Vancouver Microdermabrasion

Vancouver Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and from the effects of aging.  It is a quick, safe, effective form of exfoliation for all skin types and colours with no downtime or discomfort.  At La Derma we use a diamond-tipped applicator with a slight suction to remove dead or damaged skin cells. Skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, fresher and younger looking.

At La Derma all Microdermabrasion treatments are followed by a soothing, regenerating serum or mask depending on individual skin’s needs.

Why does the skin benefit from Microdermabrasion?

Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin.  As new cells form they push their way to the surface where dead cells and other debris then settle. This can cause enlarged and / or clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance.  As we age this skin re-newel process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

Is Microdermabrasion the same as Dermabrasion?

No, Microdermabrasion is NOT the same as Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a much more aggressive procedure which has to be done in an operating room, whereas Microdermabrasion is much gentler and can be performed in the office.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed depends on the result each client desires. Usually 6 microdermabrasion treatments, scheduled two to four weeks apart will meet most people’s expectations. After the recommended number of sessions, you may want to schedule a treatment every two to three months, for maintenance.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may experience a slight tingling sensation and skin may feel tighter as if exposed to the wind or sun.  The treated area may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours. You will have sunscreen applied after your treatment, to avoid sun damage. Continue the use of your home skin care regimen as recommended by our office.