Microdermabrasion


I have not been disappointed. My skin felt great and I look good after three treatments of microdermabrasion. It's a great feeling to know you look good at my age.
GH, 64, Tottenham*

I was very happy with my microdermabrasion. My skin felt great and my pores were less noticeable after treatment.
MC, 31, Holland Landing*

I highly recommend these procedures (peels and microdermabrasion). I always see an amazing result with my skin. I'm hooked. The staff is amazing and my results are wonderful. I am very pleased. I wouldn't consider venturing anywhere else.
ML, 43, Aurora*

I loved the whole experience. I had two facial treatments and loved them both. I have recommended your clinic and services to several friends.
(She had one session each of Clay peel and microdermabrasion)

My face felt fresh and rejuvenated. It makes you feel good all over! (She had one session each of microdermabrasion, clay peel, and MesoGlow).
JA, 54, Newmarket*

Love the feel of microdermabrasion - skin looks and feels smooth and glowing!!
MM, 52, Mt. Albert*

My skin felt great. I notice great improvement the more treatments I have Now other people are noticing which makes me feel great. My skin was something I was self-conscious about. With its improvement I feel great. (Did I say great too much?!) The staff is wonderful and the treatment works.
LR, 27, Newmarket*

Microdermabrasion was relaxing. Skin felt very smooth after the procedure.
JC, 52, Newmarket*

After my microdermabrasion my skin had a nice glow, felt soft and the dry patches on my forehead and nose were no more. My co-workers asked me what was different about me. I was very pleased! My experience at the clinic was great! I will definitely return.
JT, 29, Bradford*

The microdermabrasion took away the "gray" complexion of winter.
RE, 49, Aurora*

Microdermabrasion=my favourite treatment, my skin is smoother, more even and glowing. Noticeably better and very touchable.
SN, 38, Gormley*

Enjoyed my experience at the clinic very much. Staff very friendly and helpful. My skin felt smooth and soft afterward, smaller pores, tighter after MesoGlow. (She had one session each of microdermabrasion, clay peel, and MesoGlow)
KV, 46, Aurora*

Peels and Microdermabrasion - the best thing I have done for my skin. Happy it is done under doctor supervision. Wonderful staff.
SP, 50, Aurora*

All procedures* made a big difference to the texture and overall appearance of my skin. The microdermabrasion treatment cleaned my face from many blackheads and minimized open pores. It was a great experience. *(She had one session each of microdermabrasion, clay peel, and MesoGlow)
JB, 65, Pickering*

*Results may vary.

Questions and Answers

 

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a mechanical technique used to rejuvenate skin.*

*Results may vary.

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What is microdermabrasion used for?

The major benefit is in general skin texture. Your skin will feel very smooth after a treatment.*

Many claims are made about the benefits of microdermabrasion that are highly suspect. The treatment only goes deep enough to affect the outer dead cell layer (stratum corneum). This results in smooth glowing skin. But the stratum corneum is replaced in about 4 weeks, and the benefits of microdermabrasion are lost. It will not improve acne scars. It will not remove pigment. It will not reduce fine lines. Microdermabrasion just doesn't go deep enough to improve these issues.

This is not to say that microdermabrasion isn't beneficial. It does make your skin feel smooth and look more transparent and glowing.* It cleans out pores very effectively. We do lots of it, because people love it. It's a great way to freshen up just before a special event.

*Results may vary.

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How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion involves shooting fine crystals over the skin at high velocity and immediately vacuuming the crystals away. As the crystals hit the skin, they cause exfoliation of dead skin cells and other debris. There is stimulation of blood flow, which will improve skin health. The flow of crystals and the degree of suction can be adjusted to vary the intensity of the treatment.

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What areas can be treated?

Any skin can be treated, but the most common areas that are treated are the face, neck, chest, and hands.

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Who is a good candidate for microdermabrasion?

Almost everyone from 20 to 80 could benefit from microdermabrasion. However, advanced age, smoking, and excessive sun exposure can leave skin severely damaged, and microdermabrasion is not very effective in these cases. Microdermabrasion should be thought of as partially restorative (returning skin to better health) but mostly a maintenance technique.*

*Results may vary.

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How are treatments done?

After cleansing the skin, the microdermabrader is turned on. The crystal applicator is applied to the skin and passed over it in short strokes. Two to three passes are made over the entire face, with the direction of the passes altered slightly to avoid streaking.

Treating the entire face takes 20-30 minutes.

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Do microdermabrasion treatments hurt?

When done properly, microdermabrasion is painless. People describe it as feeling like a cat licking their skin. 

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How many treatments are required and how long does microdermabrasion last?

The beneficial effects of microdermabrasion can be seen immeditely following the first treatment.

Microdermabrasion does not provide long-term improvement. Maintenance treatments are suggested at monthly intervals.

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What are the side effects of microdermabrasion?

There are virtually no side effects to microdermabrasion.

If the procedure is overly aggressive, there may be skin breakage (extremely unlikely). 

Rarely, overly aggressive treatment can actually induce pigmentation.

The crystals that are used in microdermabrasion are discarded. They are never recycled, so there is no chance of disease transmission from patient to patient.

The crystals can cause eye irritation, but the system we use is so efficient at removing the crystals from the skin that this risk is very low. You should remove contact lenses before treatment, and we will apply wet eye pads.

Microdermabrasion can trigger cold sores. It can cause the spread of preexisting warts and molluscum contageosum.

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What are the alternatives to microdermabrasion?

There are several treatment options that can improve your skin, depending on the nature of the problem, including photorejuvenation (IPL), peels of varying strengths, laser skin resurfacing, and surgical facelifts. You should also stop smoking, start using cosmeceuticals regularly, and wear sunscreen!

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