HLC Med - Microdermabrasion
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Microdermabrasion - Diamond Tip or Crystal

Microdermabrasion applies a highly controlled stream of fine crystals or a diamond chip embedded tip plus suction to the surface layer of skin. This gentle abrasion and suctioning works to remove dead skin cells, unblock clogged pores, smooth the appearance of facial lines, stretch marks and minor scars, plus reduce the appearance of blemishes and uneven skin tones.

Suction massages deeper layers of skin – stimulating healthy circulation and allowing oxygen-rich blood to flow more freely near the skin’s surface to feed and repair unhealthy cells. The Microderm treatment is noninvasive, painless and takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

Most people only feel minimal tingling during the procedure, and the skin may appear slightly pink for 24 – 48 hours after treatment. Microderm is suitable for most all skin types, for people of all ages. You can expect microdermabrasion to leave your skin feeling smoother, softer, and fresher with a healthy, youthful glow.



How does the microdermabrasion system work?

The crystal microderm uses crystals which are swept across the skin at high velocity within a treatment tip.  The crystals abrade the stratum corneum of the epidermis uniformly so that the surface of the skin is “polished” and smoothed; it is like a microscopic exfoliation which leaves the skin “glowing”.  The machine is a closed circuit system, so the patient is not exposed to used crystals.  The crystals flow from the closed bottle through the tubing, treatment tip, and is returned into a used crystals receptacle with HEPA filtration.

How often are treatments done?

Microderm treatments can be done 7-10 days apart for a basic microdermabrasion program.  Usually 5-7 treatments are done to improve skin reflectance, tone and texture.  

Can the Treatment be utilized for acne?

The microderm is a wonderful adjunct to acne therapy because keratin clumping in pores contributes to comedone development.  Regular microdermabrasion keeps the pores unplugged and helps to prevent new acne lesions. In certain stages of acne microdermabrasion should not be used. It is an optimum treatment for adults with acne scarring.

How do patients tolerate Microderm treatment?

The procedure is very tolerable; most patients describe a light “scratchy” sensation as the crystals are swept across the skin.  They may appear slightly pink or flushed post-treatment for a short period of time.  A full face microdermabrasion takes about 20-25 minutes.