Microdermabrasion Chicago

Minimally Invasive Procedure with medical grade Sodium Bicarbonate

Microdermabrasion - How does it work? 

Are you looking for a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on your face or body?  A Microdermabrasion treatment, a less aggressive approach than dermabrasion, uses minimally abrasive instruments to gently sand the skin and remove the thicker, uneven outer layer.  This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage and even stretch marks.

One way to describe a microdermabrasian treatment is by imagining a very fine sand blaster. Microdermabrasian utilizes micro particles of medical grade crystals of baking soda to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth.  This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein, which is abundant when you are a child and makes appearance of skin taut and smooth.  Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.

There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.

We use Advanced Microderm, the only system engineered to utilize medical grade sodium bicarbonate’s all natural properties.  Baking soda allows you to give the same depth of abrasion as aluminum oxide-without any of the potentially harmful side effects.  Aluminum oxide is not to be used on the under-eye area and lips due to the potential risk of cornea scratches and crystal ingestion.  Baking soda residue is not associated with either of these risks.  In addition, it will not leave the skin red or irritated and is beneficial to helping treat acne. Once you have been treated with baking soda, you will never want to have another aluminum oxide treatment again.

Microdermabrasion results

Microdermabrasion can:

  • Eliminate age spots and black heads
  • Eliminate hyper pigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
  • Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
  • Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
  • Treat acne and the scars left by acne

How many treatments are necessary to see results?

You will see results after the first treatment however the most dramatic results will be seen after about 3-6 treatments.

How often should Microdermabrasion be performed?

Once every 7-10 days for the first 4-5 treatments.  After this initial treatment cycle, a maintenance schedule of about one treatment every 4-6 weeks is usually recommended.