Microdermabrasion is a mechanical method of exfoliation which utilizes clinical corundum crystals and suction to slough off superficial dead skin cells. This method of exfoliation triggers the skin’s repair mechanism enabling the dermis to strengthen the collagen and elastin fibers while thinning out the stratum corneum resulting in a revitalized complexion allowing active ingredients to function to their full capacity.


  • Lesions
  • AIDS
  • Herpes simplex
  • Prescription anticoagulants
  • Dermatitis (eczema, psoriasis, etc.)
  • Active diabetes (insulin dependent)
  • Inflammatory acne or pustular infection
  • Pigmented solar keratoses, thick and evolutionistic erythematic with ill-defined borders


  • Discontinue use of Retin-A, Renova, Tretinoic acids or AHA topical creams one week prior to the microdermabrasion treatment. May resume use of these products 3 weeks following the treatment.
  • Avoid microdermabrasion prior to intense sun exposure
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools the day of the treatment
  • Must discontinue Accutane or Noraccutane for 6 months prior to receiving a microdermabrasion treatment
  • Never utilize glycolic acid, retinol or other low pH products with this procedure
  • Discontinue laser treatments and chemical peels 3 months prior to microdermabrasion
  • Postpone treatment in case of dermatitis or herpes simplex


  • Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water per day
  • Utilize hydrating products
  • Utilize a broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 15 to 30)
  • No sun exposure one week following the treatment
  • Wait 3 weeks following the treatment before resuming the use of Retin-A, Retinol, AHA, glycolic acid or essential oil products
  • Avoid waxing 1 week post treatment

 48 Hours Post Treatment:

  • Apply hydrating products regularly
  • Slight redness of the skin is expected
  • May experience desquamation on the 3rd and 4th day following the treatment
  • Avoid saunas, swimming pools and whirlpools
  • Avoid all sun exposure and tanning beds
  • Utilize sunscreen

1st Week Post Treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds
  • Utilize moisturizing products
  • Utilize sunscreen

3rd Week Post Treatment:

  • May resume the use of Retinol, Retin-A, glycolic acid, and essential oils

Your Time Spa (Medical Spa) – Advanced Professional Spa Therapist