Microderm is a pretty short process—only 30 minutes. But a lot happens in that half an hour!
Just about anyone can benefit from Microderm, even if you don’t have consistent problems with acne, scarring or wrinkles, which it’s especially good at treating. Since it involves removing a layer of dead skin from the face and neck, Microderm Abrasion promotes rejuvenation and brightening.
This timelapse video shows an entire Microderm Abrasion service from start to finish. Chelsey, our esthetician and the service provider who’s in the video, helped us outline all the steps to guide you through the process.
Step 1: Dermalogica Double Cleanse
First order of business is to get any dirt, oil and makeup out of the way. The Dermalogica cleansing gel suitable for all skin types comes first, followed by a cleansing formula that caters more to your individual skin type.
Step 2: Skin Consultation
Chelsey is going to ask you some questions about what skincare products you’re currently using and what your goals are for your skin. She’ll have a looksie under the lamp, and identify concerns like dry patches, acne or scarring that she can help you figure out how to take care of.
Step 3: Microderm Abrasion
“Microderm Abrasion” might sound scary, but Chelsey says it feels just like a cat licking you. So painless, gentle and in our humble opinion pretty enjoyable. The Microderm magic wand Chelsey is using in the video has a diamond-encrusted tip attached to a vacuum hose, which exfoliates and encourages skin rejuvenation. Chelsey makes sure not to miss your neck, which often gets neglected in our daily skincare routines, even though its exposed to the elements all the time. Removing this dead layer of skin helps reduce problems like hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne and scarring. It will also brighten your skin up quite a bit.
Step 4: Relax & Rehydrate
This is where you really start to feel spoiled. First Chelsey applies a serum that soothes redness and irritation, and then a mask that calms, rehydrates and smooths. And then our favorite part—the hot towel! Just feel all that peace and calm seep into your pores. After the mask comes off, moisturizer, eye cream and sunscreen go on.
Step 5: Skin Analysis
Post-Microderm is a good time for Chelsey to look over your freshened skin and make skincare recommendations from there. Skin care services are definitely relaxing and make your skin feel great in the moment, but they’re also about helping you achieve healthy skin for the long-term.