Microdermabrasion Vancouver

Turn back time with Le Petit Spa's Microdermabrasion (Crystal or Diamond) Facial or Treatment. These advanced Microdermabrasion facial treatments encourage the production of collagen and elastin tissue, creating a firmer, more youthful facial contour. Your skin will be smooth, radiant and even.

Some people assume that microdermabrasion is only used on the face. It is a highly effective facial treatment however, it can actually be used as a full body treatment as well. It is particularly effective for areas of the skin that have experienced sun damage. It can also reduce the appearance of small scars on the body.

Microdermabrasion is most effective when performed as a series of treatments. However one treatment can make a huge difference in skin texture and appearance. It provides a full resurfacing effect so your skin appears fresh and luminous.

Microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow to the face, promoting collagen growth, for a visibly younger looking complexion. It removes dead skin cells and impurities, which greatly improves the skin’s texture as well.

There are two different types of microdermabrasion at Le Petit Spa. We use crystal microdermabrasion, which uses tiny crystals to sand down the first layer of dead skin. We also provide diamond microdermabrasion, which uses a small diamond tipped applicator to gently remove dead cells and suction them up immediately.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

As was briefly mentioned, the crystal microdermabrasion procedure essentially sands your skin down to reveal a softer, more delicate layer beneath. It gently removes the first dead layer of skin cells, that clog pores and give the skin a ruddy appearance.

The treatment uses tiny crystals that are applied to the skin, and used to deeply exfoliate. The crystals are painless and help to brush off the first layer of dead or ruddy skin.

They are followed by a suction process that removes the crystals, and the skin and bacteria that they have collected. Microdermabrasion is beneficial for all skin types and leaves skin looking softer, healthier and brighter. The first layer of skin, once removed, can have a profound impact of the looks and appearances of scars from acne, or other skin conditions. It rectifies seasonally dry skin, revealing the healthy skin beneath.

Diamond microdermabrasion works in a similar manner, both procedures aim to remove the top layer of dead skin cells on the face. The diamond does not blow out any crystals. It's more like using a diamond encrusted tip to gently clear the skin of any dead cells.

It is able to suction up dead skin cells immediately, rather than after the exfoliation has been completed, as with crystal microdermabrasion. It does not emit any substance on to the skin and is a much more thorough procedure.

It is a popular choice when a client wants the procedure performed in areas close to the eyes, nose and mouth. As you do not take the risk of having small crystals caught in those regions.

What to Expect During a Microdermabrasion Treatment

Depending on which treatment type you choose, your microdermabrasion treatment can include a relaxing, clarifying facial treatment, and massage.

If you are in a hurry and just want a quick treatment, we also have a 20 minute microdermabrasion option. During the treatment, tiny crystals are sprayed on to the skin. They have exfoliating properties and work to remove the rough and dead cells on the first layer of skin. Once the crystals have effectively loosened dry skin, bacteria and dirt from clogged pores, a suction device is used to remove these toxins. You can expect to see some redness immediately after the procedure. Be sure to use a moisturizer as the new layer of skin beneath has just been exfoliated. It is very soft and delicate and should be treated with proper moisture following treatment. If you choose diamond microdermabrasion, the procedure is slightly different. In this instance, a small, diamond tipped wand erodes, suctions and resurfaces your skin.

The exfoliation in both treatments stimulates collagen production. This means that you will see long term results in skin improvement. The Diamond treatment is useful for more sensitive skin types as the diamond tip can be adjusted to cater to sensitive, fine skin, as well as rough or oily skin, depending on the client's needs.

Microdermabrasion is ideal for all skin types but especially for:

  • Mature skin types - Skin lacking firmness and showing the signs of age. As we age, our skin loses lustre. It is not as luminous as it once was. Microdermabrasion makes skin appear instantly younger, by removing the old, top layer.  
  • Skin with uneven skin textures. If you find that your skin is dry in some places or partially rough, partially smooth, microdermabrasion is the perfect way to even out the competing textures.
  • Skin with visible scarring; including acne scars. Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to remove small scars and bumps from acne. Normally, these scars don’t affect the lower layers of skin. Therefore, they are easily treated and smoothed out with microdermabrasion, as the lower, smooth layers of skin are revealed.
  • Skin with pigmentation, such as age spots. Age spots and sun damage can be remedied with microdermabrasion techniques. The majority of age spots reside on the surface levels of skin. Once the microderm crystals effectively sand down the skin’s first layer, the sun and age spots are drastically reduced.
  • Excessive oily skin types. Those with oily skin may suffer from excess buildup of dirt and oil on the skin. This can block pores and cause acne and blackheads. The best method of managing oily skin is treating it with a vigilant series of microdermabrasion sessions. Oily skin especially, runs the risk of appearing dull or ruddy due to this excess buildup. Even just one treatment can help dramatically improve the skin’s look and texture.

