What Is a Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment?

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This article on the benefits of a microdermabrasion facial is the first post of a new blog series on Professional Skin Care offered here in Sonoma County. It is written by one of my wonderful Medical Aestheticians, MaLinda. Welcome MaLinda!

What You Need to Know About Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment

The benefits of microdermabrasion facial treatments include lessening many of the signs of skin aging such as:

  • Dull skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged or clogged pores
  • Rough skin texture

They're one of those instant-gratification treatments that stay with you.

Microdermabrasion facials have clearly improved the texture and feel of my skin.  I'm grateful to have my dermatologist and aesthetician under the same roof where I know I'm getting sound, professional advice.  Joan J, Santa Rosa CA

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion treatments exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing unwanted dead cells and debris. The best results come from using a powerful, specialized, medical office-strength microdermabrasion machine like ours.  The back and forth motion of the professional grade microdermabrasion tip removes dry, dead skin cells, lifting them off the stratum corneum.  Clogged pore plugs are lifted from the pore openings as well.  This dull and lusterless material is then vacuumed off of your skin, leaving you with a fresh, clean, bright and new complexion!

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Medical grade microdermabrasion treatments also involve a powerful skin vacuuming and suctioning process which increases microcirculation in the skin.  With regular treatments, the simultaneous motions of micro-abrasion and micro-circulatory stimulation can aid in rebuilding collagen in the skin.

Even therapeutic treatments should be enjoyable, so in our treatment room, we wrap your freshly treated skin in a soft warm aromatherapy towel, to sooth and hydrate your fresh, radiant, newly exposed skin layers.  The result is skin that instantly feels and looks buffed to a bright and luminous glow.  Your products and makeup go on smoothly and your skin looks great.

Adding a microdermabrasion treatment to a calming facial increases results and makes your treatment an extended sensual pleasure as well.  Pretreating your skin with microdermabrasion allows us to more easily complete your extractions. The finishing facial and mask then calm and soothe the skin.  You can’t help but leave feeling great with all the massage, pampering, and professional skincare products soaking into the deeper layers of your skin.

Combining a facial with a microdermabrasion treatment gives you a delightful and therapeutic 80-minute treatment!  A microdermabrasion facial every 4 to 6 weeks is ideal to keep your skin performing optimally 24/7/365!

Can you get microdermabrasion benefits from your at home skin care?

Yes. It is possible to exfoliate skin to remove dull dead cells. This brightens skin. When dead cells are holding excess melanin, it also helps to reduce uneven skin pigment. The end result can be glowing skin.

Use an exfoliating cleanser. Physical exfoliation, which is what microdermabrasion is, can be done at home with gritty facial scrubs or an exfoliating facial sponge. You can enhance exfoliation by using an AHA (glycolic acid) or BHA (salicylic acid) cleanser to clean into the pores. Apply a product that helps hold water into the layers of skin after exfoliating and you get radiant and glowing skin.

Great DIY home exfoliation product options include:  

Triple Action Exfoliation Cleanser. This is Dr. Bailey's top choice for an exfoliating facial cleanser. It has just the right amount of AHA and BHA combined with eco-friendly exfoliating beads. It can be used daily on damp skin to brighten your complexion. Alternatively, get greater exfoliation by massaging onto dry skin three times a week. Thus, you can control your exfoliation results and keep your skin bright 365 days a year.  

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DIY home microdermabrasion facial

Follow your DIY microdermabrasion with hyaluronic acid and glycerin and get hydrated glowing skin. Get both in the Dr. Bailey's Pore Minimizer Cleanse Kit.

Apply Naturally Hydrating Pore Minimizing Toner where Dr. Bailey blended organic witch hazel (which shrinks pore diameter) with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and rose hydrosol. People love this toner!

I was really impressed by this toner. It's super refreshing and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry. My pores were noticeably smaller and my skin had that fresh dewy look even after makeup. So glad I found this little bottle! Kelly  

get instantly glowing skin with this serum after microdermabrasion
Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum bumps up the glow with fractionated hyaluronic acid that stratifies in all the layers of your epidermis to deeply hydrate. It also contains sodium PCA (part of your skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor, or NMF) and glycerin.   

I've been using doctor Cynthia's instantly luminous multi-action serum for the last 2 weeks and I have to say it's incredible. I came home the other day and noticed my husband staring at me, wondering if something was amiss, I asked what he was looking at. He said are you doing something new, your face looks so bright and skin so smooth. I just smiled and said yeah its Dr. Bailey's new products. Thank you Dr. Cynthia Bailey, I'm hooked! Denise  

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Author: MaLinda, Medical Aesthetician.

My passion is helping people look and feel beautiful.  I have over nine years of experience in the skincare and cosmetics industry, having worked as a makeup artist, makeup and skin care product specialist for a high end department store, and as an aesthetician.

I have a bachelor’s degree in English and history but I found my true calling in the world of skincare.  I’ve been a licensed aesthetician since 2007.  I love helping my clients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and teaching them how to get the results they’re looking for on a daily basis.  Everyone is beautiful with unique attributes that make them special, finding and highlighting these attributes in a person is my passion – and it’s what I love about my career.