Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of facial skin.  Very superficial skin conditions, such as fine wrinkles, dull skin, age spots, and acne, may be minimized with microdermabrasion.  The procedure uses the gentle abrasive action of tiny crystals to polish the skin.  It can be done quickly, and you can return to work immediately, which is why microdermabrasion is sometimes called the lunch time facelift.

Libra Microdermabrasion

The Libra™ is a negative pressure microdermabrasion device using corundum crystals that are swept across the skin at high velocity within a treatment tip. The crystals abrade the stratum corneum of the epidermis uniformly so that the surface of the skin is "polished" and smoothed; it is like a microscopic exfoliation which leaves the skin "glowing". The Libra™ is a closed circuit system, so the technician and patient are not exposed to the crystals used. The crystals flow from the closed bottle through the tubing and treatment tip, and are returned into a used crystals receptacle with HEPA filtration. Libra™ treatments can be done 7-10 days apart for a basic microdermabrasion program. Usually 5-7 treatments are done to improve skin reflectance, tone and texture.

“Streaking” from uneven or overly aggressive suction is not a common occurrence with the Libra™ compared to some other microdermabrasion systems.

Anti-Aging Treatment

Libra™ treatment can be done in between skin rejuvenation (FotoFacial) treatments, 2 weeks following a treatment, or 1 week prior to the next SR/WR treatment. This helps to slough off darkened pigment as the keratinocytes migrate up through the stratum corneum. Thinning out the stratum corneum also preps the skin for the next skin rejuvenation treatment, making it easier for the light/laser energy from elōs technology to penetrate the epidermis.

Acne Treatment

The Libra™ is a wonderful adjunct to acne therapy because keratin clumping in pores contributes to comedone development. Regular microdermabrasion keeps the pores unclogged and helps to prevent new acne lesions.

To schedule your complimentary consultation with a licensed aesthetician in George Town, Grand Cayman, dial (345) 94-LASER. Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa is open Tuesday through Saturday, with hours to fit anyone’s schedule.

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