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Microdermabrasion Atlanta

Getting Microdermabrasion in Atlanta

Microdermabrasion has been around for many years. It is one the most affordable skin treatments available that offers therapeutic benefits. It also pairs well with a variety of other skin treatments like chemical peels and Affirm laser.

While there are various types of Microdermabrasion procedures available, at WIFH we have chosen the bristle technology, DermaSweep MD, for its precision, comfort and efficacy. Like all microdermabrasion devices, DermaSweep removes the top layer of skin cells leaving the skin soft and smooth. While most microdermabrasion treatments stop here Dermasweep has an infusion step. After the skin has been nicely exfoliated it is open to better receive topical products. A polishing tip is placed on the hand piece and a customized serum cocktail is infused deep down into the skin with gentle suction. This is what sets this microdermabrasion apart from the others on the market. These infusion serums can help target: dehydrated skin, pigmentation, oily or acne prone skin and revive dull skin.

Microdermabrasions are ideal for improving the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Reduces pore size
  • Acne
  • Mild sun damage
  • Improves texture

It a perfect treatment to get your skin back in good health. It’s also a great maintenance treatment as well.

Unlike traditional microdermabrasion machines that use irritating and messy particles to exfoliate the skin, DermaSweep MD uses a patented bristle technology to give the skin a noticeable glow.  The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores and removes skin debris. This also encourages collagen formation which will firm and tone the skin.

The treatment doesn’t stop there. An infusion serum will be selected based on your skin’s needs. The bristles are replaced by a soft polishing tip. The serums are delivered deep into the skin layers with suction. When the skin has been freshly exfoliated it allows for better absorption of any topical product that is applied. Leaving the skin radiant.

The basis of microdermabrasion is exfoliation, this is precisely why it pairs well with other skin treatments. As mentioned, once the outer layer of dead skin cells are removed the skin is better able to receive other treatments and/or products.

Microdermabrasion + VI Peel or MicroPeel

Doing a microderm prior to a peel allows for the chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin rather than being wasted on the dead skin on top. This is precisely where you want the chemicals so that they can provide your skin the most benefit.

Microdermabrasion + Affirm Laser

The same holds true with laser treatments. The laser energy is better able to penetrate the skin once the dead skin has been removed from the surface. You’ll see a greater benefit from your Affirm treatment when paired with microderm.

Microdermabrasion is a pretty benign skin treatment and carries little risk. The DermaSweep system utilizes bristles to abrade the skin. There is always a possibility that there could be a frayed bristle that could scratch the skin, but this would be very rare. Microdermabrasions are very safe.

*This treatment is safe during pregnancy.

The Week Before Your Procedure

  • 3-5 days before your microdermabrasion treatment it is advised to stop using exfoliating products, acids and bleaching creams/products.
  • Discontinue retinols and tretinoin (Retin-A) at least 12 hours in advance (day before).
  • Do not wax or have a skin treatment like a chemical peel or IPL 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Microdermabrasion cannot be done if you have active acne, cold sore or open lesions.
  • Please discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to having any skin treatment or procedure due to skin sensitivity.

The Day of Your Treatment

There is no real prep involved on the day of your treatment. It is always preferred that you come in with a clean face (no make-up), however if you are coming from work we will have you cleanse your face once you arrive.

Your skin will be cleansed and prepped for treatment. Based on your skin condition your aesthetician will select the bristle type to use (they range from mild, moderate and aggressive). Once the bristle tip is attached, they will select your suction setting and then the treatment will begin.

During treatment suction may be adjusted based on how your skin reacts. 2 passes will be made to all areas of the face. Once the skin has be thoroughly exfoliated an infusion serum will be selected. Again, this treatment is customizable based on your skin’s unique needs. The soft polishing tip will be attached. Suction is applied. As the tip suctions the skin up the serums pass through the tip infusing them into the skin. It will feel cool on the skin, but it will not feel super wet as most of the fluid is being absorbed by the skin.

Once the treatment is complete your aesthetician my apply some additional products as well as sunscreen before you leave.

If you are having microderm + VI Peel the infusion pass will be skipped and instead the VI Peel will be applied.

