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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

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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.