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OXYGEN ENHANCED MICRODERMABRASION
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What Is Microdermabrasion ?
A. Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. The esthetician uses a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.

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Why Choose Microdermabrasion?
A. Why choose microdermabrasion? Well, it has no downtime (it's called the "lunchtime procedure"), is similar to a facial massage (so not too aggressive) and the results are good.
Basically, microdermabrasion results can do any or all of the following: revitalize dull skin, reduce enlarged pores, erase fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, treat hyperpigmentation (mild pigment irregularities), stretch marks and age spots.

Microdermabrasion is very popular because it is:

  • The least invasive dermatological procedure
  • More affordable than surgical skin care treatments
  • Painless
  • Has no side effects
  • Effective on all skin types and colors (including sensitive skin and black skin)
  • Do not need anesthesia
  • Gives the skin a healthy-looking glow

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Microdermabrasion Benefits?
A. Through the years, the sun's rays, pollution, and other damaging agents can take a toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion treatment can help reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines, "crow's feet," age spots, light acne scars, and undesired pigmentation that may appear on the skin over time.

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Cost of Microdermabrasion
A. The cost of depends on factors such as the amount of microdermabrasion a patient needs, the number of treatments, the fees of the treating spa, and the geographic region where the treatment is administered. The cost of microdermabrasion is less expensive than that of some other cosmetic options for facial rejuvenation, particularly surgical procedures such as a face lift.

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Risks and Benefits of Microdermabrasion
A. Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical, "lunch hour" procedure that provides many benefits. Microdermabrasion reduces or eliminates fine facial lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging; it improves the appearance of acne scars and other light scarring; and it gives skin of all colors and types a fresh, healthy-looking glow. It does all this with virtually no side effects. And because microdermabrasion uses non-allergenic crystals to treat the skin, it is an excellent treatment for skin that is sensitive to chemicals. Microdermabrasion does not present any serious risks when it is performed by a qualified provider. Some people may experience slight skin irritation after microdermabrasion. Since everyone's skin and health history differ to some degree, the risks and benefits must be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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The Microdermabrasion Procedure
A. In a microderm procedure, the Evanesque esthetician uses a handheld device that sprays fine crystals onto the surface of your skin, providing gentle abrasion, or "polishing," to remove the outer layer of old skin cells. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour and five to twelve microdermabrasion treatments at two-week intervals are recommended for optimal results.

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Microdermabrasion Recovery and Results
A. Microdermabrasion is often called a "lunch hour" treatment because it's a quick procedure that can be performed at a doctor's office during your lunch hour with little or no discomfort. The treated skin may be pink after the treatment, but this will usually fade within a few hours. You can apply makeup soon after undergoing microdermabrasion to conceal any visible signs of the treatment. Microdermabrasion recovery and results are among the most favorable of all the noninvasive facial treatments available today.

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Microdermabrasion FAQs
A. Before undergoing any cosmetic dermatology procedure, it is important to learn as much as possible about all aspects of your treatment. By staying informed, patients are able to make better decisions about their skin care and avoid undergoing procedures that might not be beneficial. Patients interested in microdermabrasion usually have specific questions or concerns about the system. Below, are the answers to some of the most common microdermabrasion FAQs asked by our clients.

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What is the average cost of microdermabrasion treatment?
A. The price of microdermabrasion treatments depends upon several factors, including the experience and qualifications of the person performing the procedure and the location of the spa or clinic. On average, microdermabrasion cost at Evanesque ranges from $100 to $150.

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Who are the best candidates for microdermabrasion?
A. Although microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure, it is not the best option for everyone. Certain skin types and conditions can be negatively affected by the treatment. For some patients, microdermabrasion can even result in significant scarring. Patients with severe rosacea, active acne, eczema, or dermatitis are not good candidates for microdermabrasion.

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How long will a microdermabrasion treatment session last?
A. A microdermabrasion treatment typically lasts between about 60 minutes. Patients should see improvements in their complexion after a single treatment, but lasting results are only achieved through a series of sessions performed over the course of several weeks.

Is microdermabrasion painful?
A. No. Because the procedure uses tiny aluminum oxide crystals to gently exfoliate the skin, microdermabrasion should not be painful or leave the patient with any lingering discomfort. However, microdermabrasion does cause a mild warming or tingling sensation that most patients describe in positive terms.

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What type of results can I expect following treatment?
A. The results of microdermabrasion can be seen almost immediately. Just one microdermabrasion session can improve the skin’s color, tone, and health. After treatment, the face should have a fresh appearance and a smooth, soft texture. However, the microdermabrasion system is most effective when a patient receives multiple treatments at intervals of two to three weeks.

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Is microdermabrasion safe?
A. Yes. One of the important benefits of microdermabrasion is its safety. It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal risks. When performed by an experienced esthetician, microdermabrasion can significantly enhance the complexion without affecting the deeper layers of the skin.

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What are the side effects associated with microdermabrasion?
A. Normal side effects associated with microdermabrasion are increased skin sensitivity and risk of sunburn. However, these side effects are usually mild and brief. Microdermabrasion risks are minimal, but problems such as infection can occur if the treatment is not properly performed.

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Can I return to work after a microdermabrasion session?
A. Yes. Microdermabrasion is often referred to as the “lunch hour facial” because the procedure is so brief and the side effects are hardly noticeable. After a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin should look and feel refreshed, and be only slightly flushed.

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