If you are having the microderm + micropeel we will exfoliate the skin, apply the micropeel, buff the skin and then follow up with the infusion pass.

If you are having microderm + Affirm laser we will exfoliate, then the Affirm treatment will be done and then it will be completed with the infusion pass.

Pain/Discomfort

Microdermabrasion is a very comfortable treatment. You will feel the suction draw up your skin and the bristled wand moving back and forth, but there is no discomfort at all. If at any point during your treatment it becomes uncomfortable you should let your skincare professional know so that they can adjust your suction.

Treatment Duration/Frequency

You can have a microdermabrasion as frequently as every 2 weeks. Microderms are a great “maintenance” procedure to keep your skin smooth and fresh.

If you are using an aggressive product regimen like the Obagi Nu Derm System it is recommended to have a microderm every 6-weeks or so keep your skin from becoming dull. It’s good to get all of that dead skin off from time to time.

Immediately following treatment your skin may be a little pink. This will typically subside in a few hours but can last as long as 24 hours. This is normal.

We recommend keeping your skin well hydrated and if you are going to be outside please use sunscreen.

You are able to apply make-up right away although many don’t want to put anything on their skin because it looks so fresh and polished.

Use only gentle cleansers for 3 days post treatment. Do not use a Clarisonic or powered cleansing brush during that time as well.

Refrain from using any exfoliating or acid-based skin care products for at least 3 days.

After 3 days you can resume your normal skincare regimen.

We believe consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand exactly what you are looking to achieve with your skin. At your consultation you will meet with one medical aestheticians who will put together a treatment plan along with product recommendations for you to consider.

Microdermabrasion pricing is determined by the number of treatments performed. At WIFH, the cost for Microdermabrasion can range from $150 for a single treatment to $700 for a package of 6 treatments.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion has been around for many years. It is one the most affordable skin treatments available that offers therapeutic benefits. It also pairs well with a variety of other skin treatments like chemical peels and Affirm laser.

While there are various types of Microdermabrasion procedures available, at WIFH we have chosen the bristle technology, DermaSweep MD, for its precision, comfort and efficacy. Like all microdermabrasion devices, DermaSweep removes the top layer of skin cells leaving the skin soft and smooth. While most microdermabrasion treatments stop here Dermasweep has an infusion step. After the skin has been nicely exfoliated it is open to better receive topical products. A polishing tip is placed on the hand piece and a customized serum cocktail is infused deep down into the skin with gentle suction. This is what sets this microdermabrasion apart from the others on the market. These infusion serums can help target: dehydrated skin, pigmentation, oily or acne prone skin and revive dull skin.

Microdermabrasions are ideal for improving the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Reduces pore size
  • Acne
  • Mild sun damage
  • Improves texture

It a perfect treatment to get your skin back in good health. It’s also a great maintenance treatment as well.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Unlike traditional microdermabrasion machines that use irritating and messy particles to exfoliate the skin, DermaSweep MD uses a patented bristle technology to give the skin a noticeable glow.  The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores and removes skin debris. This also encourages collagen formation which will firm and tone the skin.

The treatment doesn’t stop there. An infusion serum will be selected based on your skin’s needs. The bristles are replaced by a soft polishing tip. The serums are delivered deep into the skin layers with suction. When the skin has been freshly exfoliated it allows for better absorption of any topical product that is applied. Leaving the skin radiant.

The basis of microdermabrasion is exfoliation, this is precisely why it pairs well with other skin treatments. As mentioned, once the outer layer of dead skin cells are removed the skin is better able to receive other treatments and/or products.

Microdermabrasion + VI Peel or MicroPeel

Doing a microderm prior to a peel allows for the chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin rather than being wasted on the dead skin on top. This is precisely where you want the chemicals so that they can provide your skin the most benefit.

Microdermabrasion + Affirm Laser

The same holds true with laser treatments. The laser energy is better able to penetrate the skin once the dead skin has been removed from the surface. You’ll see a greater benefit from your Affirm treatment when paired with microderm.

What are the Risks/Side Effects?

Microdermabrasion is a pretty benign skin treatment and carries little risk. The DermaSweep system utilizes bristles to abrade the skin. There is always a possibility that there could be a frayed bristle that could scratch the skin, but this would be very rare. Microdermabrasions are very safe.

