What is the difference between a microdermabrasion facial and a traditional facial? We’ll break it down in three simple points for you.
1. A facial can be customized for the unique client, while a microdermabrasion facial is more of a fixed procedure.
At Phresh Spa Salon our traditional facial if the Signature, and includes a session with your esthetician where you can discuss your skin goals and they can take a look at its texture and tendencies. Is it dry? Oily? Are there breakout areas or stress lines? From there, they will choose targeted treatments to meet your various skin needs. A microdermabrasion facial is more of a standard procedure with a specific purpose: to deeply resurface the skin.
2. Microdermabrasion requires more specific tools than a facial.
The most common types of microdermabrasion are crystal microdermabrasion treatment and diamond microdermabrasion treatment. At Phresh, we the Diamondtome system due to the fact that it is just as effective as crystal, but requires no down-time and causes no inflammation in the skin. The Diamondtome system uses a diamond tipped wand to exfoliate the skin. Your esthetician passes the diamond tip wand across your face, which loosens dead skin cells. The wand also uses suction to lift the cells completely from your face and deep clean the pores. The vacuuming motion brings you even more benefits. Since your face does not receive this kind of stimulation often, the suction can improve your circulation and boost collagen production.
3. Microdermabrasion gently but deeply exfoliates to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells.
After a facial, you’ll feel exfoliated and refreshed, with softer skin and improved circulation. With microdermabrasion, those results will last longer, due to the fact that you receive a deeper exfoliation. With multiple sessions, it can also lessen discoloration, fine lines, and shallow acne scars, leaving you with smoother, evenly toned skin.
Both a traditional facial and a microdermabrasion facial are excellent for your physical and mental health, and boost your confidence as you walk out the door. You can read more about the facial options we offer here, at West End and Grand Avenue.