What Are Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments?

A common question at the Jessa Skin spa in San Rafael, CA is what are microdermabrasion facial treatments?  Followed by: will microdermabrasion make an immediate difference to my skin? Used for removing clogged pores, anti-aging, dark spots and wrinkles, microdermabrasion is often referred to as an “instant facelift” without using the toxic ingredients found in Botox, chemical peels and surgical procedures.

Here are three things you need to know about microdermabrasion:

1. How Microdermabrasion Works

Microdermabrasion is a technique that buffs away the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin (epidermis) to reach the top layer of skin (stratum corneum) where wrinkles and blemishes form.  Microdermabrasion essentially zaps the imperfections where they are forming and encourages that layer of skin to produce healthy, new skin cells.  The skin appears smooth, rejuvenated and youthful.

While there are many microdermabrasion products on the market to be used at home, we do not advise using them.  Most of the products are ineffective.  It will be frustrating to spend the money and receive limited results.  In a professional spa, trained technicians use a specialized tool to bring all the impurities to the surface.

At Jessa Skin, we use Diamond Microdermabrasion which is a crystal-free option that uses a diamond headed tip for precise, safe removal of dead skin cells. A vacuum gently lifts the skin, flushing out toxins and stimulating collagen and elastin.  We then follow that with an organic aloe cucumber mask, the flow of 95% pure oxygen and a moisturizer. This dynamic duo is proven to be clinically effective in treating: dry skin, oily skin; fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation and acne prone skin. The best part of the Diamond Microdermabrasion treatment is that there isn’t any downtime!

2. How To Receive the Best Results from Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatments work best in a series.   You don’t need the series often; just once or twice a year.  We recommend the series include six treatments spaced a week apart.   The best time of year for microdermabrasion series are: Winter, Spring and Fall.  We do not recommend completing the series in the Summer.

3. What To Do in Between Treatments

After the series,  it is best to schedule one microdermabrasion treatment per month to keep up with the maintenance.  Microdermabrasion treatments can be added to any facial service at Jessa Skin for a small fee.  Depending on what your skin care goals are (acne, anti aging, etc.), your esthetician will recommend a daily skincare routine that is ideal for your skin.  There is no ”one size fits all” when it comes to skin care.   A Jessa Skin each product, facial and treatment is customized to fit your individual needs.

For more information on microdermabrasion and for a consultation, please contact our spa at 415-342-3413.

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