Over time, our skin begins to deteriorate as a result of age, diet, and exposure to environmental factors. The natural aging process causes the skin’s connective fibers to break down. When we are young, the skin has naturally abundant collagen, moisture, and fat to plump out features and keep skin smooth and strong. The skin gradually becomes thinner and rougher as we age. Without the supportive connective tissue that it once had, the skin loses strength and flexibility.
Naturally, when we notice changes in our skin, we search for solutions to restore it to its previous state. Now with microdermabrasion, there is a safe and gentle way to help rejuvenate, smooth and repair your skin. Microdermabrasion is ideal for both men and women seeking to turn back the effects of time, and who desire healthy and younger-looking skin. This treatment is well suited to those who do not wish to undergo laser or chemical treatments.
This revolutionary skin restoration procedure is still one of the most commonly performed treatments at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, because the results that it delivers have stood the test of time. This treatment can be used to treat aging skin with noticeable lines, wrinkles and age spots; as well as sun damaged skin in need of rejuvenation, hyper-pigmentation marks, and some acne scarring and acne skin. In addition, microdermabrasion can be used to treat stretch marks and in-grown hairs. If you’re considering this amazing microdermabrasion treatment for yourself, please call one of our two convenient clinics to find out how we can assist you.
Microdermabrasion is suitable for any skin type or colour. Men and women who hope to improve dull, dry, damaged skin can benefit from this procedure which can be performed on a variety of areas including the face, neck, back, arms and hands.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure. Dead and damaged cells are removed from the skins surface; encouraging new skin cells to develop, leading to soft and smooth skin. The secret is its unique multiple-elements approach; combining ‘Abralase’ (the infrared light) to erase 10-100 microns of epidermis, and ‘Vacusound’ which utilizes moderate suction and calibrates ultrasound waves in order to improve vascular and lymphatic circulation.
Microdermabrasion for in-grown hair
In-grown hairs are hairs that have grown back into your skin rather than rising up and going through the skin, producing a raised red bump, sometimes mistaken for a pimple. Often caused by shaving, these bumps can irritate the skin and their appearance may cause embarrassment. Although they are not serious, they may cause pain, itching or redness. Individuals with curly or coarse hair are more likely to develop in-grown hairs as curly hair can turn downwards rather than up towards the skin.
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for in-grown hairs, as it targets and removes the dead outer layer of skin. This exfoliation clears follicles, allowing the trapped hair to surface. Regular microdermabrasion treatments can also help prevent ingrown hairs from developing, resulting in smoother and softer skin. Microdermabrasion has been renowned as an effective cosmetic treatment, resulting in noticeably improved skin texture, tone and colour. We welcome you to come in to one of our three GTA Q Esthetics locations to find out how microdermabrasion can benefit you.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure. Following microdermabrasion, your skin may feel tight. The exfoliating treatment may cause flaking of the skin, so you should moisturize post-procedure. Depending on the area being treated, the treatment typically takes 15 to 30 minutes. Approximately six sessions at 2-4 week intervals are usually recommended to achieve optimal results. However, prior to an event, just one treatment can provide glowing and smooth results. This simple and safe procedure requires no downtime so you can resume normal day-to-day activities immediately after the treatment. Sunscreen should be applied liberally to treated areas.
Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks
If you’ve gained or lost weight due to pregnancy or other factors, stretch marks may appear as a result – most commonly found on the breasts, stomach, thighs, buttocks and arms. Stretch marks are streaks or linear marks on the skin, which are a different shade than the surrounding skin. These stubborn lines can be very difficult to get rid of and as a result of genetics, they may be impossible to prevent. Many young people develop them when going through a dramatic growth spurt or from rapid weight gain. They typically begin as a purple or reddish colour, demonstrating the damage or tear in the deeper layer of the skin’s fabric. Over time they fade to pale silvery or purple marks and show mostly as textural irregularities on the skin’s surface. At Q Esthetics Laser Clinics, we use microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. While many think of microdermabrasion as a treatment exclusively for the face, it can be used to combat skin problems on the body as well. This treatment is most effective when used in conjunction with laser resurfacing.
Like laser resurfacing, which targets damages skin cells while facilitating the production of new and more even skin, microdermabrasion also encourages the production of collagen in the skin. As a result, it can improve the elasticity in skin, which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks. If you are embarrassed by the presence of stretch marks, call one of our two convenient locations today to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you determine the best approach for reducing the appearance of unsightly stretch marks.
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With cutting-edge technologies and a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we work with thousands of our patients each and every year, so we can understand how you feel and how to serve your needs better. You may already have problems to deal with, and you’ve likely tried many products to treat yourself at home, experiencing disappointment and frustration. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs*. There is not one solution that fits all, and your private one-on-one consultation will be the first step to regaining your beauty and health again. Rest assured we offer many different treatment modalities, and if you’ve given up, because of poor results from previous treatments, we will find effective alternatives so that you can begin to see yourself in great shape again.
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