So you’ve decided to get a microdermabrasion treatment.
You’ve made an appointment to get the best microdermabrasion treatment in Toronto.
And now you just need to show up for the appointment, right?
Not so fast.
Taking time to properly prepare for your microdermabrasion appointment can help ensure that you walk away with the best possible results.
So to keep your skin looking its best, keep reading for tips on how to prepare for your microdermabrasion treatment.
What Is A Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure which is used to help skin look younger and healthier.
The upper layer of skin is removed, which allows new, healthy skin to grow back in its place.
The treatment takes about an hour, and there is practically no recovery time, allowing you to get back to your life right away.
Benefits Of A Microdermabrasion
After a microdermabrasion treatment your skin will be healthier and more radiant.
Wrinkles and fine lines will appear softened, and your pores will appear smaller, and the appearance of scars reduced.
When done properly, and combined with proper before-and-after care microdermabrasion can lead to dramatic results – but you have to do your part.
Keep reading to learn how to prepare for your microdermabrasion appointment.
1. Consider What Results You Want
When choosing a facial treatment it’s important to know what results you’re looking for.
Microdermabrasion can help to soften wrinkles, exfoliate pores, and reduce the appearance of scars, but there are other treatments you may want to consider.
If you are concerned about broken capillaries, rosacea, or uneven pigmentation than you may want to consider an IPL photofacial.
A chemical glycolic peel might be another option to consider if you’re looking to remove the outer layer of dead skin.
The bottom line is that you should know what results you’re looking for when going in for a treatment, and you can work with your esthetician to determine the best treatment to help you get the results you’re looking for.
2. Avoid Any Other Facial Treatments
You will need to be aware of other facial treatments you may have used recently.
If you have used the acne treatment Tretinoin, for example, you will need to wait at least 6 months before having microdermabrasion treatment as it can lead to an increased risk of scarring.
Additionally, you will need to avoid a number of facial treatments in the week leading up to your appointment.
Specifically, treatments to avoid include:
● Waxing and tweezing
● Laser treatments
● Chemical Peels
3. Avoid Sun Exposure
Exposure to the sun can make skin more sensitive, and should be avoided in the week preceding your microdermabrasion appointment.
Of course, too much sun can damage your skin, and avoiding the sun and always being sure to use sunscreen is smart, even on overcast days.
The same is true for many other spa treatments as well, so be sure to let us know if you plan on going somewhere sunny sometime soon.
4. Avoid Tobacco
When going in for a microdermabrasion treatment you’ll want your skin to be as healthy as possible, however cigarette smoke can inhibit blood circulation.
You’ll want to avoid smoking for at least a week leading up to your appointment in order to get the best results.
For lasting results, and healthy skin moving forward, consider kicking the tobacco habit altogether (plus, you get the added benefit of reducing your cancer risk).
5. Contact Jiva Spa Toronto
Now that you know a little more about microdermabrasion, it’s time to book your appointment.
Or maybe you want to consider an IPL facial or chemical peel.
No matter which treatment you want, Jiva Spa Toronto can help – contact us today for a consultation.
390 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
Jiva Spa is a health and beauty spa, conveniently located in the heart of The Annex in Toronto. Specialising in anti-aging, acne, facials, aesthetics, and medi-spa services. Contact Jiva Spa.