MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion treatments exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing unwanted dead cells and debris. The best results come from using a powerful, specialized, medical office-strength microdermabrasion machine like ours.  The back and forth motion of the professional grade microdermabrasion tip removes dry, dead skin cells, lifting them off the stratum corneum.  Clogged pore plugs are lifted from the pore openings as well.  This dull and lusterless material is then vacuumed off of your skin, leaving you with a fresh, clean, bright and new complexion!

The benefits of microdermabrasion facial treatments include lessening many of the signs of skin aging such as:

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skintelllect-iconDull skin
skintelllect-iconHyperpigmentation
skintelllect-iconEnlarged or clogged pores
skintelllect-iconRough skin texture

They’re one of those instant-gratification treatments that stay with you.
Medical grade microdermabrasion treatments also involve a powerful skin vacuuming and suctioning process which increases microcirculation in the skin.  With regular treatments, the simultaneous motions of micro-abrasion and micro-circulatory stimulation can aid in rebuilding collagen in the skin.
The result is skin that instantly feels and looks buffed to a bright and luminous glow.  Your products and makeup go on smoothly and your skin looks great.
Adding a microdermabrasion treatment to a calming facial increases results and makes your treatment an extended pleasure as well.  Pretreating your skin with microdermabrasion allows us to more easily complete your extractions. The finishing facial and mask then calm and soothe the skin.  You can’t help but leave feeling great with all the massage, pampering, and professional skincare products soaking into the deeper layers of your skin.
A microdermabrasion facial every 4 to 6 weeks is ideal to keep your skin performing optimally 24/7/365!

DERMAPLANING

Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair aka “peach fuzz”. The procedure can be performed monthly, in less than thirty minutes, with no downtime post-treatment. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face.

Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Microdermabrasion, which also physically exfoliates skin, does not remove vellus hair. Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
Initial benefits from dermplane treatments are immediately apparent. However, optimal results require regular maintenance treatments. It took many years for your skin to lose its vitality, and it takes time to regenerate new cells.
Because dermaplaning is non-invasive it has a low risk of complications and is one of the safest skin rejuvenation procedures available. Some patients report redness or dry feeling in their skin after a treatment, but this is temporary. Typical care following your treatment includes the use of moisturizers and sunscreens, and avoiding sun exposure for a few days. There is no downtime for this “lunch hour” procedure, and most people return to their regular activities immediately.
No. This is a common myth, but the hair on your face is not the same as the hair on your legs or bikini line. It will not be affected by a dermaplane in any way.
Regular use of dermaplane treatments can improve or eliminate superficial skin problems. It works on all skin types and colors to produce subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. However, it is not effective for problems such as stretch marks, keloids (an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury) reducing wrinkles, or deep acne scars. Laser treatments, Microneedling and PRP and medical grade chemical peels, in that order, are far more effective in the treatment of these conditions.
The answer to that is a resounding yes! Not only can you combine a dermaplane with chemical peels, or laser treatments, you should! Be removing the outermost layer of the epidermis, a dermaplane treatment then allows whatever rejuvenating treatment that follows it to have a deeper and more long-lasting effect. At Skintellect, we recommend that every laser treatment be preceded by a microdermabrasion or dermaplane treatment for optimal results.
Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate skin to act at the cellular level, thus are contraindicated). Those with very oily or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair.

It’s important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin. Thus, I don’t recommend shaving at home as an alternative to dermaplaning.

Note: Please do your homework prior to receiving treatment. It takes training to handle a scalpel properly. I can’t stress how important it is to ensure you visit a licensed, skilled professional for dermaplaning.