Medical Spa : Skin Care Treatments
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker; uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.
Imagine a very fine sand blaster and you’ll get a picture of how microdermabrasion works. It uses microparticles, or a diamond-tipped wand, to remove the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser; uneven skin.
Consultation & preparation
During your consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Your surgical goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
- Previous surgeries
Your doctor may also:
Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing
- Discuss your microdermabrasion options
- Recommend a course of treatment
- Discuss likely outcomes of microdermabrasion and any risks or potential complications
There are two kinds of microdermabrasion treatments. One approach involves a hand-held device that streams tiny crystals across your skin. An attached vacuum simultaneously suctions those exfoliating crystals back into the machine, along with the dead or loosened skin. The newer approach uses a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across your skin to exfoliate.
Each treatment will last about a half hour. You may feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells. Additionally, you’ll notice a vibrating sensation akin to a massage. There is also a suction mechanism to lift off the dead skin.
Afterwards, your healthcare provider may recommend a special moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong your result. But there is no down time or recovery period.
Risks & safety
Any discomfort experienced as part of microdermabrasion is usually short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. Later; you can expect the skin to be flaky and dry for several days.
Additional risks include:
Bruising, which can occur from the suction and may last several days.
- Your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure. Be sure to use sunscreen, especially immediately following a microdermabrasion session.
Your polished new look should be long-lasting, depending on the severity of your skin damage and the number of treatments that you receive. Many people have two microdermabrasion treatments per month at first and then one per month as part of a maintenance plan.
A series of six treatments is recommended, although you will see and feel results immediately.
$135.00 per treatment
$675.00 series of six
We encourage you to book a consultation, so one of our doctors may personally discuss your needs,
and recommend the procedures that are best suited to your lifestyle. We welcome inquiries by phone or email.
Tel: (716) 631-8500 Ext. 5307
The Center Medical Spa is located in the heart of Williamsville, NY, at 5604 Main Street.
We are approximately 10 miles from downtown Buffalo and 25 miles from the Canadian border.