what is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a facial procedure that uses manual exfoliation to remove the outer layer of skin. This process works in a series to achieve the best results. I use a diamond-tipped wand to abrade the surface of your skin. Overall, microdermabrasion will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, remove acne scars, clear up blackheads, minimize the size of the pores, reduce sun damage, and even out the skin tone. Microdermabrasion also helps to boost collagen production to provide firming and toning to your complexion.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin-rejuvenating procedure in which tiny needles create punctures in the top layer of skin with the goal of improving overall texture and appearance. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as medical skin needling or microneedling, is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars on the face and body. The treatment uses tiny needles, or microneedles, on a medical-grade roller that is moved over the skin to create tiny, evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural collagen production by generating a wound healing response. 

does microneedling hurt?

The length of the needles used on a medical grade device for Collagen Induction Therapy will vary. The longer the needle, the deeper into the skin it will penetrate, and the more dramatic results you will see. A topical anesthetic is usually applied before treatment to minimize any pain and discomfort. Your treatment can take anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour, depending on the area you are having treated.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an extremely advanced and highly effective method of manual exfoliation that consists of using a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently shave off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells and fine vellus hair in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

While dermaplaning is great for most people, there are some people who should avoid having the procedure done including those with:

  • Hyper-sensitive skin
  • Inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis
  • Inflamed acne or for facial hair removal for those with hormone imbalances
  • Tendency to keloiding, scarring, and/or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Hemophilia, healing disorder, and/or uncontrolled blood pressure

Who should not have dermaplaning done?