Everyone knows exfoliation is key to healthy, younger-looking skin. So, why can’t humans simply be like snakes and shed our skin when we think it’s about time? Well, that could be difficult with all the arms, legs, fingers, and the like, but that’s for a naturalist to debate. Truth is, we are shedding our skin all the time. Exfoliation just speeds up the process.
At AesthetiSpa, we like our diamond-tip microdermabrasion to help your face get rid of the outer layer of old, dull skin and impurities. We perform our microdermabrasion procedures with the DiamondTome Skin Resurfacing System. It doesn’t use crystals or other loose abrasive materials that can have adverse affects and that can contaminate the environment. Instead, the DiamondTome system gently buffs the surface of your skin with natural diamond chips. We feel this offers a gentler procedure that is just as effective as crystal microdermabrasion.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion exfoliates the dead outer layer of the epidermis. The goal is to remove this dull, dead skin, allowing the younger, more vibrant skin beneath to show itself. In crystal microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are basically sandblasted onto the face, removing the outer layer. The problem is that the crystals can’t be used around delicate areas such as the eyes and mouth.
We use diamond-tip microdermabrasion. The disposable tip exfoliates the top layer of the epidermis and the abraded skin cells are instantly vacuumed away with strong accompanying suction. Because we use the tip, we are able to use microdermabrasion to improve areas around the eyes and the mouth.
What skin issues does microdermabrasion at AesthetiSpa address?
We use microdermabrasion to improve a variety of skin problems. It…
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces sun-damaged skin
- Reduces age spots
- Reduces melasma
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Improves acne and acne scarring
- Reduces enlarged pores
- Stimulates new collagen production
How does it work?
We start your session by cleaning your skin with a special gel. Then our aesthetician slowly moves the diamond-tipped wand across your entire face, instantly vacuuming off the abraded skin cells. How much exfoliation depends on the amount of suction applied, and the number of passes made over the skin surface. The entire procedure for the face takes from 20-30 minutes. If you want to include the neck, the session can last one hour. Topical numbing is not necessary.
How many treatments do I need?
This depends on your skin and the issues involved, but generally we recommend from 6-12 treatments initially, spaced two weeks apart. After that initial improvement, one session every two to three months keeps your skin looking fresh and vibrant.
Exfoliation anyone? Call us at AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center, (843) 849-9925, and ask about our diamond tip microdermabrasion.