MICRODERMABRASION IN PORTLAND, OREGON
What do you need to know about microdermabrasion?
Also known as microderm. Microdermabrasion is an easy, comfortable facial treatment that gives you a glowing complexion. The treatment helps with dullness, sun damage, acne scars, fine lines, age spots, wrinkles, and many other concerns. The skin experts at VIP MediSpa recommend a microderm facial as part of a routine skincare regimen or for those times when you want to rejuvenate your complexion.
The Uses and Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion works by removing the outermost layer of cells from the surface of your skin. If you look at microdermabrasion before and after photos, you first notice that a person’s skin has a renewed radiance, which is why the treatment is also known as a glow massage. Other microdermabrasion benefits include removing damaged skin cells, stimulating cell turnover, and reducing common skin flaws. You can accentuate the results with a microderm infusion of key nutrients to boost skin health.
Microdermabrasion vs. Dermabrasion
Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are two non-invasive skin treatments that remove dirt, dead skin cells, and excess oil from your skin. The key difference is in how the two procedures are performed. Microdermabrasion is performed with a handheld wand that emits small crystals at a higher speed. Dermabrasion is performed with a diamond exfoliator that is applied directly to the skin. Microdermabrasion has several advantages to a dermabrasion treatment. There is less downtime, and reduced risk of changes to skin color. The treatment is ideal for most skin types.
Microdermabrasion vs. Microneedling
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is intended to stimulate collagen production to rejuvenate your appearance and soften signs of aging. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment, whereas microneedling is minimally-invasive.
Microdermabrasion vs. HydraFacial®
HydraFacial® is a single-step treatment that exfoliates, deep cleans pores, and infuses your skin with key nutrients. Although microdermabrasion and HydraFacial® target many of the same skin flaws, microdermabrasion has a reduced risk of undesirable side effects, such as changes to skin color. HydraFacial® is not intended for people who have sensitive skin.
Is Microdermabrasion Right for Everyone?
A microderm facial helps with many of the most common skin concerns, such as:
- Dull complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Superficial scars and stretchmarks
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Acne, including blackheads
- Poor skin texture and tone
- Brown spots, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation
How to Prepare for a Microdermabrasion Procedure
We recommend that you avoid using skincare products and makeup on the day of your microdermabrasion treatment. Tanning and waxing make your skin more sensitive, so you should avoid these activities, as well, for the week prior to your diamond facial appointment.
Your microdermabrasion treatment only takes about 60 minutes. We clean your skin before the procedure. A handheld wand emits tiny diamond particles to dislodge dead and damaged cells, as well as dirt and excess oil, from the surface of your skin. The wand is designed with a suction device that removes the debris. At the conclusion of the procedure, we apply a moisturizer and sunscreen to your skin.
A microdermabrasion facial requires no downtime. Your skin is slightly pink for a few days after the procedure. We recommend that you avoid direct sunlight for the first week. If you are outdoors, use sunscreen. Using the proper skincare products will extend your microdermabrasion results.
How Often Can I Have Microdermabrasion?
You can have a microderm facial every two to four weeks, making this one of the best routine skin treatments at VIP MediSpa. Keeping your skin clear of damaged and dead skin cells, excess oils, and dirt reduces the risk of aging and acne. Your skincare products also penetrate more deeply, and you can achieve a flawless look with your makeup.
Risks and Side Effects of Microdermabrasion
Risks and unwanted side effects of a diamond facial are rare. You can reduce the chances of undesirable outcomes by scheduling your microdermabrasion with an expert Portland skin care specialist at VIP MediSpa. Risks include skin bruising and increased sensitivity to sunlight. Be sure to use high-quality sunscreen for the first week after your treatment.
Can Microdermabrasion Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Microdermabrasion can be combined with other treatments at VIP MediSpa to achieve more dramatic results. We may recommend that you combine a microderm facial with:
what our patients say
"I definitely plan on utilizing VIP MediSpa as much as I can."
"I’d like to say thanks to Dr. Grishkevich and his staff for making my procedure so painless and easy. I am very pleased with the results and still don’t recognize the person standing in the mirror!"
"Great service! Absolutely the best SPA I have visited in years. Very up-to-date equipment, really liked the interior design. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere created by the gracious hosts and friendly personnel. Great deals/prices for the services, which they provide."
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"VIP MediSpa has been wonderful. The Staff are pleasant and very helpful. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction. I’m very happy with the results from all my procedures and can’t wait to do more. Max is great and makes me feel comfortable about my decisions I have made. I recommend VIP to my friends and family."
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"Absolutely the best SPA I have visited in years. Very up-to-date equipment, really liked the interior design. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere created by the gracious hosts and friendly personnel. Great deals/prices for the services, which they provide."
"VIP MEDISPA is the best!!!! Dr. Max is a Medical Doctor and his wife a beauty specialist… amazing service! Everything is professional, clean, and friendly! The grand opening was a blast. They offer a range of services at good prices."
"Thank you so much for all you do! I love the results. You have a life-long client and friend. I recommend Dr. Max to anyone who wants to look better and be in the most competent of hands. I appreciate all of you!"
"I am very thankful it was Dr. Max, Sonja and VIP MediSpa who I’ve done this with. Everyone is responsive and helpful, and I know they really care about me. I highly recommend VIP MediSpa."
"I have a very low tolerance for pain – Dr. Max made sure I didn’t feel any discomfort during the procedure."
"I can now wear clothes I haven’t worn in a few years. I put on a pair of work slacks I hadn’t worn since before, and they fell down after I buttoned them! I also am loving that it gave me more incentive to take care of myself better, eat healthier, and exercise more. I am 43 going on 27."
"Great service! Absolutely the best SPA in Portland area I have visited in years. Very up-to-date equipment, really liked the interior design. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere created by the gracious hosts and friendly personnel. Great deals/prices for the services, which they provide."