Can Microdermabrasion Help With Acne?

For those of you with acne prone skin you know how difficult it can be. Your skin is always top of mind and draws negative attention to your face. Microdermabrasion cannot fully remove acne problems in one treatment, it may be a matter of hormonal changes.

However it can certainly cleanse the skin, and minimize acne causing bacteria on the face, in order to prevent future acne outbreaks.

Microdermabrasion unclogs pores and removes blackheads with its suction process. It can help speed up acne clearing on anyone's face. When coupled with acne medications, it can help avoid acne scarring, if treated early.

For those with acne scars left over from acne prone skin, microdermabrasion is also a good option. It can have a great impact on reducing the look of scars and increasing skin luminosity and texture.

 

Are There Side Effects to Microdermabrasion?

There are not many risks that accompany the microdermabrasion procedure. If your skin is reasonably healthy, the procedure should be fine. You may want to avoid the treatment if you have heavily inflamed acne.

The treatment is very helpful for minor acne scars, however excessive acne may not provide the ideal result for a client. It is best to wait for extreme cases of acne to subside before seeking out a microdermabrasion treatment.

If you are male and have recently shaved your facial skin, the microdermabrasion treatment could cause shaving cuts to open and bleed. Try to avoid the procedure if you have just shaved, as it may be uncomfortable.

Lastly if the skin is very dry and thin, the microdermabrasion treatment could cause striping to occur on the skin. This is only visible for a short period of time, and it eventually subsides with moisturizer, however it can be an unexpected result of the treatment for some patients.  

 

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Microdermabrasion Facials & Treatments

Microdermabrasion
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Microdermabrasion Facial (60 min)

Microdermabrasion Facial (60 min)

The microdermabrasion facial includes cleanse, deep exfoliation, a beautiful masque, your choice of massage (hand, arm, or scalp), and moisturizer with an SPF to protect your skin.

This is one of our most popular treatments. It is highly recommended by our staff and clientele. If you are new to microdermabrasion, or are just looking to relax and replenish your skin, we think that the microdermabrasion facial is the best place to start.

Indulge yourself and give your skin the treatment that it needs to look impeccable day in and day out.

 

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$126/ $148

Microdermabrasion Treatment (20 min)

Microdermabrasion Treatment (20 min)

This treatment is perfect for those who are looking for a fast and rejuvenating facial. This is ideal for those who are in a hurry, or simply want to skip the additional spa treatments and get straight to the microdermabrasion! Most of us have a busy schedule, but that’s no reason to neglect your skin! The 20 microdermabrasion facial is designed for a fast paced lifestyle.

 

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$82/ $93

Add-on Microdermabrasion

Add-on Microdermabrasion

Add Microdermabrasion to ANY facial to improve results! If you want to fully extend the benefits of any of our amazing facials, we highly suggest you ask for our microdermabrasion add on. The procedure will keep your skin looking fresh after your facial for a much longer period of time.

It is the perfect compliment for all of our facial treatments and will leave your skin feeling both impossibly smooth, and visibly healthier.

At Le Petit Spa, we go the extra mile to ensure you see the best results with your skin care treatments. Be sure to ask about the microdermabrasion add on when you come in for your routine facial!

This is a classic add-on and is useful for those who want to extend the results of their facials, as well as ensure a long lasting, deep cleanse. The facial, coupled with the microdermabrasion treatment can help to soothe the redness that some experience, post treatment with microdermabrasion.

 

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$49

Spa Microdermabrasion

The Crystal Microdermabrasion is slightly more gentle and uses a rapid flow of loose crystals machine-blown onto the skin and removed with suction.

The Diamond Microdermabrasion gives deeper results and uses a diamond encrusted tip applied directly to the skin.

There is no down-time after having microdermabrasion done. It is a non-invasive facial that aims to leave the skin glowing*. While some patients see results after one service, Microdermabrasion results are best shown after a series of 3 or 6 weekly tretments.

Microdermabrasion & Peel Series

$220

Package includes 2 Microdermabrasion treatments & 2 Peel treatments administered over the course of 8 weeks. Treatments are approx. 20 mins each.

How does it work?

Your first and third treatment for the Microderbrasion & Peel package will be a microdermabrasion. The second and fourth treatment will be the peel. This alternation occurs every 2 weeks for 8 weeks until you have completed all four treatments.

 

* Results may vary from person to person

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Call us today with any questions or book an appointment!

Have a skin care question? Want to book a microdermabrasion appointment?
Give us a call at 604.224.4314 and we would be happy to help you out.

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* Results may vary from person to person