Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that removes the topmost layer of dead skin cells restoring it to its natural smoothness and health. The microdermabrasion treatment requires no down time and normal activities may be resumed immediately.
Microdermabrasion is generally suggested for:
- Reducing minor to moderate fine lines
- Diminishing sun damage and age spots
- Oily to leathery skin textures
- Minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores
- Extracting blackheads and whiteheads
- Hyperpigmentation reduction
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Enhancing the overall health and appearance of the skin
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Add a chemical peel for $25.00
$75.00 CHEMICAL PEEL
Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) (such as glycolic,mandelic, lactic, or fruit acids) are the mildest of the peel formulas and are used exclusively at the Permanent Choice. These types of peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover from a phenol or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel. AHA peels may be used to treat fine wrinkles,dull looking skin, uneven pigmentation and acne. A series of appointments are needed. We recommend a treatment series of four to twelve sessions depending on the condition(s) being treated and type of skin.These treatments are performed every two to four weeks to start. Maintenance microdermabrasion treatments are recommended.
We offer a variety of peels depending on your needs. These peels include a mandelic acid peel, a glycolic/lactic acid peel and a salicylic/mandelic acid peel. For more information please contact us at 952-898-1111.
The technician steadily moves the wand over the target area, applying even and steady pressure. A standard session usually consists of one to three passes depending on the skin and conditions being treated.
Microdermabrasion can be done alone or is complimented by a chemical peel. These treatments are recommended every month for optimal results.
Immediately following the treatment your skin may look slightly flushed and will return to normal in 10 to 30 minutes. Your skin will look and feel smoother and more youthful will continued to improve throughout the treatments.
The Final Result
Your results will be smoother, healthier and younger looking skin. Another very important aspect of skin care is a great home care regimen. We offer a complimentary consultation on SkinCeuticals Skin Care line to use in your home care to aid in achieving and maintaining optimal results.
The Permanent Choice offers three unique microdermabrasion machines to customize to the skin and treatment needs of our diverse cliental. Your skin care professional will recommend which system is right for you. Your skin care professional can also recommend the best peel to enhance your microdermabrasion treatments.
Microdermabrasion systems fall into two categories Partical vs Non-Partical Systems:
Dermasante™ – Standard Particle System
The crystal method and suction process- traditional method – in these devices is called Venturi suction . It is a two circuit method, one to shoot the crystals out and another to collect them.
DiamondTome™ – Diamond – Particle Free System
New systems like the Diamondtome use a single, diamond-tip wand on the skin instead of a stream of particles. This system does not have the mess and particle (crystal) irritation that can accompany particle systems. Non-crystal systems are best when treating active/ongoing acne.
The Ultrasonic Facial – the DermaSound Plus™
This “Ultrasonic Facial” process is gentle, non-invasive, safe and suitable for all skin types. Great for skin with acne, rosacea, mature skin and anything inbetween. Even the most senstitive skin will benefit from DermaSound treatments without any significant erythema (redness) as a result of the treatment.
The DermaSound Plus™ Facial is a complete facial that employs ultrasound frequency to:
- exfoliate dead skin cells for a clearer, healthier complexion without the redness and irritation sometimes associated with a microdermabrasion treatment.
- loosen and remove oil, dirt and cellular debris from follicles for cleaner, healthier skin. Pores diminish in size and bacteria levels are reduced.
- gently stimulate skin to produce collagen and elastin. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished; skin is restored to a smooth, youthful glow and maintained with regular treatments.
- aid in penetrating skin care products deep into the skin. Less product is required, and it is more effective as it penetrates and acts deep within the skin.
DermaSound Plus is particularly effective in treating the following skin conditions:
The ultrasound vibration helps to break-up follicular deposits of oil, dirt and dead cells — a veritable breeding ground for bacteria. Ultrasonic frequency has been shown to kill bacteria and decongest the pores resulting in cleaner, healthier skin.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
DermaSound helps stimulate and promote collagen and elastin production for more youthful skin. It also helps with hydration. The “plumping” of the skin fills out fine lines and wrinkles.
This is an excellent treatment for sensitive skin, even those with rosacea. Pure, filtered water and hydrating serum is used during the Peel Phase. It is gentle and non-irritating. During the Infusion Phase, only products formulated for sensitive skin are used. No longer will your sensitive skin and/or rosacea prevent you from exfoliating!
Anatomy of Microdermabrasion
Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It’s a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer is called the stratum corneum . The stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through.
When you put lotions or creams on your skin some of the moisture passes through the stratum corneum but not all of it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkle lines and blemishes.
All of the action in microdermabrasion takes place at the level of the stratum corneum. Since it only really targets the epidermis (and not the dermis), it is more accurate to call it micro-epi-dermabrasion.
This process has a few beneficial effects. With the stratum corneum gone, the skin’s surface is improved. The healing process brings with it newer skin cells that look and feel smoother. Some of the skin’s visible imperfections, like sun damage, blemishes and fine lines, are removed in a series of treatments. Also, without the stratum corneum acting as a barrier, medicinal creams and lotions are more effective because more of their active ingredients and moisture can find their way down to the lower layers of skin. As microdermabrasion temporarily removes some moisture from the skin, it is always followed by the application of moisturizing creams.
Early studies suggest that repeated microdermabrasion treatments at regular intervals may influence the way the lower layers of skin grow, as well, removing deeper blemishes over time. Some evidence seems to indicate that the rapid loss of skin moisture may be what triggers the lower skin layers to work overtime in speeding healthy cells up to the surface.
Here’s a list of the conditions that make someone unsuited for microdermabrasion but the The Ultrasonic Facial with the DermaSound Plus™ maybe appropriate in some of these cases:
- Active rosacea
- Fragile capillaries
- Vascular lesions
- Widespread acne
- Cystic Acne
- Using a Retin-A/Retinol Product
- On Accutane
- Herpetic lesions (herpes)
- Open sores
- Skin lesions
- Anyone who takes anti-coagulants
- Diabetes mellitus