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Microdermabrasion Specialist

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment that reveals healthier, younger-looking skin after just one office visit. The skilled aestheticians at Pure Lux in Edina, Minnesota use the diamond microdermabrasion method to smooth and tighten skin texture, reduce the appearance of surface scars, eliminate fine wrinkles, and minimize uneven pigmentation. Call the office today for an appointment or try our convenient online scheduling system.


Q & A

Pure Lux

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that effectively removes the skin’s top layers. This process lifts away old skin cells that have been damaged by the sun, developed fine wrinkles during the natural aging process, or show scarring due to acne outbreaks and other issues. It stimulates collagen and elastin production, which results in a more youthful, radiant appearance to your skin. Removing the older skin layer also makes it easier for your skin to absorb moisturizers and other helpful skin care products.   

Standard microdermabrasion uses a machine equipped with a hand-held device that directs a controlled spray of aluminum oxide crystals onto the face that exfoliates the skin. At the same time, the device removes the dead skin cells and residual microcrystals via a specially designed vacuum system.

The diamond peel method relies on diamond-tipped wands of varying sizes and coarseness to gently remove the top layer of skin, which is then suctioned away. The skin care experts at Pure Lux prefer the diamond technique because the hand-held wands provide better control and more options for treating your skin type with less risk of skin irritation.

Is it safe?

As long as you choose qualified skin care professionals like those at Pure Lux to provide this service, microdermabrasion is a safe and effective treatment that’s been in use for more than 20 years. Advances in the technology have decreased the minimal risk of skin irritation and other negative side effects, but it’s always been a gentler approach for restoring your skin’s youthful vitality than techniques that utilize harsh chemicals or abrasives.

What is the treatment and recovery like?

A diamond microdermabrasion treatment takes 30-60 minutes to complete. It’s not painful, but you may experience a slight warming sensation during the process, which many patients describe as similar to what they experience during a facial.

After the treatment, your skin may appear slightly pink, but this usually fades quickly. It may also feel tight and drier than usual. Pure Lux’s skin care experts will recommend moisturizers and other skincare products to resolve these effects. 

The new layer of skin is more susceptible to sunburn for several days after treatment. Otherwise, there’s no real recovery time required after microdermabrasion. It’s recommended that you have a treatment once every several months to receive optimal benefits. During your initial consultation, your Pure Lux clinician will design a plan that fulfills your cosmetic care goals and expectations. 

Service 4:  [Chemical Peels]

Chemical peels can dramatically improve the appearance of facial skin by removing wrinkles, dull and uneven skin tone, and other signs associated with sun damage and the natural aging process. Only licensed aestheticians, such as the highly skilled team at Pure Lux in Edina, Minnesota, are authorized to perform chemical peels. Call the office today or schedule your consultation via our convenient online service.  

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Peels use abrasive chemical substances to speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Benefits of this process include:

  • Reduction of fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Decreased appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles due to damage from the sun and the natural aging process
  • Improvement in the appearance of some scars
  • Effective treatment for some types of acne
  • Reduction in age spots, freckles, and uneven skin pigmentation
  • Stimulation of collagen and elastin production which results in improvement in the texture and overall appearance of your skin

Are chemical peels safe?

When the treatments are provided by trained professionals like the team of experts at Pure Lux, chemical peels are overall safe and effective for generally healthy adults. Pure Lux uses SkinMedica® products for their chemical peels, which come in varying strengths. This allows your Pure Lux specialist to choose a peel that allows optimal results for your skin type while decreasing the risk of unexpected side effects.  

What is a treatment like?

The actual application takes about 20 minutes, but your aesthetician first cleanses your skin thoroughly before applying the peel. Most patients experience a tingling or burning sensation that usually fades after about 10 minutes. A small fan may be used during the procedure to help relieve discomfort. 

What is recovery like?

Redness of the skin following a peel is expected, but the severity varies from patient to patient. What you can expect is the old skin to begin flaking or peeling off, in much the same way it would after a significant sunburn.  The extent of the peeling depends on the level of chemical used and the condition of your skin before the treatment. 

Pure Lux skin care experts recommend specific cleansers and moisturizers to use during the peeling process. It’s important to follow directions carefully so that you receive optimal benefits from your chemical peel.

Will I need multiple treatments?

Results from a chemical peel vary and are related to the condition of your skin before treatment. You’ll note positive changes following just one chemical peel, but it’s recommended you have 3-6 treatments to receive optimal results. Each treatment provides an increasing improvement in your skin’s overall health and appearance.