Microdermabrasion Ottawa

 What is Microdermabrasion?

If you want to achieve healthy, radiant skin that looks better than ever before, you should consider micro derma­brasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals to remove dead skin cells without damaging the underlying layers of the epidermis.

The process involves using a handheld device called a microdermabrader to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This stimulates new cell growth and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation.


It can be used on all areas of the body including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, feet, bikini line, underarms, and even the scalp. The treatment can also help with:

  • Acne scarring
  • Dark spots
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark patches)
  • Skin texture
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Other conditions such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, etc.

Microdermabrasion vs Dermaplaning 

Both microdermabrasion and dermaplaning remove dead cells from the top layer of the epidermis. But they differ in how they achieve this. With microdermabrasion, a small diamond tip is used to gently scrape away the outermost layers of the skin, revealing new, healthy skin underneath. Dermaplaning uses a rotating blade to shave off the top layer of skin. The result is smoother, softer skin, healthier skin.

What to expect

Anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of aging signs such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots is a good candidate for microdermabrasion. If you have sensitive skin, it is best to avoid treatments where the tip touches the skin.

Risks and Side Effects of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is considered safe when performed by a trained aesthetician. However, there may be some minor side effects such as redness, swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. These side effects usually go away within 24 hours. If any of these symptoms persist, please contact us immediately.


Before the procedure, you must stop taking any prescription medications and refrain from applying makeup or cosmetics. Avoid sun exposure during the day after the treatment. Use sunscreen if you are going out. Do not use moisturizers containing alcohol, oil, or water-based products. These ingredients can make your skin feel tight and dry.

Types of Microdermabrasion

There are two main types of microdermabrasion procedures.

Crystal microdermabrasion

During crystal, microdermabrasion, estheticians use a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin. Micro-fine crystals are shot from a small tube onto the skin and simultaneously vacuumed back up. It works as a high-powered scrub. The different types of crystals that use are aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate.

Diamond microdermabrasion

A diamond-tip handpiece is a crystal-free version of microdermabrasion that uses a diamond-tipped wand to gently exfoliate dead cells. It generally applies in more sensitive facial areas, like under the eyes.


Hydradermabrasion is a new method. It involves combining crystal-free plaque and applying the product to the skin. This process is said to stimulate collagen production and increase blood flow to your skin.

Ideal Candidate

Anyone with acne scars, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

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Microdermabrasion is ideal for anyone looking to get rid of those annoying blemishes. It’s also great for people who want to smooth out their complexion, eliminate acne scarring, and even lighten dark spots. At FacePlus Aesthetics, our experienced staff has been providing exceptional microdermabrasion services for many years. Contact us today to ask questions, book an appointment, and learn more about our services

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Frequently Asked Questions

During the microdermabrasion treatment, we will use a small handheld machine that produces high-pressure pulses of air. These pulses are directed at the skin’s surface, causing tiny crystals to break off the superficial layer of dead skin cells. This stimulates the skin’s own natural healing response, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

Yes! Microdermabrasion is completely safe for most people. However, there may be some minor side effects like redness, slight stinging or burning sensation, mild swelling, and skin peeling. In rare cases, patients have experienced allergic reactions such as hives, itching, or rashes. If you experience any discomfort during the treatment, tell us right away so we can stop immediately. We always recommend consulting your doctor before undergoing any cosmetic procedures.

No, it isn’t painful. Most patients find it relaxing and soothing. Some people report feeling slightly tingling when the device is applied.

The treatment takes 30 minutes per session, but it may take several sessions to see results.

The number of microdermabrasion treatments needed depends on several factors including age, skin type, and severity of acne. Most people will require between two and four sessions.

Yes, microdermabrasion is often performed on the face, neck, chest, back, arms, legs, hands, feet, abdomen, buttocks, bikini line, and other areas.

You can resume normal activities immediately following the treatment. There is no downtime associated with microdermabrasion.

A derma peel is similar to a microdermabrasion but uses a different technique. Instead of removing the top layer of dead skin cells, a derma peel removes the outermost layer of living skin cells. The result is an improved complexion without having to go through the pain of microdermabrasion.

This depends on a variety of factors like age, skin type, and lifestyle choices. Generally speaking, most people report visible improvements in 2 to 4 months. However, some people have reported better results when treated regularly over several years.

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