Microdermabrasion in Minneapolis and St. Paul

face_6Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skin polishing procedure that can remove unwanted regularities of the skin. It can treat dull and leathery skin, reduce mild acne scaring, lighten blemishes and discolorations, smooth fine wrinkles, even skin tone, and reduce acne and razor bumps. It has also been used to exfoliate plugged pores and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Microdermabrasion also serves as an alternative to chemical peels, which may be unsuitable for people with sensitive skin.

Crystal microdermabrasion is a closed vacuum device gently sprays aluminum oxide crystals through a tube and onto the skin. The device mixes the abrasion of the particles to remove the dead and damaged outer layers of the skin. The skin debris and particles are then sucked back into the tube and into a waste canister for disposal. The crystals gently polish the skin, while the suction stimulates blood flow and collagen production. Treatments typically last about 15-30 minutes and do not require anesthesia. Multiple treatments and post-procedure touch ups may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Diamond tip microdermabrasion is a newer form of microdermabrasion. The diamond tip will abrade or remove the stratum conium, the top layer of skin, and the dead skin and debris is vacuumed and filtered into the system and discarded. There are no crystals to get into the clients nose, ears, and eyes and there is no crystal residue to clean off the skin after treatment. There is a very low risk or none at all, of these side effects with the diamond tip microdermabrasion system. Diamond tip leaves the skin less pink and irritated after treatment and the client is more comfortable because they do not feel the aluminum crystals beating up against their skin.

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