Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments
Important Things to Know about Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments
From the skincare experts at Georgetown Allure Medical Spa in DC
Our skin is constantly exposed to damage from environmental and physiological factors, such as hormones. Fine lines and expression marks can develop, along with skin discoloration or acne scars. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive, minimally invasive option to help rejuvenate skin: microdermabrasion facial treatments.
In this article, we’ll cover what a microdermabrasion facial treatment is, how it can help you, and how to ensure the best results from this cost-effective treatment.
What is a Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment?
Microdermabrasion facial treatment is a skin rejuvenation procedure that utilizes a diamond tip wand that acts as an abrasion tool. This procedure gently sands the skin, removing the thicker outer layer of skin to reveal a new, smoother layer of skin underneath.
By using an abrasion tool to remove skin and particle debris from the surface of the skin, microdermabrasion treatments promote both a more youthful appearance and boost in overall skin health. Each microdermabrasion treatment session only lasts 30 minutes to an hour.
Microdermabrasion facial treatments are considered a less aggressive procedure than dermabrasion as it requires no recovery time and no form of skin numbing in preparation for the treatment. As a minimally invasive skin exfoliation and rejuvenation treatment, microdermabrasion is the first choice for many wishing to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.
For the most noticeable results, professionals recommend a total of three or more microdermabrasion facials. Skincare experts recommend initial sessions be performed one to three weeks apart, and then spaced out further over time.
Eventually, you may only need two sessions per year to maintain results.
What to expect from a Microderm Facial
The Microdermabrasion facial treatments at Georgetown Allure will include an extensive skin consultation and a full skin analysis
After learning about your treatment goals and skin care history, your esthetician will customize the treatment to meet your needs. After the initial microdermabrasion treatment session, you can expect your complexion to have a pink or red hue but this will likely go away within a day. You may also find that your skin feels tight or sun-burned. Much like the skin discoloration, these sensations should subside fairly quickly.
While you can expect to see some improvement immediately after the session, your skin may require several microderm facials to achieve the results you’re looking for. Be sure to ask your provider a treatment plan, and the changes you can expect with each facial treatment.
Your provider will likely recommend that you keep your skin thoroughly moisturized following the procedure, and avoid using makeup. It’s possible that some skin peeling may occur in treated areas but proper moisturizing efforts should reduce this. Our skincare experts would be happy to recommend a moisturizer to help your skin recover.
It is also important to avoid direct sun exposure following treatment, so please be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen SPF 15 or higher.
How Much Do Microdermabrasion Treatments Cost?
As with most non-surgical facial treatments, microdermabrasion treatments are an affordable option for those looking to improve their overall skin health and appearance. While most providers offer microdermabrasion facial treatments for $200, you can save some money by becoming a member at Georgetown Allure Medspa. Our memberships start at just $90 and will allow you to receive regular microderm facials.
If you live in or around the Washington D.C. area and are considering microdermabrasion facial treatment for yourself, look no further than Georgetown Allure!