Microdermabrasion is an oldie but goodie! I have been saying that quite a bit lately. I keep coming back to this treatment and it is easily customized for most skin types. Are you looking for a treatment that can remove dull dead skin, polish, provide a radiant glow, remove oil and debris, help clear pores, prep the skin for extractions and brighten up the skin? This is your treatment! You can prep and finish the treatment in different ways to get the results you are looking for. Finding the right tools and ingredients to do the hard work makes getting the best results easier.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that has been around since the late 90s in the U.S. When we first started using Microdermabrasion it was an aggressive treatment with intense suction and aluminum crystals. You would have to put eye drops in your client’s eyes and cover them completely. If they got crystals in their eyes they could get a corneal abrasion. Years later, they came out with Sodium Chloride crystals that would melt away with moisture. Now we have many estheticians that use the Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion units. These have tips with diamond crystals. Along with suction, the tip goes across the skin, sloughing away dead skin, removing impurities from pores and softening the skin.
Some believe you need to be aggressive to have a good Microdermabrasion treatment. Not all skin can tolerate a high suction and you can create “track marks” or stripes where you are too aggressive. Many times just using a low suction can give the client what they need. You can determine what level your client’s skin needs.
Microdermabrasion for Extractions
Microdermabrasion is great for softening the skin before extractions. If you have a client that needs extractions, you can try softening up their skin before. Using steam, enzyme, AHAs, and or activated charcoal products can help prep the skin prior to microdermabrasion. After the microdermabrasion you can see the extractions become easier. If the client still has tight pores you may have to have them come back for another treatment. I have found that if the client has needed extractions for a long time they may be easier to get out at the second or third treatment. We never want to be too aggressive with extractions. You can create broken vessels or spread the bacteria and that is a bigger headache. After extractions I like to use the Revitalizing Enzyme Mask to remove any dead skin left and it also helps to clear up the tone and leave the skin glowing.
Microderm for Anti-Aging
Microdermabrasion can be a great tool to use to remove dead skin. For someone with thinner skin you can lower the suction and do a lighter treatment. It is better to be on the safe side than create redness. Thinner skin tends to get “track marks” or red areas easier. So start light and you can see what the skin tells you. I like to prep the skin with the Gentle Clarifying Toner and post microderm do an enzyme of choice. If the skin is dehydrated you can use the Nourishing Glow Mask and that will nourish the skin. If they are dry you can finish them off with the Antioxidant Serum, Vitamin Daily Moisturizer and the Phyto Nourish Face oil.
Blending the Microderm with your Signature Facial/Other Treatments
Many times you many not want to do a complete Microdermabrasion treatment because you are doing another treatment requested. But you may see the pores on the nose or T-Zone full of impurities. Clients appreciate when I target that spot with the microderm. It only takes a couple of minutes.
There are many ways to do a microderm but finding the right products to prep and finish the treatment is key. Every client is different and some respond better to certain ingredients. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. Info@aestheticbackbar.com