Micro-dermabrasion for Healthier Skin

Facial Micro-dermabrasion is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. Both patients and physicians have been quick to embrace a skin-smoothing treatment that is relatively easy to administer, requires no supplemental counseling, and provides results that can be maintained with regular visits. The process is safe, simple, painless, and results are seen immediately. Dull, flaky dead skin cells are removed by directing a stream of corundum crystal (referred to as media) onto the treatment area, effectively exposing the fresh new skin that lies just below the surface. Effective for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and sun-damaged skin, this procedure is the newest skin renewal process in the United States today.

Micro-dermabrasion uses the principle of mechanical disruption of the stratum corneum layer of your skin to stimulate the production of new, living cells at the level of the stratum germinativum. Stimulation of this layer causes cellular turnover, which also stimulates a reaction at the level of the dermis in the form of vasodilation, producing better cellular nutrition, which in turn improves skin elasticity and texture. The result is a fresher, healthier looking skin with an enhanced surface quality. After micro-dermabrasion the stratum corneum is soft and compact and the barrier function is strengthened, with the skin becoming more tolerant to environmental insult, less sensitive and well hydrated.

The time for cell renewal and migration to the stratum corneum averages a 4-5 week period. This is why significant improvement is not noted until the 4th to 5th week of treatment.

Micro-dermabrasion is ideally suited for those individuals with severely compromised skin quality due to years of sun exposure.

Micro-dermabrasion represents an excellent treatment modality for hyper-pigmentation, since the regular treatments will recreate a more youthful skin health and texture. Micro-dermabrasion offers the prospect of a rapid exfoliation of the stratum corneum to make the pigmentation reduction process faster, with most treatable pigmentation deficits seated a life cycle of 28-34 days below the surface.

The Benefits of Micro-dermabrasion

Non-Candidates for Treatment

Treatments should be done every 1-2 weeks. Individually they are $90.00. A series of 5 may be purchased for $400.00. Please contact Key to Health Clinic with any questions, (503) 434-6515 or click on the following link, Key to Health Clinic.