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Microdermabrasion is a gentle, painless, non-invasive, non-chemical treatment that encourages cellular turnover and rejuvenates the skin. Unlike a typical facial though, it uses a tool/wand to exfoliate dead skin for more dramatic results. Its effects are immediate and intended to be long lasting. You will see a reduction in fine lines, a more even skin tone, improvements to scarring and sun damage, and a tangibly softer face.

The beauty of this treatment is in its simplicity. Within a half hour, you can leave Balance with clean, revitalized, younger looking skin and you don’t have to do a thing. As you relax on a massage table (fully clothed), your aesthetician, Jessica, begins by cleansing your skin. She then takes a wand that has interchangeable tips and lightly traces it over your face and neck. Each tip is a different size and texture and is selected based on your particular needs. For instance, a larger, coarser head may be used on rougher spots whereas a smaller, softer tip would be used around the delicate eye area. This wand is the instrument that does all the work. It is creating “controlled damage” to the surface of the skin, preparing it for new, healthy growth. And what does it feel like? Well, it’s similar to being licked by a cat with its rough tongue. At most, it is mildly uncomfortable. What’s surprising though is that the wand simultaneously uses suction. That’s right; it is essentially a mini vacuum, eliminating dirt and debris from under the skin. Who knew?? It is also what contributes to plumping up the skin for those immediate, wrinkle reducing results. Again, the treatment goes quickly and when all is said and done, you are sent off with moisturizer applied and looking refreshed, not like a lobster.

Anyone can benefit from microdermabrasion and the treatment can be modified to suit particular skin sensitivities but it is especially beneficial as an anti-aging treatment or if you have specific concerns such as acne scarring or hyperpigmentation. Of course, if you have certain skin conditions, like rosacea, it is not recommended. Please consult with Jessica for advice on the best course of action for your skin type. One thing to keep in mind is that for a day or two after the treatment it is especially important to wear your sunscreen and avoid irritating products such as vitamin C or even excessive sweating from exercise (An excuse to not work out. Nice!). Because we’ve just uncovered baby like skin, it needs you to be extra gentle with it while it readjusts to its environment. Lastly, for microdermabrasion, a series of about 6 treatments will show the longest lasting effects and it is mild en

ough to be done weekly. As a bonus, Jessica, the practitioner, is knowledgeable, thorough, and sensitive to any special needs you may have. The best part of having this treatment done at Balance is knowing you are in the hands of an experienced professional who will give you the exceptional service and the lasting results you desire.


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