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Feb. 29, 2008 at 12:22pm

Microdermabrasion at Appassionato

Renew Your Skin

What is Microdermabrasion?   This treatment is a non-invasive, mechanical means of exfoliating and renewing the skin.  This treatment was first popularized in Europe.  In the 1990's we began experiencing Microdermabrasion and all its benefits in the USA.

Who is Microdermabrasion for?  Most anyone who wishes to refine the skin's texture, unclog pores, prepare the skin for more aggressive treatments, including plastic surgery, and those sensitive to or opposed to chemical exfoliation.

Who should not use Microdermabrasion?  Contraindications include active lesions and open wounds, delicate skin, those with Rosacea,   and those using Accutane and Retin-A.  Those on antibiotics should wait until 2 weeks after their last dosage.  Remember, your esthetician is trained to work closely with you to devise the best plan of action for your skin care.

Do I need to follow special instructions after my Microdermabrasion treatments?  Yes.  The skin will be in a more delicate state and must be kept cool for 48 hours post session. This means hold off on work outs, sweating, and any activity that raises your core temperature. It is necessary to cleanse with lukewarm water for at least 48 hours post session, but a good bit of advice for all the time. Becoming overheated after your session can contribute to hyperpigmentation, or darkened areas on the skin.

How many Microdermabrasion sessions will I need?  As with most skin care treatments, Microdermabrasion works best when done in a series of 4-8 sessions done fairly close together. The first couple of sessions, especially when combined with proper home care, are all about working to create changes in the skin.  After your series is complete, you will want to continue with maintenance sessions and proper home care to maintain your results. 

What if I don't complete my Microdermabrasion series?  It is always advised to work closely with your esthetician on the plan of action for your skin.  It won't hurt you to stop, or to only go once in a while for your treatments, but doing this will make it pretty unlikely to ever see results.

Can Microdermabrasion be combined with other treatments?  Yes, a highly skilled esthetician can combine Microdermabrasion with other modalities, such as Ultrasonic Facials and Chemical Peels.  Once your esthetician has gotten to know you and your skin, advanced combo treatments may be recommended.

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comments [23]  |  posted under appassionato, Jerri Lien, microdermabrasion, skincare, tacoma


by Erik on 2/29/2008 @ 12:53pm
Nice blog. However, you might want to consider adding a little commentary in it as well rather than just simply your product.

For what it is worth, check out how the Red Hot hot dog restaurant combines commentary and his product on his blog:

by zastica on 2/29/2008 @ 1:10pm
Very informative, but I can't help thinking that this isn't really tacoma related.

by MsNarcissist on 2/29/2008 @ 1:16pm
I don't read Feed Tacoma for the advertising. If I wanted an infomercial on this procedure I would watch late night tv.

by jenyum on 2/29/2008 @ 1:20pm
Currently, the i.feedtacoma blog signup does say something about them being used for any purpose. Just pointing that out so that people won't come down too hard on this post. I do agree that it's not the greatest use of the feed and should probably not be tagged Tacoma unless there is some sort of local angle worked into it.

by MsNarcissist on 2/29/2008 @ 1:36pm
You are being too nice to this poster. Any regular reader of this feed would see this is not the place for such blatant promotion of a business (that's not even located in Tacoma).

by KevinFreitas on 2/29/2008 @ 2:00pm
I'm with jenyum. These blogs have an opened ended use. They're here because hopefully it helps folks in this area get started with a blog and secondarily to push "Tacoma" posts up for all to see.

That being said, definitely take a look at what other local businesses like the Red Hot are doing for blogs. More than just an add they can really provide insight into the culture of a company and how they view and get involved with the community around them.

by youresthetician on 2/29/2008 @ 2:18pm
Many people have questions about treatments such as microdermabrasion, but don't always know how to get their questions answered. This blog was intended to let people know they can get treatments like this done at Tacoma-area businesses by knowledgeable Tacoma-area estheticians.

by MsNarcissist on 2/29/2008 @ 2:18pm
I still don't think this specific post is adding anything of value. It's not a fair comparison for the businesses like Red Hot and others who actually contribute useful information that improves the business and social community in Tacoma. This post is not the same.

by youresthetician on 2/29/2008 @ 2:23pm
Sorry to have offended anyone. There are many Tacoma area spas, salons, and skin care clinics that are a valuable part of the business community, and who also volunteer their time and donate their services to many aspects of the social and charitable communities within the Tacoma area as well.

by Erik on 2/29/2008 @ 2:29pm
Many people have questions about treatments such as microdermabrasion, but don't always know how to get their questions answered. This blog was intended to let people know they can get treatments like this done at Tacoma-area businesses by knowledgeable Tacoma-area estheticians.

