What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is the process of removing the outermost layer
of dead skin cells (the stratum corneum). This can be achieved by
"sandblasting" the skin with crystals or granules or by scraping the
surface of the skin. The process can stimulate the growth of new
skin cells as well as "polish" the skin.
What is Vibraderm?
Vibraderm is the next generation of dermabrasion using a patented
new technology that gently exfoliates without the messy particles.
Vibraderm uses a flat hand-piece covered with abrasive surfaces
couples with "sonic vibration technology" to improve both the texture
and tone of your skin. It can penetrate twice as deep into the dead
skin layers as traditional microdermabrasion--with NO downtime.
Many patients notice an improvement in the look and feel of their
skin after just one treatment. Patients who complete a series can
begin to grow new collagen and thicker, healthier skin within three
weeks. It cleans pores and minimizes future break-outs. Vibraderm
has also been proven to increase the absorption of skin care
products. This new treatment is the talk of Hollywood.
How long does the treatment take?
The process takes only 20 - 30 minutes and feels like a facial
massage. Immediately after the treatment, some patients will have a
temporary rosy color to their skin which can last up to an hour. You
can apply skin care products, sunscreen, and make-up immediately
after treatment. It's the perfect lunch hour treatment!
Does it hurt?
No. Vibraderm is soothing and comfortable.
What do I need to do before a treatment?
Nothing. Your skin will be cleansed during your treatment.
Sunscreen should be applied after the treatment is completed.
How is the treatment done?
You will recline in a comfortable treatment chair. Your skin will first
be cleansed, after which your personal paddle will be gently applied
to the treatment area using high frequency vibration. After the
Vibradermabrasion is completed, a product appropriate to your skin
type will be applied and infused deep into your skin using the soft
plastic side of the paddle. Finally, sunscreen should be applied to
protect your skin and prolong the benefits of your treatment.
What results can I expect?
Unlike traditional microdermabrasion which can cause stinging and
prolonged redness, Vibraderm's gentle technology gives your skin a
soft, polished feel and a bright, radiant look. After a series of 6
weekly treatments, your skin will be stimulated to grow more new
cells and collagen leading to smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Can Vibraderm be used on any other part of the body?
Yes, Vibraderm can smooth and brighten the skin of the face, neck,
chest, back, arms, and legs. It can be used to smooth rough skin on
heels, elbows, and knees.
What can't Vibraderm do?
Vibraderm alone cannot remove deep acne scars. Darkly pigmented
spots can be treated best with a combination of Vibraderm and IPL.
Who are the best candidates for Vibradermabrasion?
Vibraderm is safe and effective for all skin types and colors.
Although everyone will notice the polished feel and look of their skin
after a treatment, the best candidates are those with fine lines,
wrinkles, acne, sun damage, or uneven texture.
Can Vibraderm be used with other treatments?
Yes! Vibradermabrasion works well with photofacials. By removing
the stratum corneum, the light penetrates deeper and more evenly
providing for a better photofacial treatment. In addition, Vibraderm
can be done again the week following a photofacial to remove the
"coffee ground" appearance of residual dark spots that are coming
to the surface of the skin.
How much does Vibraderm cost?
The price of Vibraderm treatments varies according to the specific
treatment you choose in consultation with Dr. Remember,
consultations at our clinic are complimentary -- so contact us today
to schedule your free consultation.