Microdermabrasion uses a diamond tip to more aggressively resurface the skin while infusing hydration. Voted 97% "Worth it": Book your Microdermabrasion treatment at our Brooklyn, NY location today.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Our Wet Diamond Microdermabrasion is an aggressive, non-invasive form of exfoliation and resurfacing treatment. This treatment is combined with the hydrating benefits of a HydraFacial.
Microdermabrasion, or also known as Microderm, works by using fine-grit diamond granules to essentially “buff” the outer layer of the skin to aid in increasing circulation. Depending on your skin, you’ll get either a coarser or finer diamond grit setting based on your esthetician's analysis of your skin.
There are two types of Microdermabrasion treatments available on the market. Normally, you’ll find either “Crystal Microderm” or “Diamond Microderm” treatments available at your local spa or skin studio.
Crystal Microdermabrasion involves blasting aluminum oxide crystals into the skin, which was once thought to be the better choice for exfoliation. However, because of the irregular shape of the crystals, they can be too abrasive and worsen the condition of the skin. This has proven to be a less reliable form of microdermabrasion over time.
Diamond Microdermabrasion uses a more accurate way of exfoliation thanks to the use of diamonds instead of crystals. This can more accurately exfoliate hard to reach places and have proven to be safer and more precise. The wet diamond tip allows for the HydraFacial treatment super serums to pass through the tip with combined suction and hydration.
Crystal devices are slowly beginning to phase out, while diamond devices are becoming the standard. We perform Diamond Microdermabrasion treatments here at our Brooklyn location in New York.
Is Microdermabrasion right for me?
Our Wet Diamond microdermabrasion is for someone who is oily or congested with thicker skin. We are able to completely customize and personalize your treatment to reach your skin goals.
Whether you're looking to address:
Reduction of fine lines
Even skin tone + texture
Oily + congested skin
This treatment will be right for you.
How is Microdermabrasion Done?
CLEANSE + PEEL
Using our first skin solution, ACTIV-4, and our fine grit wet-diamond tip, we begin to reveal a new layer of skin by using a mechanical form of exfoliation to buff the outer layer of the skin. This step helps remove dead surface cells to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and soften the sebum for extractions. For our light peel, we use GLYSAL, which is a gentle chemical exfoliation of 7.5% glycolic and 2 % salicylic acid. Glycolic acid brightens and hydrates, while salicylic acid softens the sebum and eliminates oil.
EXTRACT + HYDRATE
Using the teal HydroPeel tip and BETA-HD, to help dislodge debris from the pores with painless suction and nourish the skin with intense moisture. BETA-HD is a multi-action skin solution formulated for congested skin consisting of salicylic acid to exfoliate, honey extract to hydrate and spiraea ulmaria flower extract to calm and soothe.
FUSE + PROTECT
The last and final step, we use ANTIOX+ and the clear HydroPeel tip. ANTIOX+ is an advanced antioxidant skin solution enriched with peptides and hyaluronic acid for all skin types. Here, we slowly saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants like red algae to even the skin tone and green tea extract, copper peptides and hyaluronic acid to combat fine lines and wrinkles and improve hydration to maximize your glow.
Enhance Your Results
After a single Microdermabrasion treatment, most people will begin to see noticeable results. Adding enhancements are a great way to compliment your treatment and further multiply your results. Here are our favorite ways to enhance and highly personalize your treatment:
Perk Lip Enhancement:
A micro-treatment that lightly plumps, and exfoliates the lips.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Enhances the appearance of dry/damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract: Helps restore volume and re-plumps lips.
Vitamins A, C, E: Helps increase hydration level, and provide antioxidant properties.
Perk Eye Enhancement:
A micro-treatment that brightens, tones, and firms the outer portion of the eye, while gently removing surface layer dead skin cells to improve skin hydration.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract: Antioxidant that helps with anti-aging and skin smoothing properties.
Mucor Miehei Extract: Provides improved skin smoothness, clarity, and overall brightness and skin hydration.
Arnica Montana Flower Extract: Helps with inflammation and puffiness.
Sodium Hyaluronate: Boosts skin hydration.
One enhancement included in the Microderm Glow Up
Perk Lip (+$45)
Perk Eye (+$45)
One finisher included in the Microderm Glow Up
LED Light Therapy
Pros & Cons
The standard microdermabrasion treatment takes 30 min
It will immediately replace dry and flaky skin with hydrated and glowing skin
Includes painless vacuum extractions + manual extractions if needed
Although most people will see visible results right after Microdermabrasion, you'll need multiple treatments to maintain and achieve long-term results (that's why we have our monthly membership!).
May leave the skin flushed for up to 24 hours.
Retinoids, retinol, and prescribed topical creams should be stopped 48-72 prior to treatment.
Treatment can not be performed on someone with rosacea, active sunburn, eczema, fragile capillaries, active acne, sensitive skin on someone taking Accutane.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Overall, Microdermabrasion is a safe treatment, as long as it is performed by a licensed and experienced esthetician. All of our estheticians have their New York State Esthetic License and have been trained and certified.
If performed by someone inexperienced or with an at-home device, the suction may be too strong. If so, there is a risk for suction marks or bruises left on the face which may cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
What to expect post-treatment
Generally, clients go about their day as normal. Ones with more sensitive skin may be flushed or blotchy for up to 24 hours. Skin post Microdermabrasion is typically hydrated and glowing, with a more even complexion immediately after treatment. We recommend having a Microdermabrasion treatment 48-72 hours prior to an event. Skin dryness may occur post-treatment due to aggressive exfoliation.
This treatment is less aggressive and abrasive compared to Microdermabrasion. Our HydraFacial treatment typically has the same steps as our Wet Diamond Microdermabrasion. It's also great for all skin types and requires no downtime.
A chemical peel is an advanced exfoliation treatment, designed to safely resurface the skin while promoting a healthy and youthful complexion. Our peels include enzymatic to superficial, and require little to no downtime. Peels are great for acne, congestion, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and more. A series is recommended for maximum benefits.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive treatment with minimal downtime that is safe on all skin types. Microneedling helps promote collagen and elastin production to treat skin tone and texture, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. A series of Microneedling treatments is recommended for maximum benefits.
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