Chemical Exfoliation or Manual Exfoliation – The choice is yours!
While Alumier MD Chemical Peels are a staff favourite for exfoliation, they require a bit of social downtime, or a confident “I don’t care who sees my peeling skin; it’s worth it” attitude. If you just don’t want to deal with the peel-y look, we also love the scrubbed clean feeling of manual exfoliation and for that we turn to microdermabrasion.
HydraFacial has combined the microdermabrasion in step 1 of their Signature HydraFacial Treatment for NO ADDITIONAL COST. Don’t worry, the same starting steps are also the basis for the Deluxe and Platinum HydraFacials too, but those have add ons that do cost more.
What to expect: The usual blue tip, for exfoliation, is used for one pass along your face, neck, chest, back or other area being treated, then the tip is switched to the wet diamond microdermabration tip for one final pass. The wet diamond tip allows for the HydraFacial treatment serums to pass through the tip. They have combined the suction and hydration we crave from HydraFacials with the truly scrubbed clean feeling that comes from microdermabrasion. Once fully cleansed, the final steps to extract and hydrate leave your skin GLOWING!
How does microdermabrasion work anyway? Using fine grit diamond granules, the abrasion essentially buffs the outer layer of your skin and aids in increasing circulation to the area. Over time, clinical studies show microdermabrasion can help eliminate fine lines, acne scars/blemishes, and sunspots.
We can further customize the exfoliation for differing skin sensitivity levels by using the tip with either a finer/coarser grit. It’s a lot like sandpaper, the diamond tips with the larger number/grit size (ex 120) are fine and gentle, while smaller sizes (ex 100) are coarser and more abrasive. For first timers we recommend the 120 grit microdermabrasion tip, and then slowly moving on to the 100 grit tip (if necessary).
Want to learn EVEN MORE about Microdermabrasion? Read an article by Healthline here.