Micro Dermabrasion

redondo beach massage and day spaIrena Nikolova, our micro dermabrasion expert, trained and perfected her skills in Europe for many, many years before making the South Bay her new home. Perfect your look and feel with this revolutionary spa treatment.

Microdermabrasion (often referred to as Microderm) is a family of cosmetic procedures  in which the stratum corneum (dead outermost surface of the skin) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion, to improve many unwanted skin conditions such as; sun-damaged skin, acne, acne scars and dark spots, or Melasma. It also helps to moisturize and improve fine lines, wrinkles and blotchy skin.

The procedure is not painful, requires no anesthetic and typically takes 30 minutes to complete. Microdermabrasion can be used medically for scar improvement, when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars. There is very little, if any, evidence that microdermabrasion stimulates collagen formation. Microdermabrasion can also be used for treatment of acne, but must be repeated periodically to be effective. Most practitioners recommend getting monthly treatment sessions. Microdermabrasion should not be used on patients who have taken the medication Accutane in the previous twelve months.

Different methods include mechanical abrasion from jets of zinc oxide or aluminum oxide crystals, fine organic particles, or a roughened (Diamond) surface. Particles are removed with a wand/handpiece, by suction, through which the abrasive particles come.[1] The term dermabrasion itself refers to the more severe medical procedure carried out under general or light anesthesia.