The Best Facial Treatment for Wrinkles & Acne Scars In Coquitlam BC
Microdermabrasion is a traditional method of resurfacing the superficial layer of skin to help exfoliate dead skin cells. The device also allows for the infusion of hydrating agents and topical skincare elements at the same time as the resurfacing. This hydrating deep facial leaves your skin glowing and soft! Many proponents of regular medical skincare consider dermabrasion to be a must for skin care maintenance.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure used to exfoliate and remove the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells in order to achieve a clearer complexion. It is often performed prior to facials, peels, and laser skin treatments in order to produce the best possible results with those procedures. It is a non-surgical treatment with no downtime that gently exfoliates dead surface layers of the skin to help improve the appearance of:
- Acne Pigmentation
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Dull rough-looking skin
- Clogged pores and blackheads
We welcome microdermabrasion patients who live in Coquitlam and all surrounding areas like Burnaby, Surrey, MapleRidge, Pitt Meadows, Langley, New Westminister, Vancouver, etc in British Columbia. Give us a call at (604)773-6401 to make your appointment at BC Medical Spa and learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion!
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Swift recovery
- Boosts self-confidence
- Helps reduce sun damage
- Helps reverse acne scarring
- Helps combat the signs of aging
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles
- Gentle and non-invasive treatment
- Creates more youthful-looking skin overall
- Helps stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin
- Safe for all skin types and tones, even those with allergies
After A Microdermabrasion, You Can Expect
Softer, smoother skin
Microdermabrasion evens out skin texture, improve skin tone, and diminishes pore size, revealing skin that is rejuvenated and youthful.
Minimized fine lines
Microdermabrasion retexturizes fine lines to reduce their appearance and reveal more youthful, smooth skin.
Enhanced circulation and lymph flow
Aging skin often experiences a lack of circulation, but microdermabrasion increases circulation for more youthful skin.
Revived sense of confidence
With more youthful and glowing skin, you’ll feel more confident and feel like the best version of yourself!
Removal of dead skin cells
As a form of physical exfoliation, microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells and dry, dehydrated skin.
Improvement in acne scars
Because microdermabrasion removes dead skin and promotes the growth of new skin, it also improves acne scars by creating new healthy skin cells.
The Microdermabrasion Procedure
During the microdermabrasion procedure, which is usually performed by an aesthetician, a handheld device is used to transmit tiny crystal particles across the targeted treatment area. The crystals and dead skin are then suctioned away with a vacuum tool, revealing fresh underlying skin. A treatment session can last from 5 to 60 minutes. The results of a single microdermabrasion treatment are temporary. For continued improvement, treatment should be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks.
What do I need to know About Microdermabrasion?
- Free Consultations are available at BC Medical Spa in Coquitlam Center
- One or more treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result
- Do not wax 2-3 days prior to treatment
- No downtime required.
- Discontinue active ingredient products like Retin A and/or Retinol for 1 week
- May experience some redness.
- No direct sun exposure for 2 days post-treatment.
The Cost of Microdermabrasion
The cost for microdermabrasion varies based on the complexity of the work performed, and on whether any additional skincare treatments are employed in tandems, such as the application of antioxidant serums, or dermal fillers. In general, patients will need around 6-8 sessions to see comprehensive improvement in their skin. We welcome microdermabrasion patients who live in Coquitlam and all surrounding areas like Burnaby, Surrey, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Langley, New Westminister, Vancouver, etc in British Columbia.
Be A Certified Microdermabrasion Technician
Do you like to be a microdermabrasion technician? Our microdermabrasion course will provide you with in-depth training and all the tools needed to become a professional microdermabrasion technician. On successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion works on flaws at the surface level, treating only the outermost layer of skin. Tiny exfoliating crystals are blown onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer. The Microderm vacuum removes the crystals and dead skin cells leaving the newer, younger skin cells to be revealed.
Am I a candidate for microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a safe facial treatment, non-invasive procedure that’s beneficial for all different skin types and conditions. Anyone who is unhappy with their skin texture or has trouble areas like sun damage or acne scarring are perfect candidates for microdermabrasion.
Is microdermabrasion painful?
Microdermabrasion should not be confused with dermabrasion, which is an invasive surgical procedure typically performed by dermatologists or plastic surgeons under local or general anesthesia. Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and requires no numbing gels or medicines.
The treated area will be pink and feel dry and tight for about 24 hours. The feeling is similar to sunburn or windburn. You can use a moisturizer, but some types of makeup shouldn’t be applied until 24 hours after the procedure. Your aesthetician will advise you on the best skin care products.
How many treatments will I need?
Many clients see improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas after just one treatment. Since skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, many people choose to start with weekly treatments for 3 sessions to clear up the skin, and then switch to a monthly maintenance regimen for long-lasting results.
What is the recovery like after microdermabrasion?
There is no downtime with a microdermabrasion treatment. You can walk out of our office and return to work or resume your normal activities. Your skin will be sensitive, but that’s the extent of the recovery. Within 24 hours, the sensitivity usually dissipates.
What will my recovery entail?
With microdermabrasion, there is virtually no downtime whatsoever. You will be able to return to your day’s activities immediately after your session. It is even safe to use makeup right away. As always, We caution you to use sunblock when exposed to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, as this will help preserve the best results from your microdermabrasion treatment for the long-term.