Microdermabrasion

Crystal Free

What is Microdermabrasion?

  • It is a quick, safe, effective form of exfoliation for all skin types and colours with no downtime and no pain or discomfort
  • It has been available in Europe since the late 1980’s
  • Skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, fresher and younger looking
  • Microdermabrasion is NOT the same as dermabrasion
    • Dermabrasion is a much more aggressive procedure, whereas microdermabrasion is much more gentle
  • Crystal microdermabrasion systems are the traditional treatment of choice and rely on tiny crystals that are gently applied onto the skin to perform the exfoliating process
  • Crystal-Free microdermabrasion systems operate without the need for crystals
    • The exfoliation process occurs when an exfoliating tip which makes contact with the skin
  • In both crystal and Crystal-Free microdermabrasion systems the dead skin cells are gently removed away from the face, neck, arms and any area that is treated
  • Everyone – men and women of any skin type or colour
  • Skin that is:
    • Aging
    • Congested
    • Flaky
    • Dry
    • Devitalized
    • Thickened
    • Blemished
    • Dull
    • Sun damaged
    • Can be rejuvenated and refreshed
  • Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved
  • Even normal skin can be made to look fresher with a warm glow
  • The most common areas that are treated are the face and neck
  • In addition we can treat the:
    • Chest
    • Shoulders
    • Back
    • Hands
    • Knees
    • Elbows
    • Any body area can be treated
  • Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin
  • As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface
  • This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance
  • As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance
  • No, Microdermabrasion is NOT the same as Dermabrasion
  • Dermabrasion is a much more aggressive procedure which has to be done in an operating room, whereas Microdermabrasion is much gentler and can be performed in the office
  • This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive
  • Generally results are more noticeable after the third treatment
  • After the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother and softer for some clients
  • Usually treatments are performed every 4 weeks, but can be done more frequently
  • A typical course of treatment is a series of six microdermabrasion sessions
  • Maintenance treatments are suggested once every one to one and a half months
  • The actual treatment usually takes 30-40 minutes, depending on the body area
  • One may experience a slight tingling, and afterward the skin may feel tighter, as if exposed to the wind or sun
  • The skin may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours

Cautions:

