With age, fine cheek lines only get worse, just like pigment irregularities and enlarged, clogged pores. Want to do something about it? Check out Microdermabrasion!
Virtually painless, microdermabrasion leaves little or no redness after treatment, restoring your skin's youthfulness and resilience in less than an hour. It is so gentle that, in fact, the procedure does not interfere with many other types of skin treatments!
The Basal Cell layer exists in the top layer of skin, known as the epidermis. This layer is responsible for the creation of new skin cells. Over a period of about 28 days, these newly formed skin cells make their way to the very top of the skin (stratum corneum). However, it generally takes another two to three weeks for old skin cells to shed so that the new cells are revealed.
This time outline for the skin renewal process may change depending on the age and overall health of an individual. It can be much faster for a child and unfortunately, much longer for someone older or whose health is compromised.
Skin treatments like Microdermabrasion and chemical peel help expedite the skin renewal process by removing old skin cells that suffocate the fresh layer of skin.
Microdermabrasion at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic mechanically peels fine layers of skin, removing all grime and dead cells that collect on the skin's top layer. It stimulates the cell renewal process therefore stimulating collagen production.The technology available at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is the result of the collective experience of international leaders in skin care and general physicians, combined with advanced engineering technology. Even those patients with the lowest of pain thresholds find that microdermabrasion is virtually painless!
While many other treatments of this nature are not suitable for every skin shade and type, the technology we offer is suitable for all.
As with many other treatments, the best results are achieved when a series of microdermabrasion procedures are scheduled. The removal of varying depths of epidermal layers in this safe and controlled manner will enhance the dramatic long term results of microdermabrasion at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic.
What problems can be targeted by Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is suitable for men and women who have discolourations, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, or enlarged clogged pores on the skin. Microdermabrasion gently removes the dirt, grime and dead skin cells which suffocate the top layers of the skin, thereby revealing the smooth and even complexion underneath. The area that is most often treated is the face, however the neck, chest, hands, back and feet can also be targeted effectively. With a series of sessions, the procedure may also reduce oily or dry skin.
What problems cannot be targeted by Microdermabrasion?
Tattoos can not be removed, as well as deep wrinkles and scars. At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, some of the most common problems our patients target with photorejuvenation include fine wrinkles and blemishes/hyperpigmentation.
Who is a good candidate?
Men and women alike may experience the skin rejuvenating properties of Microdermabrasion. All skin types and shades may be treated effectively. Microdermabrasion is great for anyone whose skin is thick and dull, or plagued with blemishes or clogged pores. Any shade of skin can be treated. However, women should undergo treatment after their menstrual cycle, when their skin is less sensitive. Consult a medical professional to ensure Microdermabrasion is appropriate for your skin and the problem you'd like treated.
Who is not a good candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is not designed to treat moles or warts. Those with autoimmune disorders, active Rosacea and are experiencing a herpes outbreak cannot be treated as well. Microdermabrasion is not suitable when used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenating techniques, such as laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels.
Tell me more about the procedure...
After the skin is cleaned, the device is used in the desired area. Then, the skin is treated with a calming toner and cream. The entire procedure lasts under an hour, depending on the number of areas requiring correction. Sessions for most patients last about 30-45 minutes. Following treatment, the skin is sensitive to sun exposure. As a result, a sunblock is also applied to protect the skin.
What is recovery like?
After the procedure, your skin will be sensitive to touch and sun exposure. It may also feel tight. The treated area will be smoother, the complexion more even-toned. Although the skin will be sensitive, you may return to work immediately afterwards. Your medical aesthetician may recommend skincare products to assist in recovery. Do not exfoliate the treated area a few days following the procedure, use a good sunblock (or wear protective clothing) and be gentle when cleansing. Some degree of flaking may occur. Excessive perspiration may irritate the treated area.
How many treatments will I require?
Many patients can see an improvement after a single treatment however you may need more than one treatment for the desired amount of correction. The best results are achieved after the completion of a series of treatments. Talk to our patient consultant to determine how many you may require.