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  North Shore Laser Clinic

           2609 East Arthur Street 
         Thunder Bay Ontario  P7E 5P5
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Microdermabrasion Treatments

Microdermabrasion treatments are good for men and women of all ages and all skin types.

Microdermabrasion is a valuable skin care procedure when used alone, or in combination with other procedures.

Is the procedure new?

Microdermabrasion has been used successfully for years in Europe and is now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in this country. Our office uses the ExcellaDerm Microdermabrasion System because of its quality, dependability and results.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliating procedure performed individually or in a series for revitalizing and maintaining the skin's appearance and smoothness. It can be used to address problem areas on the face or body. One session generally takes 30 minutes or so. There is no special preparation before the visit nor any recuperation after.

How does it work?

A precise stream of very fine crystals is directed through the ExcellaDerm hand piece onto the skin to loosen the layer of dead skin cells that form on the surface. It then suctions away from both the skin debris and crystal to reveal fresh invigorated skin. Typically, only the uppermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is removed. This is why there is minimal discomfort and virtually no recuperation. In select cases, however, a more aggressive abrasion may be chosen and appropriate aftercare will be discussed.

What results can I expect?

Patients have been thrilled with the effect ExcellaDerm Microdermabrasion procedure has on:

  • Improving dull or uneven skin color
  • Relieving clogged pores and blackheads
  • Softening general roughness or thickened patches of dead skin (e.g., elbows, feet.)
  • Refining the appearance of fine, crepey lines, large pores, acne, and hyper pigmentation
  • Removing surface debris allows the skin to better absorb topical medications
  • Increasing circulation for a natural glow
  • The overall youthful appearance of their skin
Does this replace other procedures?

Microdermabrasion is a valuable skin care tool in and of itself but does not take the place of either surgical procedures or therapeutic skin care products. Microdermabrasion is an excellent adjunct to other procedures.

Are there any side effects?

The procedure may impact a slight redness to the skin but this will subside within a few hours. Although uncommon, some patients may experience blushing o the skin from increased blood flow, which will generally fade gradually over a day or two.

Is microdermabrasion for everyone?

Almost everyone could benefit from microdermabrasion, except patients who are taking certain acne medications or certain skin disorders. Please make us aware of any conditions that you may have.