  • If you suffer with cold sores, you should be cold sore free prior to a treatment to avoid the risk of them spreading
  • You need to discuss with the technician if you have any of these conditions: rosacea, dermatitis, skin cancers, easy bruising, Hepatitis C, AIDS, or are on blood thinners or Accutane
  • If you use Retin A products or any skin care products that irritate the skin you should stop them for at least 2-3 days before and do not restart until 2-3 days after a treatment
  • Even though there is no danger if you are pregnant, we do not treat pregnant women
  • There is no danger if you are nursing
  • For One week before and after your treatment please stop using the following treatments and products:
    • Electrolysis, waxing, depilatories, masks, other Glycolic or Lactic Treatments or Dermabrasion
    • Tretinoin (Vitamin A Acid creams) and Glycolic Acids
    • Loofa or other types of sponges
  • Be sure to inform your doctor of:
    • Allergies
    • History of sensitive skin, eczema, lupus or other autoimmune disease
    • Current medications
    • History of sun sensitivity
  • If you are planning to have Injections for wrinkles, or laser hair removal, it is recommended to have those 24 hours apart from a Microdermabrasion
  • Probably the single biggest advantage that microdermabrasion has over alternative skin treatments is that a microdermabrasion patient can return to normal daily activities after receiving the treatment
  • Many other skin treatments used for the same skin conditions involve post-treatment swelling and require days off work
  • This makes microdermabrasion an ideal treatment for people wanting improved skin without disrupting their daily life over it
  • At your first visit a Microdermabrasion technician will provide a free consultation
  • During the consultation she will discuss the benefits of Microdermabrasion, explain the procedure and benefits to you and answer any questions that you may have
  • Furthermore she will explain how the procedure works and how many treatments you will need, and provide you with a price quote
  • She will also ask you a series of questions to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to determine your skin type and sensitivity
  • After your FREE consultation the technician will call in Dr. Vignjevic
    • He will assess your skin type and whether Microdermabrasion would be suitable for you
    • In addition, he will answer any further questions that you may have
    • You cannot be treated by the technician unless you are assessed by Dr. Vignjevic first
  • If you decide to go ahead with a treatment, photographs will be taken of the treatment area
    • These photographs are strictly for your chart and will not be released or used without your permission
    • Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us
  • The technician will cleanse your face making sure that all makeup is properly removed prior to your treatment
    • It is not necessary to remove mascara, lip stick or lip liner
  • The technician will place a surgical cap over your hair and ears
  • You will lie down on your back on a treatment bed
  • Prior to your microdermabrasion, the technician will offer you an optional enzyme mask to increase the benefits of your treatment.\
  • Masks of this type help the subsequent treatment loosen and remove dead, devitalized skin cells.
  • The technician will place a fresh, sterilized tip onto the handpiece of the microdermabrasion machine
  • The machine is then turned on and its setting will be adjusted for your skin type
  • The technician moves the small sterilized hand piece over your skin in short sweeping motions
  • This is done in up to 4 directions on each part of the face
  • Extra treatment may be done to stubborn areas
  • You may feel a gentle suction on your skin and a slight gritty feeling as the rough tip removes a thin layer of dead skin cells
  • There is no bleeding, pain, needles or cutting with this procedure
  • After the microdermabrasion is completed, the technician uses a soft, damp cloth to remove any residual skin cells
  • A soothing or calming mask is then applied onto the skin to help calm any redness to to hydrate the skin
  • Finally, sunscreen is applied, and the treatment is complete
  • You will be provided with a booklet of after-care instructions and the technician will recommend specific products to take care of your skin after the treatment
  • You may apply makeup 3 to 4 hours after your treatment
  • Avoid abrasive sponges for 1 week after your treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • DO NOT pick, peel, scrape, scratch or wax your skin
  • If your skin is dry use moisturizer as many times a day as you like
  • If you develop a cold sore, let Dr. Vignjevic know this immediately as it could spread into the area of the treatment
  • It is very important NOT to EXERCISE for 24 hours after a treatment
    • Perspiration will produce a stinging sensation on newly treated skin which can take several hours to dissipate
  • Medical Facials, Eye Lash Enhancing Treatments, Chemical Peels, Mineral Makeup, Injections for Wrinkles and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Fotofacials) can be successfully combined with microdermabrasion
  • Medical Facials
    • This is a clinical facial, using pharmaceutical grade products by our qualified staff
    • This is a relaxing, enjoyable treatment which leaves the skin silky and hydrated
    • Recommended for:
      • Dehydration
      • Photodamage (sun damage)
      • Aging Skin
      • Acne
      • Dull Skin
      • Skin that needs rejuvenation
      • To learn more about medical facials, please click here
  • Eye Lash Enhancing Treatments which help your own lashes to grow:
    • Longer
    • Thicker
    • Fuller
    • Darker
    • To learn more about Eye Lash Enhancing treatments, please click here
  • Chemical Peels (Lactic and Lactic with Retinoic Boost) help to:
    • Unclog pores
    • Improve skin tone
    • Remove devitalized and dead skin cell
    • Give the skin a fresh glow
    • To learn more about Chemical Peels, please click here
  • Mineral Makeup Consultations and Colour Matching
    • I am pleased to offer high quality makeup in my office which includes:
      • Sheer to Flawless coverage foundation (cream, liquid and powder)
      • Eye shadows
      • Eye liners
      • Lip sticks
      • Lip glosses
      • Blushes
      • Bronzers
      • Professional makeup tools (natural bristle brushes, lash curlers)
    • To learn more about our Hypoallergenic Mineral Makeup, please click here
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Fotofacial, Photofacial) treats:
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Background red skin tones
    • Brown freckling
    • Shrinks pores
    • Improves sun damage
    • Increases collagen in the skin
    • All of these lead to smoother, younger looking skin and reduced redness at the same time
    • To learn more about IPL(Intense Pulsed Light Fotofacials), please click here
  • Injections for Wrinkles treat and improve:
    • Frown lines
    • Forehead lines
    • Crow’s Feet
    • Bunny Lines (on the nose)
    • Smoker’s lines
  • No, a referral is not necessary
  • You can phone the office directly to set up a free consultation with one of our staff members
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  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office

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