microdermabrasion protocol for estheticians

Microdermabrasion Facial  Treatment – Normal, Dry, Combination and Oily Skin types

Remember depending on the type of skin you can customize how deep you do a microdermabrasion treatment.  If you are performing a microdermabrasion for oily or acne skin remember if the acne is active you may want to just do a Exfoliating Rose Gel Mask with Glycolic Acid or a Pumpkin Enzyme Mask II with Glycolic Acid 12%.  Always remember the vacuum portion of the treatment does not have to be set too high.  Too much suction can create broken capillaries and irritate the skin.  Try using treatment products along with your microdermabrasion facial treatment to give you the best results without complications.

  1. Cleanse with Facial Cleansing Gel
  2. Tone skin with Skin Balancing Toner (if you are doing a microdermabrasion for acne treatment you can use the AHA toner instead to prepare the skin)
  3. Cleanse and exfoliate with AHA Micro Bead Polish (if you are doing a microdermabrasion for acne treatment you can omit this step.)
  4. Apply thin layer of Papaya & Pineapple Enzyme Mask. Use with Steamer or hot towel compress
  5. Leave on for  3-8 minutes depending on skin type and rinse.  If skin is very sensitive leave on less time.
  6. Begin to Microderm the skin.  If skin is sensitive may need to do less passes.
  7. Apply Lavender Gel & Mask for 5 minutes if skin is sensitive or irritated.
  8. Apply a hydrating or nourishing serum depending on the skin type. Antioxidant Serum is great for dry or skin concerned about aging and Clarifying Serum is great if you are doing a microdermabrasion for acne or skin with oil (Clarifying Serum can tingle).
  9. Apply Antioxidant Anti-Aging Eye Cream
  10. Apply Light Moisture Cream for combination skin or Vitamin Rich Cream for dry skin.

*Recommended protocols are designed to give you an idea of where to use products in your treatment room.  Not all protocols can be used on all skin types.  Protocols may be different depending on skin type or sensitivity.