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Microdermabrasion

What is Microdermabrasion?

When you hear the word abrasion, it may not sound like something you’d want to do to your face, or any part of your body, for that matter. But add micro, and now we’re talking about one of the most effective ways to minimize the signs of aging, and help you regain your bright, smooth, youthful skin. Your skin sloughs off old cells every day. However, aging slows down this process, which means dead skin sits on your face longer than it used to. This makes your complexion appear dull. Microdermabrasion speeds up this natural process by essentially “sanding” the top layer of your skin, removing dead skin cells, and revealing new, healthier skin underneath. At TCC, we perform traditional microdermabrasion, as well as the triply effective “wet” form, SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® treatment.

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How is Microdermabrasion Performed?

First, we invite you to come in for a consultation so our professional aesthetician can examine your skin, discuss your concerns with you, and make a recommendation for treatment.

The microdermabrasion treatment is like getting an intense facial. Your aesthetician will first gently cleanse your skin. Then, the microdermabrasion is performed using a small, handheld device that uses aluminum oxide crystals to "sand" off the uppermost layer of your skin, removing dead skin cells, and revealing new, smoother skin underneath.

Although your concern may appear in just one area of your face—for example, age spots on your forehead—the microdermabrasion procedure will be performed on your entire face to maintain an even skin tone. Your aesthetician will then treat your skin with a calming toner, a moisturizing cream, and a sunblock.

Treatment sessions usually last about 30 to 45 minutes. The time required will depend on the extent of your skin condition, the number of areas to be treated, and the sizes of those areas.

Some skin conditions may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. Most patients see full results after four to six treatments, each performed about two weeks apart. However, you should see noticeable improvement after just one session.

The most common side effects of microdermabrasion are a temporarily pink or reddish skin tone, a feeling of tightness, and sun sensitivity, so be sure to wear sunscreen after your treatment (and always). Also, do not exfoliate your skin for a few days following the microdermabrasion procedure. There is no downtime required, and you will be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately following each session.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion can:
  • Clear cellular debris, and smooth bumpy, uneven skin
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimize the appearance of acne scars
  • Minimize the appearance of pores
  • Minimize the appearance of sun damage
  • Stimulate the natural production of collagen in the skin in the long-term, making the skin look more youthful, smooth, soft and healthy
Most patients seek microdermabrasion for the face, but the procedure can also be performed on the hands, neck, back, feet, and décolletage.

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Come in to meet with our aesthetician and discuss your skin concerns. We’ll answer all your questions about microdermabrasion and SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®, and make a treatment recommendation that’s best for you.

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What is SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®?

While traditional microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for most skin types, it can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. In addition, it sometimes leaves the skin dry, meaning more maintenance is required afterward to rehydrate the skin. The SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® system is a particle-free, wet form of microdermabrasion that combines a gentle mechanical abrasion of the skin with an infusion of professional-strength, topical solutions tailored to your particular skin condition. We offer this system at TCC because it performs three essential functions simultaneously:
  • Exfoliation Rather than blasting the skin with coarse crystals, the SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® device uses diamond heads, which perform a smooth and painless abrasion of the skin. The diamond heads exfoliate, loosening dead, dry skin cells.
  • Extraction While the diamond heads are exfoliating the skin, the device also applies a “vacuum massage” action to whisk away the loosened skin cells, deep clean the skin’s surface and pores, boost circulation, and stimulate collagen production, thereby helping to restore the skin’s elasticity.
  • Infusion As the device performs those two actions, it also infuses the skin with one of four specifically formulated, professional-strength serums:
    • Vitamin C Skin Hydrating Solution with Antioxidants
    • Lumixyl® Skin Brightening Pro-Infusion Solution
    • Ultra Hydrating Anti-Aging Pro-Infusion Solution
    • ClarityMD® Pore Clarifying Pro-Infusion Solution
    While each serum has a specific purpose, they all provide intense moisturization that not only hydrates, but plumps the skin.

How is SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® Performed?

After you've had your initial consultation and opted for the SilkPeel® treatment, your aesthetician will make you comfortable, and then gently cleanse your skin. Then, the aesthetician will apply the small, handheld SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® device to your skin in slow, even strokes.

Although you may only be concerned about one area of your face—for example, acne on your cheeks—the SilkPeel® treatment will be performed on your entire face in order to maintain an even skin tone.

Treatment sessions usually last about 20 to 30 minutes. The time it takes will depend on the extent of your skin condition, the number of areas to be treated, and the sizes of those areas. The SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® treatment will be customized to your unique skin concerns, and we'll use a specific SilkPeel® serum depending on your skin's needs.

You may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. You'll likely see full results after four to six treatments, each performed about two weeks apart. However, you should see noticeable improvement after just one session.

The most common side effect of the SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® treatment is a temporarily pink or reddish skin tone and sun sensitivity, so be sure to wear sunscreen after your treatment (and always). There is no downtime, and you will be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately after your treatment.

What Does SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® Treat?

Unlike some cosmetic procedures that only treat one concern, SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® can address several skin problems simultaneously. The system is designed to:
Microdermabrasion can:
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Firm the skin
  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce acne and minimize the appearance of acne scars
  • Minimize the appearance of pores
  • Clear cellular debris and excessive oiliness, and remove bumpy, uneven skin
  • Repair sun damage
  • Reverse the effects of dehydration
  • Treat melasma and hyperpigmentation
  • Stimulate the natural production of collagen in the skin in the long-term, making the skin look more youthful, smooth, soft and healthy
  • Act as a follow-up treatment to maintain the results of more aggressive laser or IPL photofacial treatments
Most patients seek SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® for the face, but the procedure can also be performed on the hands, neck and décolletage.

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Considerations

Traditional microdermabrasion is appropriate for most skin types. Your aesthetician will discuss any particular concerns with you during your initial consultation. If you have particularly sensitive skin, you may want to consider the SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® treatment instead. It’s much gentler on the skin. However, you may still experience a bit more redness after a treatment, and it may take a little longer for it to subside. In addition, if you’ve had any sort of viral infection such as a cold sore or shingles, or you have a recurring skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea, be sure to notify your aesthetician. You may need to wait a couple of weeks before undergoing any form of microdermabrasion.

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