*This treatment is safe during pregnancy.

Preparing for Microdermabrasion

The Week Before Your Procedure

  • 3-5 days before your microdermabrasion treatment it is advised to stop using exfoliating products, acids and bleaching creams/products.
  • Discontinue retinols and tretinoin (Retin-A) at least 12 hours in advance (day before).
  • Do not wax or have a skin treatment like a chemical peel or IPL 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Microdermabrasion cannot be done if you have active acne, cold sore or open lesions.
  • Please discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to having any skin treatment or procedure due to skin sensitivity.

The Day of Your Treatment

There is no real prep involved on the day of your treatment. It is always preferred that you come in with a clean face (no make-up), however if you are coming from work we will have you cleanse your face once you arrive.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Your skin will be cleansed and prepped for treatment. Based on your skin condition your aesthetician will select the bristle type to use (they range from mild, moderate and aggressive). Once the bristle tip is attached, they will select your suction setting and then the treatment will begin.

During treatment suction may be adjusted based on how your skin reacts. 2 passes will be made to all areas of the face. Once the skin has be thoroughly exfoliated an infusion serum will be selected. Again, this treatment is customizable based on your skin’s unique needs. The soft polishing tip will be attached. Suction is applied. As the tip suctions the skin up the serums pass through the tip infusing them into the skin. It will feel cool on the skin, but it will not feel super wet as most of the fluid is being absorbed by the skin.

Once the treatment is complete your aesthetician my apply some additional products as well as sunscreen before you leave.

If you are having microderm + VI Peel the infusion pass will be skipped and instead the VI Peel will be applied.

If you are having the microderm + micropeel we will exfoliate the skin, apply the micropeel, buff the skin and then follow up with the infusion pass.

If you are having microderm + Affirm laser we will exfoliate, then the Affirm treatment will be done and then it will be completed with the infusion pass.

Pain/Discomfort

Microdermabrasion is a very comfortable treatment. You will feel the suction draw up your skin and the bristled wand moving back and forth, but there is no discomfort at all. If at any point during your treatment it becomes uncomfortable you should let your skincare professional know so that they can adjust your suction.

Treatment Duration/Frequency

You can have a microdermabrasion as frequently as every 2 weeks. Microderms are a great “maintenance” procedure to keep your skin smooth and fresh.

If you are using an aggressive product regimen like the Obagi Nu Derm System it is recommended to have a microderm every 6-weeks or so keep your skin from becoming dull. It’s good to get all of that dead skin off from time to time.

Microdermabrasion Recovery Time

Immediately following treatment your skin may be a little pink. This will typically subside in a few hours but can last as long as 24 hours. This is normal.

We recommend keeping your skin well hydrated and if you are going to be outside please use sunscreen.

You are able to apply make-up right away although many don’t want to put anything on their skin because it looks so fresh and polished.

Use only gentle cleansers for 3 days post treatment. Do not use a Clarisonic or powered cleansing brush during that time as well.

Refrain from using any exfoliating or acid-based skin care products for at least 3 days.

After 3 days you can resume your normal skincare regimen.

Microdermabrasion Consultations

We believe consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand exactly what you are looking to achieve with your skin. At your consultation you will meet with one medical aestheticians who will put together a treatment plan along with product recommendations for you to consider.

Microdermabrasion Pricing

Microdermabrasion pricing is determined by the number of treatments performed. At WIFH, the cost for Microdermabrasion can range from $150 for a single treatment to $700 for a package of 6 treatments.

Microdermabrasion FAQs

Is getting a microdermabrasion treatment painful?

The treatment is safe and painless. The moisture of the topical treatment applied after exfoliation will leave your skin with a cool, refreshed feeling. The risks associated with traditional microdermabrasion are eliminated. DermaSweep does not use aluminum oxide crystals that can remain embedded in the skin and cause irritation.

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Will I miss work or need to stay indoors after a microdermabrasion?

The treatment can be done during a normally scheduled office visit and in most cases you can return to your normal activities. However, it is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure for at least a few days after your treatment.

How long will it take before I see results after a microdermabrasion?

Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 10 to 14 days apart, supported by a daily post-treatment regimen.

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