Microdermabrasion is the most effective, non-invasive skin
resurfacing process available and performed in Seattle by Vitality
Medispa. Microdermabrasion is a quick, non-invasive procedure used to
resurface the skin. It is sometimes called a "lunchtime peel".
It is also known by such patented techniques as the Power PeelTM and the
At Vitality Medispa here in Seattle, we use a specially
designed handpiece that will direct a spray of crystals onto the skin at
a high velocity and then immediately be vacuumed away, resulting in the
removal of the top layer of the strateum corneum. The fresh skin just
below the surface is then exposed, creating a glowing new complexion.
Patients may return to normal activity immediately, unlike the more
invasive chemical peels or laser procedures.
It is usually performed on the face and neck, but can be performed on
any part of the body (such as the backs of the hands).
Microdermabrasion can be effective in reducing the appearance of:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Blending Post-Laser areas
- Sun Damage
- Uneven Skin Tones
- Enlarged Pores
- Age Spots
Results From Microdermabrasion
Results will be noticeable from the first treatment, however a full
treatment protocol is 5-8 treatments with one treatment every 10-14 days
and maintenance visits every month thereafter.
Advantages of Microdermabrasion over acid methods of exfoliation:
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- Immediate visible results due to the vacuum action on the skin
causing a edema type of swelling of the dermis which diminishes the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (stretches the skin and makes it
- The vacuum action also increases blood flow into the dermis which
increases fibroblast activity which in turn causes an increase in
collagen and elastin formation over a short period of time.
- Abrasion of the stratem corneum removes keratin cells and the
mortar layer between the cells which will allow for more topical serum
penetration of nutrients into the dermis. This in turn will help in the
formation of a new stratem corneum layer to the skin.
- Microdermabrasion does not exhibit any of the acid burn
characteristics associated with acid peels and there is no appreciable