A non-invasive anti-aging treatment designed to correct numerous skin conditions while creating healthy, vital skin. Microfine crystals exfoliate the outer layers of the epidermis and stimulate cellular regeneration. This treatment improves texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pore size, and evens pigmentations making your skin glow.
For best results, a series of treatments are recommended. Treatments may be spaced 7-14 days apart initially.
|The Microdermabrasion Peeling system gradually abrades epidermal cells to treat a vast range of skin imperfections with immediate results. It is especially effective for skin aging. The powerful peeling action triggers the skin’s repair mechanism to produce healthy epidermal tissue growth, improving skin tone and elasticity.|
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Q. What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a progressive, non-invasive treatment that propels natural mineral crystals onto the surface of the skin for gentle epidermal abrasion that reveals newer, healthier, younger skin.
Q. How does the treatment work?
Microdermabrasion works in two ways: 1.) Correction – The speed of the crystal flow causes an abrasive action that gently removes the surface layers of the skin, allowing smoother, fresher skin to emerge; and 2.) Stimulation – The vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation, increasing the blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. It also stimulates formation of new collagen and elastin to improve skin texture and elasticity.
Q. Is it painful?
The treatment is performed with little discomfort. At the most, sensitive patients might experience a slight sensation resembling a light sunburn. After treatment, the skin has a pink glow, and you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. The procedure can be done during lunch hour.
Q. Which skin problems can be treated?
This system gradually abrades epidermal cells to treat a vast range of skin problems: 1.) Sun-damaged skin; 2.) Uneven and granular skin; 3.) Fine lines and wrinkles; 4.) Enlarged pores; 5.) Blackheads and acne; 6.) Superficial scars; and 7.) Some stretch marks.
Q. Is it safe?
Microdermabrasion peeling offers a gentler alternative to more traumatic resurfacing treatments. It does not involve trauma or bleeding. The treatment is executed slowly and progressively, removing only superficial layers of the epidermis to reveal a youthful complexion and glow. Your therapist has total control and works under the strictest hygiene standards, using sterile, disposable treatment nozzles to ensure your safety.
Q. How long does it take?
Each treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
Age and skin condition determine the number of treatments required to achieve optimum result. For most skin disorders, a minimum of six treatments is recommended. Results can be seen in both the texture and the appearance of the skin after just one session. An initial series of treatments, combined with maintenance sessions, will result in better skin quality and may postpone the first lifting treatments for some years.
Q. Can microdermabrasion be used on the body?
There are virtually no areas of the body that would not benefit from microdermabrasion. When used in the exfoliation mode, it can be performed on the entire face, neck, and neckline, with a second sweep on any areas of hyperpigmentation or with textural irregularities.
Alternative Health Associates does not refund individual or package purchases.
Unused packages may be applied toward other offered products and services.
For younger skin we offer an express treatment that concentrates on problem areas.
In addition to the regular Aluminum Oxide Crystals, we also offer Organic Grains for sensitive clients. Please specify at time of booking whether you want Organic Grains.