Microdermabrasion – Washington DC and Maryland
Welcome to DC Cosmetics, we are pleased to now offer microdermabrasion. Our team looks forward to getting to know you and addressing your cosmetic concerns.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure popularized in Europe that uses crystals under pressure to remove dead or damaged layers of skin, and stimulate the skin to regenerate improving texture. The crystals and skin debris are then vacuumed away, resulting in a smoother, less wrinkled skin.
We use the Gio-Pelle(tm) advanced adjustable suction machine, called a microdermabrader. The microdermbrader gentlely sprays fine aluminum oxide crystals across the face, while simultaneously removing the dead, outer layer of skin. The Gio-Pelle ™ microdermabrader also uses Crystal-Free diamond tips which is the latest innovation for microdermabrasion. In our practice, we have tailored a treatment that starts out by using crystals and finishes by using diamond tipped dermabraders to get the best benefits possible.
Microdermabrasion resurfaces the top layer of the skin, called the stratum corneum) to a precise depth by the combination exfoliation/vacuum process. By removing these dead skin cells and stimulating blood flow, the deeper dermal level is stimulated to produce collagen and fibroblasts, restoring to the skin a more supple and elastic appearance.
Those living cells deep within the skin tissue are stimulated to produce and compensate
for the loss of part of the protective layer of the skin. The result is fresher, healthier,
rejuvenated skin with enhanced surface quality.
Microdermabrasion is recommended for skin with:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Minor acne scars
Blackheads and comedones
Age spots/hyper pigmentation
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Little to no downtime
healthier younger looking skin
Contraindications to Microdermabrasion
Inflammatory acne or infected pustules
Dermatitis including psoriasis
Ultra sensitive skin
Auto Immune Disease
Treatments to consider along with Microdermabrasion:
We belive in a combined approach to facial rejuvenation. A person considering microdermabrasion needs to also consider other treatments that are used either in conjunction or separately for best results. A partial list of these treatments are:
Wrinke relaxers such as Botox or Dysport
wrinke fillers such as juvederm, restylane, or radiesse
laser treatments for deeper regenerative power. followed by microdermabrasion treatments.
Chemical peels such as our popular VI peel Chemical Peel.
Frequently asked questions
Q. How many treatments are needed?
A. A typical patient receives 6 treatments in 2 weeks intervals to complete a series.
Q. How long does a patient typically continue receiving treatments?
A. After the initial 6 treatments, a typical patient returns on a monthly basis for maintenance. Some may return every few months as needed. This is usually determined by the treating technician..
Q. Can the Gio Peel Microdermabrader be used on all skin types?
A. Absolutely microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types.
Q. Can Gio Peel Microdermabrader be used on pregnant women?
A. Yes, microdermabrasion is safe for pregnant women.
Q. Can the Gio Peel Microdermabrader be used on acne patients?
A. Yes, a series of treatments will actually benefit acne patients more than the use of topical products.
Q. Can ingrown hairs be treated?
A. Yes. This procedure is excellent for patients with ingrown hairs and for patients undergoing hair removal treatments. The Gio Peel keeps the hair follicle unclogged between treatments.
Q. Should a patient be exposed to the sun immediately following a treatment?
A. No. A three day waiting period is important to prevent sun damage to the skin. Also always apply sun block of SPF25 or more.