MicroDermabrasion - 30 Minutes $49

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin which further improves your skin's appearance. Someone with fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars are good candidates for microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion treatments have virtually no side effects, and because microdermabrasion uses non-allergenic crystals to treat the skin, it is an excellent treatment for clients who have very sensitive skin. During a microdermabrasion treatment, I apply a stream of tiny ("micro") aluminum oxide crystals through a hand piece that is placed against your skin. These dermabrasion crystals exfoliate the skin, and the mild suction created by the microdermabrasion system removes the skin debris and crystals. Approximately five to twelve treatments spaced two to three weeks apart are usually necessary to reap full microdermabrasion benefits. Convenient and virtually painless, the microdermabrasion procedure takes only 30 minutes. After a microdermabrasion treatment, the newly revealed layer of skin is usually more sensitive and requires extra protection from the sun. You should not feel uncomfortable, but I recommend applying sun screen on a daily basis after a microdermabrasion treatment. Applying moisturizing creams to hydrate and calm the skin can also prevent any potential irritation. You can apply makeup soon after undergoing microdermabrasion to conceal any visible signs of the treatment, but any signs of the treatment will usually fade away in a few hours. Microdermabrasion recovery and results are among the most favorable of all the noninvasive facial treatments available today.

The microdermabrasion machine that I use is the Nue Skin 500 Microdermabrasion Machine (shown pictured above). It is the best machine on the market, and gives unparalleled flexibility. It is the only machine that allows you to switch between Aluminum Oxide crystals and a softer organic grain for a "polishing" effect. Just like an artist who has different sized paint brushes to achieve specific artisitic effects, these different microdermabrasion "brushes" allow me to achieve a much better overall result.