What is Microdermabrasion? What does Microdermabrasion do? What are the types of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is mechanical exfoliation in which the uppermost layer of dead skin cells are
removed. There are two techniques of performing microdermabrasion - crystal and diamond-tip.
Crystal microdermabrasion uses a wand to both spray and vacuum up minute aluminum oxide crystals.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion achieves the same results with less discomfort and without the crystal residue at the end of the treatment.
At Beauology we use the diamond-tip technique for Microdermabrasion in Fremont CA.
Is Microdermabrasion safe? Are there any Microdermabrasion risks?
Microdermabrasion must not be confused with Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is done in the doctor's office
and may involve anesthesia.
Microdermabrasion is less aggressive than Dermabrasion and does not involve anesthesia. Microdermabrasion
gently removes outer layer of the skin and is thus very safe when performed by a licensed and knowledgeable
What is Microdermabrasion good for?
Microdermabrasion is easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments.
It softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the
appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation,
also known as age spots.
Microdermabrasion makes high-tech skin care products penetrate into the deeper
layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.
How often should Microdermabrasion be done?
For the best results we recommended a series of microdermabrasion treatments based on your
skin type and condition. A typical protocal is six treatments about 10 to 14 days apart.
With Microdermabrasion there is less down time than with dermabrasion.
Skin is temporarily pink but fully recovers within 24 hours.
Does Microdermabrasion hurt?
Crystal microdermabrasion can be uncomfortable, especially around the sensitive tissue of
the mouth and nose, but it should not be painful.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion uses similar vacuum technology and hand-held wand as crystal
microdermabrasion, but there aren't any crystals moving through the tip. The diamond tip
itself exfoliates the skin and the vacuum whisks the dead skin away. The diamond tips of the wand
vary in shape and roughness. The esthetician chooses the right tip for your skin type and condition.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion is much less uncomfortable and achieves the same results.
Can Microdermabrasion be done on acne skin? Does microdermabrasion work for acne scars?
Microdermabrasion makes subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring.
It is not effective for deeper problems such as scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or deep acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is generally not recommended on acne skin. Consult with our Esthetician to may your choice.
Can Microdermabrasion be done on the body and not just the face? How about back microdermabrasion? Or microdermabrasion on legs?
Microdermabrasion is commonly done on face, chest, and hands. As microdermabrasion is gentle it can be applied to other
areas of the body if found effective in producing the desired results.
Does Microdermabrasion help with blackheads?
Microdermabrasion is effective against black heads as it removes the dead skin cells from the
top surface of the skin. Some stubborn blackheads may need to be removed as part of extractions during the facial.
Is Microdermabrasion effective for hyper-pigmentation?
Yes, Microdermabrasion reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.
What is Microdermabrasion recovery time?
With Microdermabrasion skin is temporarily pink but fully recovers within 24 hours.
Is Microdermabrasion effective for wrinkles?
Yes, Microdermabrasion softens fine lines and wrinkles.
Is Microdermabrasion effective for rosacea skin?
Microdermabrasion is not recommended on rosacea skin. It will aggravate rosacea skin.
How long does Microdermabrasion treatment last?
At Beauology a Microdermabrasion treatment typically lasts 45 minutes.