skin.

  • Reverses mild sun damage
  • Reduces mild to moderate acne scarring
  • Reduces age spots
  • Minimizes blotchy skin colouring
  • Allows topical skin care products to work more effectively
  • Reduces pore size
  • Smoother and even application of makeup

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and can be combined with chemical peels and photorejuvenation to further enhance results.

Improving your skin’s health can involve a variety of approaches. During your complimentary consultation, our Skin Care Specialist will design an individual skin rejuvenating program tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. Microdermabrasion can be performed alone and is often combined with epidermal peels and laser therapy. Cost-effective package prices are also available. To learn more about microdermabrasion call us at 866-731-0431 or request an appointment to book your free consultation.

Aftercare and Recovery

Immediately afterwards, you will notice that your skin is soft, smooth, and radiant. These results will continue to improve in the days and weeks going forward and you will begin to notice improvements in brown spots, fine lines, and overall skin tone and texture. For dramatic, long-lasting results, patients will need to commit to a series of treatments required as well as the aftercare to ensure the skin is being properly protected.

Because this facial exfoliates the top layer of skin and reveals the newer, younger skin underneath, it is imperative that patients apply sunscreen to the treatment area on a daily basis. This will protect the new skin from the potential damage that exposure to UV rays can cause and will help prolong your results. Our skin care team at McLean Clinic will provide you with all the important details you need to know about follow-up care and recovery to ensure the healing process is as seamless as possible.

Potential Complications

There is essentially zero downtime associated with a microdermabrasion. Our patients are able to return to work and all of their normal activities right after their procedure and you will notice softer, smoother skin immediately with an improvement in the results as the days and weeks go by. You should not experience any major side effects and there are no activity restrictions following this facial, although we always recommend avoiding tanning beds and exposure to the sun for at least 1 month post treatment. This will help protect the skin and preserve your results.

Microdermabrasion is a very safe and gentle facial treatment option, but there is the potential for mild side effects such as sensitivity, peeling, bruising, or flushing.

Myths and Facts

If you’re afraid of undergoing a microdermabrasion treatment because you think it will be unbearably painful, you can rest assured that microdermabrasion is almost painless! It is non-invasive and great for all skin types, including sensitive skin. No anesthesia is required and many patients are not bothered by the feeling of the handpiece going over the skin, which essentially feels like tiny sand particles running down the face. Almost all of our patients find this very tolerable and not painful at all.


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