Exfoliation can be a powerful tool to refine, resurface, and rejuvenate your skin. Exfoliation treatments such as microdermabrasion can be used by most people to reduce skin concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, shallow scarring, and the early visible signs of aging. Learn more about this exfoliation treatment before your initial appointment at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion is an advanced exfoliation technique that uses microcrystals to remove the uppermost layer of skin cells from the skin. In particular, this exfoliation technique focuses on the superficial layer of the epidermis called the stratum corneum where most visible skin damage can be seen, including sun damage and signs of visible aging. By removing the upper layer of dead skin cells, you can easily reveal a brighter, clearer complexion.
The microcrystals used during this treatment are applied to your skin using a handheld device. This is a gentle process that will evenly remove dead skin cells without harming the skin. During the process of the treatment, your skin’s natural rejuvenation abilities may be stimulated to increase blood flow and collagen production along with new cellular turnover.
How Long Is the Treatment?
It will usually take about 70 minutes to complete a microdermabrasion facial. The process of this exfoliation facial will involve two passes with a micronized medical-grade microcrystal handheld device, which will sterilely remove dead skin cells. After the microcrystals have been used to buff away dead skin cells, a regenerative facial treatment with an oxygen boost and green tea mask will be used to soothe the skin and stimulate new skin regeneration.
When Will You See the Results of This Facial?
Many people can see the initial results from this facial after as little as one treatment. However, like other nonsurgical aesthetic treatments, this facial will produce results gradually. This is why it may take several weeks or months for your final results to develop, particularly if your treatment plan involves multiple treatments or alternating treatments with other facial techniques.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of this exfoliation facial will usually last for around a month at a time when you start your initial treatment process. As you have additional treatments, your results will last for a few months at a time before you need a touch-up appointment. You can maximize the longevity of your results by taking good care of your skin, such as by using sunscreen every day, avoiding acne breakouts, and using powerful skincare products that can reduce the visible signs of aging.
Do You Need Multiple Treatments?
Most people will need multiple treatments to see ideal results. The number of treatments necessary to reduce the visible signs of aging, sun damage, and minor acne scarring will depend on the precise condition of your skin, your age, and how well you respond to this exfoliation technique. The number of treatments you need for your skin rejuvenation goals may also depend on other facial treatments you are using with this one.
What Other Facials Can Be Used With This One?
Because this is a non-invasive aesthetic facial, there are several other facial techniques that can be paired together to more effectively address moderate concerns such as dark spots, sun spots, blemishes, sun damage, discoloration, post and inflammatory hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory erythema, dry skin, rough skin, and acne-related concerns. Some of the most common facials that are paired well with this treatment include:
Still Waters Classic Facial
The Still Waters Classic Facial is a 50-minute treatment that includes several steps to pamper and rejuvenate your skin. Some of the steps involved with this facial include a dermal sauna, pore cleansing, enzyme exfoliation, and poor extraction as needed. Along with toning and hydrating the skin, a massage for the neck, shoulders, chest, hands, arms, feet, and scalp is included with this facial.
Combining different exfoliation facials during the same appointment can enhance your results, particularly if you have moderate to severe concerns such as sun damage. To get the most effective results, it can be a good idea to combine a Dermaplane Facial with a Microdermabrasion Facial. While derma planing will remove vellus hairs and skin cells, a microcrystal exfoliating facial will buff away deeper patches of discoloration to promote a more evenly-toned complexion.
A HydraFacial is a specialized treatment process that cleanses, extracts, and deeply hydrates the skin to reduce a variety of skin concerns. The combination of powerful antioxidants, peptides, and specialized acids can resurface and restore skin. A HydraFacial can be boosted with other treatments, such as LED light therapy, or additional steps, such as lymphatic drainage.
Vitamin C Facial
For patients who have pigmentation concerns, particularly sun damage from the hot Florida sun, a Vitamin C Facial can be immensely effective. A Vitamin C Facial applies antioxidants that fight free radical damage in the skin, which can reverse the signs of aging. Vitamin C is well known for exfoliating the skin, protecting the skin barrier, and increasing collagen production. When combined with effective sun protection skincare products at home, this facial can reverse many of the visible signs of aging.
Patients who are concerned about dry skin and visible signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles, can benefit from a Collagen Facial. A Collagen Facial uses marine-soluble collagen, rich proteins, and hydrating creams to intensely moisturize the skin. This triple-layer mask facial will revive the skin to relieve the troubling symptoms of skin dehydration while also providing proteins to the skin that can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and other textural irregularities.
Deep Pore Facial
People who have acne-prone skin can benefit by combining an exfoliation technique with a Deep Pore Facial. The Deep Pore Facial is designed to remove pore congestion that contributes to acne breakouts. By removing excess sebum, whiteheads, and blackheads, it’s much easier to control acne breakouts in the future. The Deep Pore Facial is formulated with exfoliating enzymes that remove skin impurities and balance oil production for oily skin types.
Glycolic Retexturing Facial
Patients who have concerns about skin texture can benefit from combining an exfoliation technique with a Glycolic Retexturing Facial. Using clinical strength glycolic acid can purify and gently exfoliate the skin to turn over new skin cells and eliminate pore congestion. Another benefit of glycolic acid is the ability to hydrate, smooth, and revitalize the skin to correct sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Microdermabrasion is a highly customizable facial that can be used to address skin concerns for people of all skin tones, skin types, and skin conditions. The best candidates for this treatment have generally healthy skin and are at low risk for developing skin irritation. Skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and sun damage are all compatible with the treatment technique.
To ensure you are a good match for this exfoliation technique, you will need to schedule a consultation appointment. During your consultation, we will perform a skin analysis to identify any superficial skin concerns you may have. We will also need to gather information about the medications and supplements you are currently taking, at-home skin care products you use, and any other information that may impact the results of your treatment.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate?
Although most people are compatible with this facial, there are many others who may not be able to use this exfoliation technique due to skin or health conditions. Women who are currently pregnant may not be able to safely use this treatment. Other people who are not good candidates for this facial include people who have active skin damage from sores, warts, and sunburns, as well as people who have skin conditions such as rosacea.
If you have a history of bleeding disorders or the development of keloid scars, you are also generally not compatible with treatment. Patients who are taking certain medications, including acne medications such as Accutane and thinning blood medications, may not be able to use this treatment.
Rejuvenate and Refresh Your Complexion With Microdermabrasion
Skin that is challenged by sun damage or textural irregularities can reduce your self-confidence. Fortunately, adding professional exfoliation treatments to your skincare routine can rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. This exfoliation technique uses microcrystals to remove dead skin cells that are causing your superficial skin concerns. Get in touch with Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL to schedule your skin analysis today.