Our natural skin exfoliation process slows down as we age, leaving us with dull, dry, congested and uneven skin. At Yaletown Laser Centre we offer state-of-the-art, crystal-free Diamondtome microdermabrasion that is always customized for the patient, whether the skin needs detoxing, hydration or anti-aging. This treatment sloughs off dead skin cell build up, leaving your skin looking vibrant and glowing!
Refreshing skin texture and improving “glow”
Helping to treat certain types of acne, clean out pores
Improves efficacy of certain laser therapies
Allows home care products to penetrate more effectively
Perfect before weddings, reunions, etc. for instant results
They are both methods of superficial exfoliation that remove dead or damaged skin cells, refine the texture and color of your skin, help minimize fine lines, and clean out pores to improve acne. They can also help with melasma and some small scars. They are not suitable for those looking to treat deeper wrinkles, lines of expression (like frown lines), or serious sun damage. Microdermabrasion is often used in conjunction with laser photorejuvenation treatments to help even out color and remove brown spots.
Our microdermabrasion treatment is a method in which a stainless steal wand with crystal-cut diamonds on the end is gently vacuumed across the skin’s surface. We are able to customize each treatment for the patient by adding in a Vitamin C enzyme for sun damage, glycolic or salicylic acid for congestion or breakout or hyaloronic acid for hydration and plumping the skin to make each experience perfect for the individual patient.
Light peels exfoliate the superficial layers of your skin to help remove dead and damaged surface skin cells, refine the texture and color of your skin, and help improve acne. We have the option to use many different kinds peels, but most contain glycolic, salicylic, lactic, citric acids, natural enzymes or a combination of one or more.
This will be determined by your skin technician, but if you are very oily and acne-prone, you will benefit by getting a series of 4-6 a couple times a year with maintenance treatments every 4-6 weeks. For others, a series of 3-5 treatments, followed by a maintenance treatments every couple of months will result in beautiful, healthy skin.
For microdermabrasion, there is a mild pulling sensation, like a tiny vacuum cleaner during the treatment and a gentle, sandpapery feel. For light peels, there is mild tingling or itchiness for a few minutes, with each treatment taking between 30-45 minutes.
Generally, the skin may look slightly pink immediately after the treatment, although not everyone experiences this. Mineraly make-up may be applied right after the treatment to even the skin colour and offer a protective barrier (the technician can apply the Jane Iredale Minerals as part of your treatment), as long as it is applied over a moisturizer and removed gently. You will need to stop using any other means of exfoliation (retinols, AHAs, granual scrubs, etc) for 2-5 days, as well as making sure to use sunscreen every morning.