Thanks youresthetician. It takes a bit to get into the groove of mixing unique content with your business.

Many of us have a small business or another. Some of us are even hawking cartoons or their art work (redundant?)

Youresthetician, you might start off by introducing yourself and indicate when you opened so that the post does not look like a cut and paste off an advertisement.

Realtor Jacob Rose does a pretty good job of integrating commentary with his listings.

This post is not the same.

Maybe but this was their first attempt.

by youresthetician on 2/29/2008 @ 2:33pm
Thank you! I'll get the hang of it :)

by NumbSkull on 2/29/2008 @ 2:37pm
NS says Sick 'em MsNarccist!!!! YEAH!!!! NS thinks this discussion board needs a little 'spice.'

by Erik on 3/12/2008 @ 8:11pm

Everyone's on pins and needles for your next post.

How about customers you like and customers you don't?

by ensie on 3/12/2008 @ 8:25pm
I have to agree that the post shouldn't be tagged Tacoma unless specifically related, but nowhere on FeedTacoma does it state that the blog must be about Tacoma.

If you don't want to read the post then don't click on it.

by AP on 3/12/2008 @ 10:36pm
This is definitely an interesting discussion. True, many of us have things to promote here if we really wanted. Entering RR's realm of viral self-promotion can be a risky endeavor. You will likely face the wrath of folks like MsNarcissist, and you'll just have to decide if it's worth it to you. It may very well be!

My other reaction would be that this is a bit off-axis from what I expect when I get "fed up". However, Kevin's the boss and he seems alright with it.

Youresthetician, I would caution that making your posts more locally flavored will lead to less people becoming "blind" to your future posts. Luckily for me, I have skin like Britney Spears, and won't be needing this product/service. Others may love it. Good luck. I'll be watching for the next one.

by youresthetician on 3/13/2008 @ 9:48pm
I have been busy learning and working, but my next post is going to be about Dame Lola's grand re-opening! For those of you who don't know Rebecca Dashow's store, Dame Lola, well, it's one of my faves. Her prior location was at 711 St. Helens, which she lost due to flooding :( But her new location next to Angelo Mendi's is going to be even more fabulous, I'm sure! Dame Lola's is a hip, trendy women's boutique - and, Erik, Rebecca is one of my favorite clients ;)

by Erik on 3/13/2008 @ 10:21pm
but my next post is going to be about Dame Lola's grand re-opening!

The anticipation!

by youresthetician on 3/13/2008 @ 10:29pm
; )

by AP on 3/13/2008 @ 11:45pm
I know R. Dashow. Yet another person brought up in Lakewood when it was still known as Tacoma, and yet another John Hughes era Hudtloff product. The community and the world at large appear to be shrinking rapidly.

Many females I know love the clothing styles she has on hand. Good luck to her and the reopening. Her old location was really cool, but I have a feeling she'll get a lot more exposure there by Stadium.

by KevinFreitas on 3/14/2008 @ 7:21am
Looking forward to it youresthetician. Blogging is a strange animal but practice makes perfect and the FeedTacoma community is here to help whenever you need!

by youresthetician on 3/14/2008 @ 9:15am
Thanks guys! My business location used to be "Tacoma", which is how I got to know Dame Lola's, and lots of other great places. Now I'm a whole 5 miles down the road in the big Fife! But I still love and support my Tacoma friends. The new Dame Lola location is going to be even cooler than the last, I think, with some really fun neighbors, and other new stores opening up nearby as well.

by Steph DeRosa on 4/7/2008 @ 1:34pm
Dear youresthetician,

Welcome to your blog initiation. Congrats, you've managed to field all critical comments without profanity!

I would never have fared so well :/

Likes to cuss,
Steph DeRosa

by youresthetician on 4/7/2008 @ 2:40pm
Thank you, Steph! It's all that esthetic work making my skin thicker ;)

I like to cuss too, but I'm trying to be a good girl :)


Until beginning my middle-age (now!), I have worked in the beauty industry. Hair, skin, nails, and makeup, but mostly skin care and makeup, has been my thing for a long time now. As middle-age began encroaching on me, I knew I was going to have to stay in the biz and keep in the know if I was going to attempt to age, ahem, gracefully. I was blessed to come under Dr. Niedbalski's employ in the fall of 2010, where I have been providing skin care, laser, and makeup services. After finding my dream boss, my husband took a job in the Tri Cities. Elation! Over the additional 215 days/year of sunshine I will be enjoying! Despair! Over leaving my dream employer, life long friends, wonderful clients, and the list goes on. But! The good karma bus has come my way this year, and I am ecstatic that Dr. Niedbalski has asked me to be his E WA consultant and marketing person! I'm going to have a lot to learn, a lot to do, and a lot to talk about!

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