Microdermabrasion Facial

An ideal exfoliation treatment to restore your skin’s natural luminosity.
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What is a Microdermabrasion Facial?

Microdermabrasion is an ideal exfoliation treatment to restore your skin’s natural luminosity and is a great complement to any face treatment. The diamond tip gently exfoliates while suction draws out impurities and dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. Your skin tone is improved while absorption of facial and at-home products is increased. You can enjoy it with an enzyme treatment or as an add-on to your favourite facial!

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Diamond Microdermabrasion Facial
$135

With an Enzyme Peel Treatment

The Enzyme Peel is the perfect finish to your exfoliation treatment. This cool gel is easily applied to freshly exfoliated skin. It quickly liquifies as you gently massage the face.

Fruit enzymes gently sever the protein bonds causing dead skin cells to bead up.  The enzyme is easily removed with a warm towel wrap leaving your skin soft, smooth, glowing, and renewed. Follow this with extractions or your favorite mask. Active ingredients include stem cells, peptides and botanicals.

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Optional Add-ons

LED Light Therapy Facial Treatment at Total Wrapture Medi Spa Winnipeg

LED Light Therapy | $30

Optional treatment add-on.

Boost your face treatment with LED Light therapy! Infrared light penetrates your skin at specific wavelengths to boost collagen production and visibly smooth out wrinkles, control acne-causing bacteria, and even-out skin tone. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skincare treatment that uses a diamond tip to exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells, promoting the growth of new, healthier skin and improving complexion for more even-toned, dewy skin.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Exfoliation of the outermost layer of the skin improves its appearance and health. Here’s what you can expect from microdermabrasion treatments:

1. Smoother Texture: The skin’s surface becomes noticeably smoother as the buildup of dead skin cells is regularly removed every month with a professional exfoliating treatment. Microdermabrasion delivers exceptional results.

2. Brighter Complexion: As newer, fresher skin cells are revealed, your complexion will take on a brighter, more radiant appearance. Consistent exfoliation through monthly professional facials produces radiant skin year-round.

3. Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The stimulation from the procedure boosts collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and superficial wrinkles. Pairing monthly professional exfoliation such as microdermabrasion with occasional laser facial treatments is the ultimate blend for long-term rejuvenation and staving off premature signs of aging.

4. Minimized Pores: By removing debris and dead skin cells from the pores, microdermabrasion helps in making them appear smaller.

5. Decreased Appearance of Age Spots and Pigmentation:  Microdermabrasion helps lighten age spots and hyperpigmentation by gradually exfoliating the layers of pigmented skin cells.

6. Improved Product Absorption: As the barrier of dead skin cells is removed, your skincare products can penetrate the skin more effectively, enhancing their benefits. This also makes microdermabrasion an ideal add-on treatment before any facial to get the full benefits of professional, active ingredients.

7. Reduced Acne and Scarring: While microdermabrasion isn’t a primary acne treatment, it can help reduce the occurrence of superficial acne and the appearance of light scarring by unclogging pores and smoothing the skin’s surface. If you have more widespread or severe acne, we recommend an acne peel or needle-free mesotherapy for your monthly exfoliating facial instead. Read all about our acne-fighting facial treatments here.

How soon will I see results from microdermabrasion?

Our guests notice an improvement in the texture and appearance of their skin immediately after their first microdermabrasion session. Here’s what you can typically expect:

1. Instant Radiance: Right after the treatment, your skin can have a fresh, “glowing” appearance due to the removal of the topmost layer of dead skin cells.

2. Smoother Texture: The exfoliative nature of microdermabrasion often results in skin that feels softer and smoother to the touch shortly after the procedure.

3. Reduced Appearance of Fine Lines: While more pronounced results might require multiple sessions or the accompaniment of anti-aging laser treatments, even a single microdermabrasion treatment can make fine lines less noticeable.

4. Enhanced Skincare Absorption: Since microdermabrasion promotes better absorption of skincare products, you might find that your creams and serums immediately work more effectively following the treatment.

For more significant concerns such as deeper wrinkles, age spots, or acne scars, multiple sessions or blending exfoliating facials such as microdermabrasion with laser treatments are often necessary to achieve long-lasting results. The cumulative effects of regular microdermabrasion treatments can lead to more pronounced improvements over time.

Who is a good candidate for microdermabrasion?

Individuals with uneven pigmentation, fine lines, clogged pores, and mild sun damage can benefit from microdermabrasion. It is suitable for most skin types, but you will receive a complimentary pre-treatment skin analysis with an expert Total Wrapture technician to ensure microdermabrasion is right for you.

What does exfoliation have to do with skin care?

The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin. The stratum corneum constantly renews itself (through a process called desquamation). Old skin cells on the surface are shed, making way for new ones coming up from the lower layers of the epidermis.

Cell Turnover and Renewal:  As we age, this process slows down, leading to a buildup of dead cells on the surface. Exfoliation assists in removing these cells, encouraging fresher, younger cells to surface.

