Microdermabrasion it is a medical skin resurfacing procedure that involves applying a rough-textured surface to your skin to remove the top layer of your dermis.
Basically, microdermabrasion involves a tool that slightly abrades or rubs small crystals against your skin. Almost in the same second, the tool suctions up the minuscule cells and tissue that the microdermabrasion crystals peeled from your skin, which leaves your face and body feeling fresh, clear and looking bouncy and elastic.
Body microdermabrasion is for the back, neck, decollate, arms, buttocks & thighs. With this treatment, you are able to turn the tool on a part of or your whole body to eliminate body acne and minor scars.
Dr Gabriela recommends that you return for several treatments to get the results you want. You usually don’t get the whole body glow from this exfoliating treatment after one session since the skin of our body is thicker than that of our face. There is no recovery time and this treatment may last 15 minutes to two hours depending on the intensity and area of the skin.
For patients with extra sensitive skin or who do not wish for their dermis to be rubbed with crystals (however miniscule), there is hydro microdermabrasion. This uses intense, tiny jets of water to exfoliate the top layer of the skin. What this treatment boasts compared to traditional exfoliation is that while the dead skin cells and top, old layer of the dermis is blasted away by the thin jets of water, meaning you get intense moisturisation. Instead of suctioning off the residue, it gets swept away by the water and your pores get the full benefit of the abrading solution.