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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion at Ponte Vedra Vein Institute

Microdermabrasion of the face, neck, and décolleté minimizes hyper-pigmentation and fine lines, boosts collagen production, and smoothes scars.  Enjoy smoother skin and a more youthful appearance for all skin types. Noticeable results are apparent after one session and there are dramatic improvements with consecutive treatments. After years of sun exposure and the aging process take its toll on your skin, the lines, wrinkles, color changes, and texture become visible. Microdermabrasion can reduce the effects of aging and discoloration. Anyone who desires a more even complexion would be a good candidate for microdermabrasion.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a simple, non-invasive procedure performed by the trained and qualified staff at Ponte Vedra Vein Institute. It is an effective treatment for many skin conditions, such as:

  • Rosacea
  • Acne and blackheads
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation and age spots
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin firming
  • Preventing and reducing wrinkles
  • Lightening spots
  • Excellent cleansing effect

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a progressive, non-invasive treatment that removes the horny (top) layer of the skin; dead skin cells. It promotes the production of new cells in the deepest layer of the dermis. It cleans pores and aids in balancing oil production. It stimulates collagen networking to further even out skin texture and tone.

How is microdermabrasion performed?

The area is thoroughly cleansed to remove excess oils from the skin. A wand is manually passed over the skin on the face. It gently abrades the surface while a vacuum thoroughly cleanses the skin of impurities. Afterwards a soothing toner is applied to the face, followed with a hydrating cream and sunblock.

How does the treatment work?

Microdermabrasion works in two ways:

  • Gently exfoliating
  • Removing the outside layers (stratum corneum) of the skin

The abrasive action of the wand gently removes the outer surface layers, allowing smoother, fresher skin to be apparent. The vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation and lymphatic flow, increasing the blood supply that provides nutrients needed for skin regeneration. This helps accelerate the skin’s repair process and stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin thereby improving skin texture and elasticity.

How often is microdermabrasion recommended?

Individual microdermabrasion treatments are recommended every two to four weeks. You will see results after just one treatment, but 3-5 sessions may be necessary depending on the severity of your skin damage. Maintenance sessions should be sought to keep skin healthy and glowing.

Is microdermabrasion painful?

No, the treatment is performed with little discomfort and is adjusted to the client’s comfort level. At the most, sensitive skin might experience a sensation resembling light sunburn or windburn. After treatment, the skin has a pink glow, and you can resume your normal activities immediately. The procedure can be done during lunch hour.

Can microdermabrasion be combined with other skin care treatments?

Yes, we offer many facial and aesthetic services that can be done the same day as your microdermabrasion treatment.  Ask us about upgrading to combine other services with your microdermabrasion such as a chemical peel, oxygenating treatment, or skin soothing mask with massage. Your treatment plan can also include Endymed Skin Tightening, Rejuvapen Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation or Platelet Rich Plasma facial rejuvenation.

Is microdermabrasion for everyone?

Microdermabrasion is recommended for uneven granular skin, sun damage, enlarged pores, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles, minor acne scars, and skin discoloration. Microdermabrasion cannot be expected to remove tattoos, deep wrinkles, or birthmarks. Microdermabrasion works on improving skin texture and restoring the skin elasticity and clarity.

What are the risks of microdermabrasion?

There are not many risks associated with microdermabrasion if you are a healthy adult, but we must consider those with skin or medical conditions. You should NOT have a microdermabrasion treatment if you have an undiagnosed lesion, recent herpes outbreak, warts, active weeping acne (stages 3-4), active rosacea, unstable diabetes, autoimmune system disorders, recent laser surgery, recent start of Retin A, recent chemical peel, recent waxing, and if prone to hyperpigmentation take precautions in lowering pressures.

What preparations should be done prior to microdermabrasion?

Please wait 2 weeks after receiving Botox, Dysport, or fillers for your microdermabrasion. Stop aggressive exfoliating products 24 hrs. prior to treatment, including Retin A and Renova. For best results, please arrive to your appointment with little to no makeup.

What should be done post microdermabrasion treatment?

A moisturizer and a sunscreen are applied to the skin prior to leaving. Some redness is expected after a treatment; however, this is not likely to persist more than a few hours. The sensation of having a mild windburn or sunburn will also pass after a few hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days after a treatment. We recommend a high quality sun protectant product as well as minimizing sun exposure. Exposure to UV radiation is one of the key factors in speeding the skin aging process. Avoid AHA products and skin exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours after treatment. Make-up may be applied immediately after treatment, however, you may wish to experience the clean fresh glow of your skin. We also carry Oxygenetix, an amazing oxygenating foundation that provides natural, complete coverage in a light breathable formula that speeds up skin cell production. This foundation is available for purchase or you can upgrade your treatment to include a foundation application at the end of your microdermabrasion or facial service.

How much does microdermabrasion cost in Jacksonville?

Microdermabrasion is not typically covered by insurance. Ponte Vedra Vein Institute accepts cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards. We also offer, for your convenience, financing options for any budget.

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