Crystal microdermabrasion uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away the outer layers of the skin. Like the diamond-tip handpiece, dead skin cells are suctioned off right away.
The different types of crystals that may be used include aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
Microdermabrasion Session: $59
At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, microdermabrasion treatments are performed regularly. Clinical studies indicate that microdermabrasion, which is also referred to as ‘microderm,’ is an effective treatment for removing dead skin cells and revealing the younger-looking skin that lies beneath. Since microderm treatments are considered safe for almost anyone, chances are, you would be a good candidate for this procedure.
What is Microdermabrasion?
A microdermabrasion treatment is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to exfoliate skin cells. Once these skin cells are removed, the client’s overall skin tone and texture improve.
Who Performs Microdermabrasion Procedures at Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
One of our experienced technicians uses a microdermabrasion device to remove the outermost layer of the thick, uneven skin cells that are causing an individual’s face to appear dull.
The Two Most Common Methods Used for Microderm Treatments
The two methods that technicians use the most are the crystal microdermabrasion and the diamond-tip microdermabrasion techniques. While these techniques are very similar, they are not identical.
The difference between the diamond-tip and the crystal microdermabrasion techniques:
- Diamond-Tip microdermabrasion – using this method, the applicator touches the skin as it removes the upper layer of dead skin cells. These cells are immediately suctioned away.
- Crystal microdermabrasion – using this technique, the microdermabrasion device never touches the skin; instead, this device uses a wand that gently emits tiny crystal particles toward the treatment area. It is the particles that exfoliate the dead cells on the client’s outermost layer of skin; thus, revealing the younger skin cells beneath. Directly after the fine crystals are gently sprayed upon the treatment area, the dead skin cells are immediately suctioned away. There are a variety of crystals available for use with this device, including sodium bicarbonate and aluminum oxide.
How Microderm Treatments Work
The action of the exfoliated skin cells being suctioned away stimulates lymphatic flow and microcirculation; thus, increasing the blood supply to the treatment area and providing the essential nutrients for cell regeneration.
These nutrients help accelerate the repair process, stimulating collagen and elastin production, which improves the texture and elasticity of the skin. In addition, by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, Microderm treatments promote and hasten the production of new cells, resulting in skin that, in time, becomes firmer and more toned.
After the removal of the dead skin cells on the outermost layer of skin, the younger skin cells become visible and the client’s complexion appears vibrant, which makes him or her look more youthful.
At the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Licensed Medical Aesthetician Elli Bell and her team of technicians frequently perform this skin-brightening treatment. She and her team use the crystal microdermabrasion technique.
What Issues Can Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microderm is an effective treatment for numerous conditions; however, choosing an experienced technician is essential to attaining optimal results.
Many of the beauty bar’s clients choose to have these treatments as a way to diminish their fine lines and wrinkles, which, overall, is the most common reason that people choose to have the microdermabrasion procedure. However, there are other issues that this procedure can address.
Microderm treatments can also address:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Oversized pores
- Sun-damaged skin
- A dull-looking complexion
When microdermabrasion is used in conjunction with laser treatments, they can address:
- Uneven skin tones
- Age spots
- Uneven skin texture
Is Microdermabrasion Approved by the FDA?
Yes, the Food and Drug Administration approved this treatment in 1996.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
How many treatments you will need and the amount of time for each of your sessions depends on the reason you are having microdermabrasion treatments: Another factor that is used to determine this is what your final expectations are.
Is Microderm a Good Wrinkle Treatment for Everyone?
As with any cosmetic procedure, results vary. The location of the client’s wrinkles and how many microderm treatments he or she receives will determine the effectiveness of the microdermabrasion treatments.
Is There Any Way to Enhance the Results Achieved with a Microdermabrasion Treatment for Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
Yes, many of the clients who come to Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for microderm treatments follow daily skincare routines. Your routine should include a moisturizer and a toner. Your technician is happy to help you choose skin care products that will meet the needs of your specific skin type.
Which Areas of the Body are Microdermabrasion Treatments Typically Used On?
At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Microderm procedures are performed on the face; however, other areas of the body can be treated using this procedure.
