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Do You Really Need Microdermabrasion?

So today one of my associates asks me about Microdermabrasion and he wants to know what I think about it. Microdermabrasion is an advanced mechanical skin procedure that uses a machine to remove dead surface skin cells. If you have a lot of sun exposure leading to hyper pigmentation or coarsely textured skin then you may be a candidate for this service. The machine uses a powerful electronic vacuum that sprays your skin with micro-crystals through a hand-piece that is rubbed over your skin. It is not for everyone and can do more harm than good if used improperly.
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Personally in my career as an esthetican I have not used one, but now there are many less expensive devices on the market that women use to simulate this procedure at home. These are the rotating “brushes” and special at-home facial devices you see advertised in the magazines. I have seen many clients throughout my career in different spas who come in for a facial and of all the ones who have used these methods this is the number of great results that I’ve seen. ZERO. In fact I have seen more broken capillaries and retexturized skin due to this service because an esthetican talked them into buying a series of it, or they use these devices with scrub creams or worse, PEELS! Once I saw a client who was badly burned! I gave her hydration and cooling products to counteract the redness in her skin all because she has a pimple and a wedding to go to. My advice is if you feel you want advanced skin treatment’s, seek an esthetican and look into these services before purchasing them. Improper use of microdermabrasion can actually lead to hypopigmentation which is an absence of skin tone and sensitivity. At Beautyphonics our peels are plant based and very gentle. See our Ageless Facial for our natural answer to signs of aging on the skin.
photo courtesy: sjsskincare.com, sephora.com]
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This girl’s sharp, quick wit may not be for the faint of heart, but those close to her say that she’s caring and hilariously funny. Reality TV, a not -so-small sweet tooth, nail polish, and fashion are but a few of her guilty pleasures. Her obsession with writing and hobby of interviewing brought her to conducting a few interviews with fashion designers and makeup artists for her fashion blog, Hey There, Stylish! Curiosity for different lifestyles and experiences lead to more interviews and ultimately became Gal Pal Magazine. Like many college girls, Lauren is a media strategies major who spends her days going to class; most of her late nights are reserved for studying and her night job.

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