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ACCENT PRIME BEFORE & AFTER

Microdermabrasion

HELPS ADDRESS:

  • Acne
  • Uneven skin tone/texture
  • Photoaging
  • Seborrheic skin
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Clogged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma1
PRICE RANGE: $50-$250 depending upon location and devices used; $60-$1,500 for at-home units.
AVERAGE DOWNTIME: No downtime, but some redness may occur which generally resolves within a few hours. Some flaking of the skin is possible.

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MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

WHAT IT DOES: A true professional microdermabrasion treatment generally will remove the top layers of dead skin cells, essentially removing the protective barrier of the skin. Microdermabrasion devices may be either a crystal or diamond-head system. The first microdermabrasion machine on the market, the crystal system, propels small crystals of aluminum oxide, sodium chloride, or magnesium oxide on the skin. The intensity of the flow of crystals can be adjusted to provide more exfoliating action, while continuous suction removes the crystals along with the loosened dead skin and debris. The diamond-head system also uses continuous suction, but dislodges dead skin cells and cellular debris via a wand tip encrusted with diamond “shards”. The technician scrapes the wand tip on the surface of the skin, “sanding” away the top layers. The action of a microdermabrasion facial may be limited to the epidermis, but the abrasion and suction increases blood flow in the skin, nourishing the epidermis by diffusion from the capillaries in the upper layers of the dermis. Microdermabrasion also promotes increased collagen fiber density at the dermal-epidermal junction. The result is a fresh layer of “young” glowing skin.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Microdermabrasion can leave the skin especially susceptible to water or epidermal water loss. To combat this outcome and prep the skin for optimal recovery, it’s important to be well hydrated for 24 hours prior to the microdermabrasion treatment and for 48 hours after microdermabrasion. Although microdermabrasion does not cut or break the skin, it is a form of wounding, and hydration is an important aid to the body as it works through the repair process.



FEATURED PRODUCT

Retexturing Activator

With the resurfacing power of a daily 20% glycolic acid treatment, Retexturing Activator is a revolutionary oil-free serum that replenishes and resurfaces skin while optimizing the skin’s amino acid supply to reinforce the skin’s external barrier for softer, smoother skin texture.

CHEMICAL PEELS

HELSPS ADDRESS: Acne, Acne Scars, Age Spots, Rough Texture, Discoloration, Fine Lines, Wrinkles
PRICE RANGE: $250
AVEREGE DOWNTIME: 0-2 Weeks

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TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

WHAT IT DOES: Administered by a skincare professional, chemical peel’s work by exfoliating the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of blemishes, texture, or wrinkles.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Chemical peels come in many different strengths and acidic formulations. Some common acids in chemical peels are alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).

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FEATURED PRODUCT

GLYCOLIC 10 RENEW OVERNIGHT

Clinically proven to be well-tolerated between chemical peels to optimize and maintain results

THE CHEMICAL PEEL EXPERIENCE

The Chemical Peel Experience

Microdermabrasion FAQS


*Always consult your physician before undergoing this procedure

POST-TREATMENT SKINCARE ROUTINE

**It is recommended to incorporate an at-home skincare regimen after this procedure; always consult with your physician before using a regimen for individual at-home advice.
**Follow all product use instructions and warnings
***If irritation occurs, discontinue use; if irritation persists, consult your physician
****These products have not been tested with a microdermabrasion treatment

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