Areas of the face treated with Microderm procedures at the beauty bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, include the:
Other areas of the body where microdermabrasion has been approved for use include the:
- Upper thighs
When treatments are performed on these areas of the body, they are usually targeting skin discolorations or stretch marks. Areas that cannot be treated using this procedure are those where the skin is irregular or thin (e.g., feet, ears, hands, etc.).
Does a Microdermabrasion Procedure Hurt?
No, this procedure does not hurt; therefore, patients do not receive any type of anesthetic. You will feel no discomfort, no pain and you will experience no bleeding as the layer of healthy, glowing skin is brought to the surface. This procedure is considered one of the most non-invasive, result-oriented anti-aging procedures available today.
How Do I Prepare for My Microdermabrasion Treatment at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
There is very little that you need to do ahead of time to prepare for your microderm treatment. Elli recommends that you avoid tanning creams, sun exposure, and waxing your face, including your cheekbones, neck, forehead, and jawline, for about a week. In addition, do not use any facial masks or exfoliating creams within three days of your treatment.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
Ideally, your technician would like you to arrive at the beauty bar with a fresh face that is free of makeup; however, if this is not possible, you can just remove your makeup once you arrive at the beauty bar.
This in-office procedure can take from 30 minutes to an hour.
Since this procedure is not painful, numbing agents and anesthesia are not necessary.
- Your technician will ask you to sit down in one of Coco Lash’s comfortable treatment chairs.
- Your technician will recline the chair to a position that allows for a comfortable reach to all areas of the face being treated.
- Even if you just washed your face, your face will be cleansed. This cleansing is done to remove any excess oils.
- Using a handheld device, your technician will gently spray fine crystals onto the targeted areas of your face. If your technician is performing this procedure on your entire face, each section is addressed accordingly (i.e., your neck, jawline, cheekbones, and forehead). As the technician exfoliates the dead skin cells, the vacuum sucks them up. At the same time, the vacuum helps to remove any impurities within your skin (e.g., blackheads).
- Once the exfoliation process is complete, your technician applies a high-quality, gentle, hydrating skin moisturizer and sunscreen to the areas of the face that were treated.
Potential Side Effects Following a Microderm Treatment
Some of the most common side effects, which typically subside within a few hours of treatment, include inflammation, redness, and mild tenderness.
To prevent the onset of dry and flaky skin, Elli recommends that you use a high-quality, gentle skin moisturizer.
You may experience some minor bruising. This bruising is most likely the result of the suctioning process used to remove the dead skin cells.
Aftercare – What to Expect After Your Microdermabrasion Treatment
There is no downtime: You should be able to return to your daily activities directly after your treatment.
Wear sunscreen to protect your skin: This is very important because your skin may be more sensitive to the sun. This extra sensitivity can last for several weeks.
Drink plenty of water because this helps keep your skin hydrated.
Avoid the use of topical acne medications for at least a day following treatment.
When Will I See the Results?
Directly after your procedure, you will see some results, but, as time passes, you should expect your results to continue to improve.
After your first procedure, your technician should be able to tell you how many microdermabrasion sessions he or she believes you will need to have to meet your aesthetic goals.
A Custom-Designed Treatment Plan
Your technician will create you a customized treatment plan and, once your initial treatments are complete, a maintenance plan can be created.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion Treatments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
For healthy adults, there are very few risks associated with microdermabrasion; however, there are some adults who should avoid these treatments.
Individuals who are not good candidates for this treatment include those with:
- Active rosacea
- An undiagnosed lesion(s)
- Autoimmune system disorders
- Unstable diabetes
- Acne that is actively weeping (i.e., stages 3-4)
- Skin prone to hyperpigmentation
Or those who have recently had:
- A herpes outbreak
- Laser surgery
- A chemical peel
- A wax treatment
In addition, adults who have recently started a treatment of Retin A should hold off on having this treatment. Furthermore, individuals who have had facial surgery must wait at least two months to have a microderm treatment.
Will My Health Insurance Cover Microdermabrasion Treatments?
Unfortunately, insurance does not typically cover this treatment; however, a microderm treatment session at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is only $59 for the face and $89 per area for the body.
If you would like your skin to appear more youthful and vibrant, microdermabrasion may be the skin-rejuvenating treatment for you. Contact the beauty bar today at (225) 361-0227 to make an appointment with one of our technicians. We are located at 8510 Quarters Lake Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.