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The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Benefits of Microdermabrasion in Esthetics

Microdermabrasion is a machine-based exfoliation treatment that uses crystal spray or diamond tips to gently polish dead skin cells from the skin's surface.

Crystal Microdermabrasion

The crystal microdermabrasion procedure is achieved by spraying high grade microcrystals, composed of corundum powder, aluminum oxide, or a similar abrasive material across the skin's surface.

Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion

The crystal-free microdermabrasion technique consists of a diamond-tip applicator that gently polishes away the upper layers of the skin without the use of messy crystals and has gained popularity over the crystal option. Only because of the clean-up process. It is your esthetician's preference on which machine she prefers,


Hydradermabrasion or wet microdermabrasion is noninvasive and nonirritating procedure combines mechanical and liquid exfoliation with serum penetration and hydration. The benefit of this machine is that it provides reliable exfoliation without the drying after-effects of microdermabrasion or the harshness of some chemical peels with the added benefit of extend hydration following treatment.

These procedures can also be combined with LED or microcurrent for additional anti-aging benefits.

How Do You Know Microdermabrasion is for You?

Anyone who skin cannot tolerate acids are usually the best candidates for microdermabrasion. The difference between AHAs and microdermabrasion is that AHAs are chemical in nature and penetrate the epidermis, whereas microdermabrasion is a surface-level mechanical method of exfoliation. While microdermabrasion does exfoliate the epidermis effectively as well as stimulate cell metabolism and circulation, the benefits of the acids penetrating the skin and stimulating cell mitosis and cell turnover rate are not achieved with microdermabrasion.

Generally, you can think of microdermabrasion as a more effective tool for surface exfoliation and AHAs as more effective below the surface. Using both peels and microdermabrasion in a treatment series is a common practice.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion can be used to diminish the following conditions:

  • Sun damage

  • Pigmentation

  • Open and closed comedones

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores and coarsely textured skin

  • Stimulates cell metabolism and blood flow

Contraindications of Microdermabrasion

  • Recent cosmetic surgeries, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or dermabrasion

  • Recent injectables, fillers, or Botox

  • Use of Retin-A or other medications that exfoliate or this the skin

  • Allergies or sensitivities to products or ingredients

  • Pregnancy (some health providers may clear clients for the service)

  • Active herpes simplex

  • Hyperpigmentation tendencies

  • Inflamed rosacea or acne

  • Infectious diseases

  • Open sores or suspicious lesions

  • Sunburn or irritated skin

  • Fragile skin, couperose skin

  • Photosensitizing medications (makes skin very sensitive to the sun)

  • Other contraindicated drugs or medications

Avoid sun exposure, excessive sweating, scrubs, rubbing, depilatories, waxing, benzoyl peroxide, and exfoliating or glycolic acid products for at least 24 to 48 hours before or after any chemical exfoliation procedure,

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Signature Aesthetics' offers our Signature Ultimate Facial which offers Microdermabrasion (dry or wet) with a choice of a peel fit for your skin.

wet microdermabrasion
Silk Peel (wet microdermabrasion)

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