Like many people today, I live a very stressful life and when I am not at work, I am always busy caring for my two young children. One day, I decided to get a massage at a local spa to ease my sore, aching muscles. Once I entered the salon, I realized they had a great half-day package deal that also included a manicure, pedicure, and a body wrap. I decided to go for the package and I found the experience very relaxing. My stress virtually melted away and I now take time to visit the spa every month to enjoy the package. I am eager to share my experiences with salons and spas with others who want to learn more about what they have to offer on my new blog!
Microdermabrasion treatments are one of the more popular med spa services. They can treat a number of facial skin problems, such as excess pigmentation, wrinkles, and acne, and there is no long downtime.
Microdermabrasion treatments can be done in different ways, and your spa may have more than one option for you to choose from. Here's a look at what microdermabrasion does and what you might expect from a treatment.
What Microdermabrasion Treatments Do
These treatments are similar to sanding your face. However, the treatments are not harsh or painful. An abrasive substance is used to sand off the top surface of your skin. This reveals fresh clear skin once the dead skin cells are gone. There are a couple of ways to do this skin treatment. One uses a diamond head on the end of a wand and the other uses crystals.
If your practitioner uses crystal microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are blasted against your skin to scour off the surface layer of cells. At the same time, suction is applied that sucks the dead skin cells and used crystals and collects them for disposal.
With the diamond-tip microdermabrasion, the practitioner moves the tip over your face like it's sandpaper so the dead surface skin is removed. This also has suction on during the treatment that pulls debris away from your face.
What Type Of Results You Get
You should notice an immediate difference in your skin once the treatment is over. Your skin should be smoother, discolorations should be minimized, and you may notice reduced acne and wrinkles. You may need a few treatments spaced a couple of weeks apart to get the final results you seek since this is not an aggressive treatment that removes deep skin.
What To Expect With Recovery
A nice benefit of microdermabrasion is that there is no downtime. This is an easy med spa service to receive since it isn't painful and you can resume your usual activities right after. The doctor or esthetician may recommend a skincare routine and skincare products for you to use for a few weeks so your skin stays hydrated.
You'll need to avoid the sun, so wearing sunscreen after your med spa session is important. If you'll have other med spa services as well, you may be advised to wait until all of your dermabrasion treatments have been completed. Your esthetician will give you full instructions for skincare and information about when to return for your next treatment if you want to get one.Share
16 December 2022