Microdermabrasion is a salon treatment that helps to give skin a boost by removing built up dead skin from the surface. There are two different types of Microdermabrasion treatments. The traditional way involves using 100% natural exfoliating crystals being sprayed on the face and a vacuum tube is used to suck up all of the dead skin off the surface. The other method uses a diamond tipped wand being swiped across the skin. The wands conveniently come in different sizes. Both treatments are equally effective and are both used to exfoliate and remove the outermost layer of skin. Whichever machine you decide to use, always follow the manufacturer's directions. Microdermabrasion treatments are known as a great way to even skin tone and get rid of redness, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and even act as a preventative to reduce acne and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Microdermabrasion can be done as often as on a weekly basis.
Microdermabrasion step by step:
You’ll always want to start any service with a full consultation. This is a time when you and your client can share information, find out what concerns they may have and what results they are looking for. You will find out what products you’ll use depending on their skin type. During Microdermabrasion treatments, you’ll want to stick with the most mild products as possible for the sake of allowing the microdermabrasion to do its job without over drying your client’s skin.
Wrap hair up in a towel or binder and apply a headband to keep hair away from the face.
Remove any makeup from the skin with cotton pads. Choose a gentle cleanser for your client’s skin type and cleanse the face. Remove cleanser with a warm wet towel. Be sure the skin’s surface is dry completely to prepare for the microdermabrasion treatment.
Cover your client’s eyes with two wet pads. Shine a light on the skin and inspect the surface using a magnifying glass.
Turn on your microdermabrasion machine and prepare to treat the skin.
Pull skin tight and rub the head of the machine across the skin. Be sure and treat the entire face, swiping across small sections at a time. You’ll want to do no more than 1-2 swipes across the same area of skin. Always move the wand in an upward motion to prevent the possibility of causing sagging or wrinkles.
After you’ve treated the whole face, turn the machine off.
Follow the treatment with a gentle toner to balance the PH levels of the skin.
Next, apply a light moisturizer to lock moisture into the skin and prevent over drying.
Last, remind your client that redness and irritation is normal and using a light moisturizer will help hydrate and promote the healing process.