Last week I spun by Facebar Skin Parlor‘s downtown Atlanta location at the Pencil Factory for a quick freshening-up of my summer-ravaged skin. As I’ve previously noted, I am a huge fan of their microdermabrasion special. It includes a cleanse, steam, extractions, and a custom-selected moisturizer, as well as diamond-tip microdermabrasion that doesn’t leave you covered in grit…all for only $44. The incredibly sweet and friendly esthetician Kellie answered my questions and she offered me (and you!) some tips to make sure you get the most out of your microdermabrasion treatment:
- For those of us with somewhat resilient skin, Kellie recommends alternating microdermabrasion treatments and regular, basic facial treatments each month. So if you get your first microdermabrasion in September, in October, you would get a regular facial, then another microderm treatment in November, a regular facial in December, etc. This maintenance program follows your skin cells’ natural process of regeneration and renewal, so you’ll be sure to keep your dermis sparkling.
- If your skin has been struggling, say, with pigmentation issues, acne scars, fine lines, or minor sun damage, Kellie recommends a more intensive series of microdermabrasion treatments. She suggests about eight treatments spaced 7-10 days apart in order to really tackle your skin problems. By the end of this process, your face will be looking clear, clean, and gorgeous! But wait a little bit before undertaking all this…summertime means sunshine, and microdermabrasion makes your skin much more sensitive to its rays. Kellie suggests to start this fall.
- As an aside to the above, always be sure to wear sunscreen after getting microdermabrasion (or even better, always be sure to wear sunscreen). It would be such a shame to get the treatment done and then suffer more sun damage!
As a special offer for ATL Intown Living readers, Kellie is offering a free calming mask treatment added on to your microdermabrasion treatment if you mention the blog when you come in for your appointment. So go ahead and schedule your treatment…you won’t regret it!