See the expert for Medical Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a powerful anti-aging treatment. Also known as MicroExfoliation, this treatment is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments. Its benefits are many: microdermabrasion softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion is a skin-revitalizing treatment that helps repair skin that is damaged from the sun, scars, acne and the unwanted effects of aging. At the Sherman Aesthetic Center, our well-trained nurses use gentle abrasion and vacuum to remove the dead, outer layer of skin, called the stratum corneum.
Original microdermabrasion technology, which has been around since the 80s, is called crystal microdermabrasion. It uses a wand to both spray and vacuum up aluminum oxide crystals. The latest technology is used by Sherman Aesthetic Center, the newer diamond-tip microdermabrasion, achieves the same result but with less discomfort and without the crystal residue at the end of the treatment. The diamond-tip wand removes the dead, outer layer of skin by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips, while vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a clean and controlled manner. Removing the outer layer of dead skin leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Microdermabrasion is a simple, non-invasive, no down-time procedure. Diamond-tip microdermabrasion uses vacuum technology with a hand-held wand but there are not any crystals moving through the tip. This makes the treatment more comfortable. The diamond tip itself exfoliates the skin and vacuum whisks the dead skin away.
There are many different tips with various grades of roughness, and the experienced professional nurse at Sherman Aesthetic Center chooses one for your skin type and condition. The depth of exfoliation is controlled by the strength of the vacuum, which is also determined by the nurse. Two to three passes are made over the skin focusing attention on problem areas of the skin, such as scars, skin damage and brown spots. Using the diamond-tip method makes the treatment painless and effective, giving your skin a more youthful glow.
Why Get a Microdermabrasion at the Sherman Aesthetic Center?
Microdermabrasion is a skin-revitalizing treatment that helps repair skin that is damaged from the sun, scars, acne and the unwanted effects of aging. At the Sherman Aesthetic Center, microdermabrasion is performed by a nurse with years of experience in the field of skin rejuvenation. It offers benefits to anyone who wants to improve specific skin conditions and rejuvenate the overall health and appearance of the skin.
Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion are reduction of minor to moderate early aging fine lines, minor revision of scars, improvement of sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation reduction, reduction of acne scars, age spots, extraction of blackheads and whiteheads, and rejuvenation of overall skin health.
At the Sherman Aesthetic Center, your skin is evaluated by an experienced nurse that specializes in skin care. While you may see visible results after the first treatment, lasting and more significant results will occur after 5 to 6 treatments spaced weeks apart with a maintenance treatment every two to three months.
Microdermabrasion can easily be performed on your lunch hour so you can immediately return to your normal activities. It is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for at least a few days after your treatment. A sunscreen is essential to use after microdermabrasion. Our knowledgable aesthetic nurses at the Sherman Aesthetic Center will recommend skin care products to maintain the results of your treatment.