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What is Microdermabrasion?

The original microdermabrasion technology, which has been around since the '80s, is called crystal microdermabrasion. It uses a wand to both spray and vacuum up aluminum oxide crystals, also known as corundum, the second hardest mineral after diamonds. Other types of crystals that are used in some machines are salt and baking soda, but they are not very common.  Crystal microdermabrasion might also appear on a spa menu as particle resurfacing, power peel, derma-peel or Parisian peel.

At Lasting Perfection  we choose to use crystal microdermabrasion technology, which we believe is the best, and most effective microdermabrasion, since it has stood the test of time with outstanding results time and time again! 

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of the simplest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. Its benefits are numerous: microdermabrasion softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation (also known as age spots). Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for high-tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance. 

For the best results, it is generally recommended that you get a series of treatments. Your aesthetician should be able to recommend the number of treatments that is appropriate for your skin type and condition. A typical protocol is six treatments about 7 to 14 days apart and maintenance is every 4-6 weeks.

Microdermabrasion can achieve dramatic results, but it is highly dependent on the skill of the aesthetician. In general, it is best if you get it from an aesthetician you already know and trust.  Because the machine can be adjusted depending on skin type and condition, even people with sensitive skin can receive this treatment from a skilled aesthetician.