Important Things to Know about Microdermabrasion Treatments
By your experts at Georgetown Allure Medical Spa
As the years go on, our skin is constantly exposed to damages brought on by environmental and physiological factors. Fine lines and expression marks develop and years of sun exposure can cause sun damage and discoloration. These unsightly blemishes are unavoidable and if you’re wondering what you can do to rejuvenate your skin in a minimally invasive and inexpensive way, you should consider a microdermabrasion treatment package.
Non-surgical facial treatments are becoming the go-to methods of revitalizing the skin’s overall appearance and correcting the skin issues brought on by age. These methods are less expensive than their surgical counterparts and require little to no down-time for recovery after the treatment is completed. A microdermabrasion package can save you hard-earned money and valuable time while achieving your desired results.
Today we’ll be discussing what a microdermabrasion is, how it can help you, and how to ensure the best results from this cost-effective treatment.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatment (not to be confused with dermabrasion treatment) is a skin rejuvenation procedure that utilizes miniscule exfoliating crystals that are applied across the skin via a diamond tip wand that acts as an abrasion tool. This procedure gently sands the skin, removing the thicker outer layer of skin (stratum corneum) revealing 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 treatments are considered more effective on a variety of skin types than dermabrasion treatments (best for people of a fair skin type). Microdermabrasion is also 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 discoloration.
For the most noticeable results, professionals recommend a total of three or more microdermabrasion facials. These sessions are typically performed one to three weeks apart. It is likely that you will experience a bit of redness upon completion of a microdermabrasion facial session and a gap in between each session is best to give the skin adequate time to adjust. While multiple microdermabrasion treatment sessions are required for best results, it is likely that you will be able to increase the gap in between sessions after the first few. Eventually, you may only need two sessions per year to maintain best results (depending on the severity of skin damage). Microdermabrasion packages are the best choice for patients serious about seeing the best results as they include multiple sessions as well as various add-ons (like oxygen).
How to Prepare For a Microdermabrasion Facial
The Microdermabrasion treatments at Georgetown Allure will include an extensive skin consultation and full skin analysis in their microdermabrasion package. This will be the first and most important step in preparing for your microdermabrasion session.
During this skin consultation, your provider will evaluate your past skin history and ask you about your overall goals for treatment. With this information and an in-depth manual and visual inspection, your provider will be able to offer you the microdermabrasion option best-suited to your unique needs.
What to Expect After Your Microdermabrasion Facial
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, optimal results will be observable only after all recommended treatment sessions. If you want to fully restore a youthful glow to your skin’s appearance, stay vigilant and complete all treatment sessions.
Your provider will likely recommend that you keep your skin thoroughly moisturized following the procedure. It’s possible that some skin peeling may occur in treated areas but proper moisturizing efforts should reduce this.
It is also important to avoid direct sun exposure by all costs. If you’re absolutely unable to stay out of the sun’s rays following your microdermabrasion treatment, protect your skin with sunscreen SPF 15 or more. Immediate use of make-up products is best to avoid as well.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
As with most non-surgical facial treatments, microdermabrasion is an affordable option for those looking to improve their overall skin health and appearance. If you want to save yourself even more money, however, you should consider a microdermabrasion package.
A microdermabrasion package will include a bundling of the first few treatment sessions. Since microdermabrasion facials require multiple treatments, a package deal will greatly reduce costs. Where most providers offer a single microdermabrasion procedure for $200 or more, a microdermabrasion package will offer multiple sessions for nearly the same cost. As an added bonus, these package deals typically come with more than just the sessions themselves with the inclusion of add-ons.
If you live in or around the Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia area and are considering microdermabrasion facial treatment for yourself, look no further than Georgetown Allure! Our microdermabrasion facial treatment package offers a deep discount as compared to purchasing a single microdermabrasion session alone.
Our package reserves your recommended three initial treatment sessions as well as oxygen treatment and extra extraction add-ons and a complimentary full skin analysis and consultation. Compare the price of a single microdermabrasion session with our microdermabrasion package to see just how much you’ll be saving!
Choose Georgetown Allure for Your Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments
Georgetown Allure applies extensive knowledge of skin health and cosmetic procedures to meeting each patient’s unique needs. Our microdermabrasion facial treatment package offers incredible results at unmatched prices. Take the steps to improve your skin’s appearance and give yourself that boost of confidence!
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