Brighter, More Radiant Skin: Dead skin cells can make the complexion look dull. By removing this layer, we can unveil a brighter, more glowing skin surface.

Improved Texture: Dead cell buildup can lead to rough and uneven skin texture. Exfoliation smoothens the skin, making it feel softer to the touch.

Prevention of Clogged Pores: Dead skin cells can mix with sebum (skin’s natural oil) and become trapped in pores, leading to issues like blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. Regular exfoliation helps prevent this buildup, keeping the pores clean.

Enhanced Product Penetration: A thick layer of dead skin cells can prevent skincare products from penetrating and working effectively. By exfoliating, we improve the skin’s ability to absorb other products, making them more effective.

Your Skin’s Appearance: A healthy stratum corneum reflects light better, giving the skin a luminous appearance. When it’s thickened or uneven due to dead cell buildup, the skin can appear dull, rough, or aged. Exfoliation helps in achieving and maintaining a radiant cosmetic appearance.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

No, microdermabrasion is not painful. You might feel a mild sensation akin to rougher fabric moving across the skin, followed by a vibrating sensation. However, our clients find this treatment to be relaxing and satisfying as loosened, dead skin cells and grime is ‘vacuumed’ out of their pores. 

How long does a microdermabrasion session last?

Depending on if you are adding it on to facial or enjoying it with an enzyme treatment finish, a typical session lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.

How often should I get microdermabrasion?

You should get professional exfoliation such as microdermabrasion done about once a month.

Why receive an exfoliating facial every month?

Your skin evolves through cycles, rejuvenating itself about every 28 days. These cycles involve cell turnover, natural detoxification, and collagen renewal. Dead skin cells are naturally deposited on the epidermis and can clog pores or prevent good absorption of your skincare products.  The secret to maintaining that youthful glow is in syncing your professional exfoliation and facials with these natural rhythms every month.

What should I expect post-treatment?

After a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin may appear reddened and might feel slightly sensitive. This typically subsides within a few hours. Many of our guests observe an instant radiance or “glow” in their skin.

Possible shedding: Some people may experience light flaking of the skin a few days post-treatment. Microdermabrasion primarily works by exfoliating the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the skin. This layer consists of dead skin cells, which once removed, might cause some residual cells to flake off as the skin adjusts.

Improved Texture: Many report a silkier skin feel even after only one treatment.

Potential Pimples: Microdermabrasion sometimes accelerates the appearance of underlying pimples that were on the verge of surfacing before your treatment. As a result, few individuals, particularly those with skin prone to acne, might encounter a slight breakout post-treatment as their skin purges microcomedones. If you are prone to acne, we recommend receiving a microdermabrasion treatment about 2 weeks before a significant event. This timeframe allows any potential, minor breakouts to subside. It also gives your skin enough time to begin a new cycle, revealing the improved texture and radiance that comes from the treatment.

Is there any downtime after microdermabrasion?

No. Microdermabrasion is often called a “lunchtime treatment”. Our guests return to their regular activities immediately after the treatment while protecting their skin from the sun.

Other than some light redness and sensitivity, which diminishes within hours, there is no side effect that necessitates downtime. 

Can I wear makeup after my microdermabrasion treatment?

It is best to allow your skin to breathe for at least 24 hours after the treatment without clogging your freshly-freed pores with makeup (which usually contains oils, waxes, silicones, or dyes). Most makeup also has the potential to trap dust or microparticles of dirt in your freshly unclogged pores. If necessary, mineral-based makeup can be applied.

What facial treatments can I pair microdermabrasion with for enhanced results?

Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation procedure that removes the topmost layer of dead skin cells, making the skin more receptive to other treatments.

Here are the best facials to pair a microdermabrasion add-on with:

1. Clinical Facial + Microdermabrasion:

  • Deep Cleansing: Microdermabrasion preps the skin by clearing away dead skin cells, allowing the clinical facial to cleanse at a deeper level.
  • Improved Absorption: Removing the skin’s outermost layer enhances the absorption of active ingredients used during the clinical facial, making the treatment more effective.
  • Synergistic Results: Combining these treatments can address multiple skin concerns simultaneously, such as acne, fine lines, and uneven skin tone, yielding comprehensive results.

2. Needle-free Mesotherapy Facial + Microdermabrasion:

  • Enhanced Penetration: Microdermabrasion increases the permeability of the skin, ensuring that the serums and solutions used in mesotherapy penetrate deeper and are more effective.
  • Stimulated Blood Flow: The exfoliation from microdermabrasion stimulates circulation, preparing the skin for better nutrient absorption during mesotherapy.
  • Uniform Treatment: Exfoliating beforehand ensures a smoother and more even skin surface, allowing for uniform application and absorption during the mesotherapy session.

3. OxyGeneo Super Facial + Microdermabrasion:

  • Optimized Oxygenation: By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, microdermabrasion enhances the skin’s natural oxygenation process, complementing the OxyGeneo treatment.
  • Boosted Radiance: Pairing these treatments provides a double boost to skin radiance, combining the exfoliating benefits of microdermabrasion with the revitalizing benefits of OxyGeneo.
  • Prolonged Results: Combining these treatments offers longer-lasting results, as the synergistic effects of exfoliation and oxygenation supports continued skin health.

