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Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment for a vast range of skin problems including, sun damage, enlarged pores, blackheads and comedones, stretch marks, and uneven skin. This procedure is slightly more aggressive than glycolic peeling, but is still considered a “lunchtime” treatment.
For better results, many patients alternate or combine glycolic peels with microdermabrasion treatments. This combination has demonstrated dramatic results.

What’s it for?
Microdermabrasion gently abrades epidermal cells to treat a vast range of skin problems virtually anywhere on the body.

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Uneven and granular skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads and comedones
  • Superficial scars
  • Some stretch marks

Microdermabrasion at Radiant Skin Clinic is accomplished through the use of the DiamondSkin system that provides a particle-free, safe and effective epidermal abrasion while infusing the skin with specialized solutions designed to treat hyperpigmentation, acne, and aging. Gentle enough to use on all skin types, DiamondSkin provides our highly trained estheticians with an advantage in delivering one of the most popular facial treatments available today.

Corrects - gently removes the surface layers of the skin, allowing smoother, fresher skin to emerge.
Stimulates - The vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation, increasing the blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. It also stimulates formation of new collagen and elastin to improve skin texture and elasticity.

What’s it feel like? The treatment is performed with little to no discomfort. Sensitive patients might experience a slight sensation similar to light sunburn. After treatment, the skin has a pink glow. Since you can resume your normal activities immediately, many patients schedule treatment during their lunch hour.

What products should you use after getting a microdermabrasion? Each morning use a product with a cocktail of antioxidants. This will feed the skin and stimulate the lower epidermis to new skin cells at a faster rate.

Use a daily glycolic acid cream or lotion to continue to slough off dead skin cells that will build up daily (using a cleanser that also contains glycolic acid will prepare the skin for better penetration of the cream).

Use a retinol each and every night. Finding a good retinol that has a solid delivery system, time release formula and does not irritate the skin too much is optimal for daily use. If a retinol is too strong or irritating, you simply will not use it nightly. Using retinol daily is when you get the most benefits of collagen production. Do not apply a moisturizer or any other product over the retinol -- this will dilute its strength so it cannot work as effectively.

Here are some recommended products to use after a microdermabrasion:
Cellective Clinical DayGuard Antioxidant Capsules
PreVox Intensive Antioxidant Therapy
Cellective Clinical Glycolic Moisture Cream
Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 15
DermWorx Retinol 0.6% with Microsponge
Cellective Clinical Transforming Retinol Cream

Alternative rejuvenation treatments include chemical peels, laser resurfacing, pigmentation bleaching creams, photo-rejuvenation, collagen induction therapy, and more. Find out which procedure best achieves your desired result.