icrodermabrasion is a safe and effective skin-freshening treatment which helps repair prematurely aging skin.
"I've had serval microdermabrasions from excellent estheticians in the past. Your treatment was the best I've had -- bar none. It's obvious you've had years of experience. You provide such a thorough treatment and have such a wonderful personality. Thank you so much. I almost wish my skin was worse just so I could come in for more treatments." - Gwen Soper
Signature Microdermabrasion - $150
Our signature treatment includes all the benefits of a traditional microdermabrasion along with, a cleansing facial with extractions, a toxin reducing facial massage, and our famous relaxing hand massage along with skin brightening facial therapies. The most relaxing and beneficial microdermabrasion available in town! (90 minutes)
Essential Microdermabrasion - $115
Our essential treatment includes all the benefits of our signature treatment but excludes the toxin reducing and collagen building benefits of our signature massage. (60 minutes)
Express Microdermabrasion - $70
When your time is at premium, this benefical treatment is a great alternative. Simply a cleanse with a quick intensive exfoliation. (30 minutes)
You may have heard of dermabrasion, a procedure that sands away the top layer of skin. It's an effective way to treat severe sun damage, but it causes bleeding and requires a week of recovery time. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical alternative. Often called a “power peel,” it blasts the skin with tiny crystals that exfoliate the outer layer. This can reduce fine lines, brown spots, and mild acne scars -- usually with no recovery time.
Charlie utilizes a state-of-the-art Medical Microdermabrasion device which sprays minute crystals against the skin, effectively abrading dead cells from the surface of the skin while at the same time stimulating and detoxifying the skin. Charlie's microdermabrasion treatments are uniquely effective due to his use of proprietary youth renewing vitamin and mineral rich serums introduced to the skin along with a relaxing hand and facial massage.
As the outer layer of skin is exfoliated, the powdery dead skin cells are suctioned from the face. Immediately following microdermabrasion, the newly revealed skin looks pink and feels tight, like a sunburn. The irritation usually subsides in about 24 hours leaving subtle improvements in tone and texture.
How do I know if Microdermabrasion is a good treatment choice for me?
Microdermabrasion is not for everyone. Your treatment will include a skin analysis consultation to determine the best treatment choices for your skin. If microdermabrasion is not the best choice for your skin and your goals, Charlie will suggest alternative treatment(s).
Does microdermabrasion hurt?
Pain tolerance varies greatly, however, MOST of Charlie's clients feel microdermabrasion is slightly annoying (at worst) but overall a relaxing treatment. Some people liken it a cat licking your skin, a slightly scratchy sensation. But not painful.
How long does it last?
Charlie offers three microdermabrasion treatment choices. We highly recommend the Signature Microdermabrasion in which, including consultation you'll have a full 90 minutes with Charlie, the actual treatment takes approximately 75 minutes. The benefits of the treatment will last up to three months, after which time you should consider having a follow up treatment.
Can you do it when pregnant?
We are aware of no respected study proving microdermabrasion is unsafe during pregnancy. Although it is generally accepted in the medical community that microdermabrasion is safe for you and your unborn child; we recommended that you clear the treatment with your physician prior to your appointment.
I've heard of different types of Microdermabrasion (crystal, diamond, etc) which do you use and why?
There are benefits to both types of professional treatments; Charlie utilizes (and prefers) a crystal device manufactured specifically for medical practices right here in Utah. His machines relies on tiny crystals to perform the exfoliation process. We feel when microdermabrasion is used solely for cosmetic reasons the delivery device isn't nearly as important as the expertise and experience of the person performing the treatment. You can trust that Charlie has this level of experience. When utilizing the procedure for medically supervised skin resurfacing treatments, a diamond tip treatment much like the more invasive dermabrasion, may have a slight advantage.
I have rosacea (mainly on my cheeks and nose) and am using a topical gel – is it still ok to have microdermabrasion treatments?
There are varying degrees of rosacea severity. In some cases microdermasion using crystal devices can actually help rosacea by improving circulation and decreasing encrustation. Again, we will consult and choose the right treatment option for you.
I see you have a Sandy location. What are your hours?
Sandy office appointments are available on TTuesdays and Fridays; Salt Lake appointments are available Monday through Thursdays.