4. RF Skin Tightening and Contouring + Microdermabrasion:

  • Increased Efficacy: Pre-treatment with microdermabrasion makes the skin more receptive to the radiofrequency (RF) waves, supporting the treatment’s tightening effect.
  • Smoother Application: Removing dead skin cells provides a smoother skin surface, ensuring a more even application of the RF treatment.
  • Enhanced Results: The combined effect of stimulated collagen production from both microdermabrasion and RF results in improved skin texture, firmness, and contour.

How is microdermabrasion different from a chemical peel?

While both treatments exfoliate the skin, microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation method, whereas chemical peels use acids to dissolve skin cells. It is generally a good practice to switch up your monthly exfoliating facial to fully benefit from different types of techniques and discover what works spectacularly for your unique skin.

Your expert Total Wrapture skin technician can help you choose based on your skin type, concern, and desired outcome.

Do I need to follow a specific skincare routine after my microdermabrasion treatment?

After microdermabrasion, keep your skin hydrated and protected from unprotected, prolonged sun exposure. Your skin technician may recommend specific products to enhance and prolong the effects of the treatment based on your lifestyle and unique skin. 

Does microdermabrasion help with hyperpigmentation?

Yes, microdermabrasion is beneficial for addressing hyperpigmentation. The treatment exfoliates the topmost layer of the skin, which can help in reducing the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation and age spots.

By promoting cell turnover, microdermabrasion can aid in the gradual lightening of pigmented areas over multiple sessions. However, the effectiveness can vary depending on the depth and type of hyperpigmentation, individual skin type, and the frequency of treatments. For deeper or persistent pigmentation, blending monthly microdermabrasion facials with occasional laser treatments and targeted skincare products may be recommended.

Your expert Total Wrapture skin technician will help you determine the best approach for your specific concerns.

What skincare products should I use to support hyperpigmentation treatments?

Products that contain melanin suppressants help inhibit the production of the pigment that patches of hyperpigmentation are made up of. 

Key melanin suppressant ingredients to look for in skincare:

Still not sure? Your Total Wrapture laser technician can help you select skincare products for a daily routine that will support your laser hyperpigmentation treatment results.

Does microdermabrasion help with rosacea?

Microdermabrasion is not typically recommended for individuals with rosacea, especially during active flare-ups. Rosacea-prone skin is often sensitive, and the abrasive nature of microdermabrasion might be too aggressive, leading to further inflammation or even potential flare-ups. 

However, we do recommend facials specifically designed to address rosacea symptoms and rosacea-prone skin:

1. Photofacials (Intense Pulsed Light – IPL): Photofacial treatments use intense pulsed light (IPL) to target the blood vessels and redness associated with rosacea. The light energy is absorbed by the targeted vessels, causing them to constrict and fade over time. Photofacials also improve skin texture and reduce pigmentation irregularities.

2. Needle-Free Mesotherapy: Our Meso Redness Treatment is a non-invasive technique that enhances the absorption of active ingredients into the skin. This strengthening serum was created to treat skin prone to broken capillaries, redness, and puffiness. Your skin will be detoxified and infused with a youthful, even tone while your live capillaries will be supported to avoid breaking. This reduces inflammation and redness associated with rosacea.

3. Facials for Rosacea: Our customized clinical facials, particularly our Vitamin C Treatment, address rosacea-specific concerns. It is gentle and soothing, focused on reducing inflammation, calming redness, and hydrating the skin. It delivers antioxidants, peptides, stem cell enhancers  and deeply moisturizes to help skin repair damage and dryness. Your skin will feel soothed and hydrated.

4. Chemical Peels: Chemical peels, specifically mild or superficial peels improve the appearance of rosacea by exfoliating the outermost layers of the skin. This can reduce redness, promote smoother skin texture, and improve the penetration of topical medications. Peels are carefully selected and tailored to avoid exacerbating rosacea symptoms.

Can I get microdermabrasion if I am pregnant?

Generally, microdermabrasion is considered safe during pregnancy as it is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that focuses on the superficial layers of the skin. While microdermabrasion itself doesn’t involve chemicals that might be harmful during pregnancy, it is essential to approach it with caution and prioritize consultation with your healthcare provider before getting any advanced facial while pregnant.

Here are a few factors to consider:

1. Skin Sensitivity: Pregnancy can cause heightened skin sensitivity due to hormonal changes. A procedure like microdermabrasion might cause more redness or irritation than it would otherwise.

2. Comfort: As the pregnancy progresses, lying on the back for 30-60 minutes might be uncomfortable for some pregnant persons.

3. Consultation: Always consult with a healthcare provider or dermatologist before undergoing any skincare treatment while pregnant. They can provide guidance tailored to your individual circumstances and needs.