If you are looking for microdermabrasion in Vancouver BC, read more about the benefits and options of this treatment, then contact Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic in Vancouver for a skin treatment consultation.
Contact us for information about microdermabrasion costs.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure in which the stratum corneum (dead, outermost surface of the skin) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion. Dull, damaged, aging skin is removed, revealing vibrant, smooth, even-textured skin beneath. Microdermabrasion facial treatments restore the skin to a more youthful state and stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and new skin cells.
The diamond-head microdermabrasion wand used by our clinic adds no foreign particles to your skin, eyes, or lungs, and is far less messy than other treatments that spray corrosive crystals onto the skin’s surface.
Benefits of microdermabrasion
- Little or no recuperation time
- Immediate results
- Quick “lunchtime” procedure (about 30 minutes)
- Younger looking and more evenly textured skin
(Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)
Am I a good candidate?
Most people can have microdermabrasion on a regular basis (every 1-2 weeks), however it is not recommended for people who have the following skin disorders:
- Rosacea – constant or severe redness, broken capillaries
- Dermographia – red, itchy, swollen lines appear when skin is scratched
- Active Acne
Before the treatment
You do not have to follow a pre-treatment regimen. Before the treatment begins, your face will be cleansed and the surface oil removed with an astringent or alcohol, and if you and your technician have decided to combine a light chemical peel with the treatment, it will be applied before microdermabrasion begins.
What happens during a treatment?
After the surface of your skin has been cleansed, your technician will begin using the appropriate diamond-chip heads, moving the suction wand over the skin in a quick “basket weave” pattern.
The treatment is very comfortable and feels much like a tingling massage. The heads on the wand are sloughing off the dead skin cells and the suction in the wand is removing them. Once treatment is complete, a hydrating mask and creams are applied to restore moisture to your skin.
Treatment time: approximately 30 minutes.
After the treatment
The skin may tingle for a few hours after the treatment and may be slightly pink for an hour or two, but most people can resume their routine immediately. We recommend that you don’t apply make up for one-hour post treatment, and, if you are in direct sunlight, wear high SPF sunblock.
Recovery time: No downtime required. 2 hours – 1 day for post treatment pinkness to resolve.
How many treatments will I need?
A course of 4 microdermabrasion treatments, 1-2 weeks apart is optimal, and will result in glowing, soft, smooth skin.
Other treatment options
Our Vancouver skin care and laser centre offers other treatments that improve skin tone and texture, including chemical peels and skin treatment products.
A HAPPY FACE
Shelley has always given me great service and that hasn’t changed. I’m finding that my skin just after 2 Microdermabrasions with the peel, my pores are looking smaller and my skin in general is looking finer. I have two more treatments which I look forward to and can’t wait to see how much more improvement I will see. I think I will try to continue this treatment on a regular basis. I believe it is recommended that I come in every 3 months now for this treatment once having 4 treatments close together.