Organic microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation treatment that removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells on the face, chest, neck or anywhere on the body using baking soda crystals (sodium bicarbonate) with adjustable vacuum pressure. Organic microdermabrasion only exfoliates the outer most layers of the epidermis. View microderm video. Book a microderm.
Traditional microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide crystals which are a known irritant and toxic when ingested. Due to the fact that baking soda crystals are non-irritating and safe to ingest, organic microderm can safely be performed around the eyes and lips (this is not safe with aluminum oxide crystals) and can be performed with a peel.
Benefits of Organic Microderm
Microdermabrasion is one of the best ways to exfoliate the skin. It also has great anti-aging benefits. When the skin’s surface is disrupted, cell division occurs which stimulates fibroblast activity leading to collagen which leads to thicker, firmer skin. The suctioning and vacuuming stimulates blood flow bringing up O2 and nutrients to the skin’s surface and helps to nourish the dermis. O2 also helps with acneic skin because oxygen kills the p-acne bacteria in blemishes. Our skin sloughs off at a slower rate with age, so the exfoliation of several layers of the stratum corneum leaves skin fresh and radiant.
Right after a microdermabrasion is the best time to nourish and hydrate the skin or apply a corrective peel. This is why at Cinnabar we always combine microdermabrasion with a hydrating facial, as part of a cosmetic acupuncture treatment, with our lumi-lift treatment, or with a corrective peel.
- rough skin
- enlarged pores
- congested skin: blackheads, whiteheads, acne
- fine lines
- superficial scarring
- mild photoaging, age spots, hyperpigmentation (along with home care and supportive treatments like LED or peels)
- thin, delicate skin
- use of sensitizing medication such as Accutane
- active herpes infection, malignant skin tumors, evolving dermatoses, and certain keratoses
Frequency of Treatment
Microdermabrasion treatments are recommended every 2 weeks in a series of 6 for correction and every 4-8 weeks for maintenance or prevention.