This quick and convenient treatment immediately restores smoother younger looking skin.
Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are often confused, though they are quite different. Microdermabrasion is a superficial resurfacing of the skin that removes a portion of the stratum corneum (top layer of epidermis)
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for sunspots, uneven pigmentation,fine lines, scars and wrinkles, acne prone skin, excessive oiliness or dry skin. The treatment will stimulate collagen production, helping your skin to rejuvenate faster than normal.
Dermabrasion is a much more serious procedure that can only be performed by a physician. Dermabrasion removes several layers of the epidermis and can reach as deep as the dermis. Dermabrasion requires a lengthy recovery time for the skin to repair itself.
How Microdermabrasion works
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that makes way for a new smoother layer of skin to replace the skin that is being treated.Tiny exfoliating crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the surface layers of the skin. Dead skin cells and used crystals are vacuumed back through a fine tube.The treatment is not aggressive and there is no need for a topical anaesthetic lotion.
Only a licensed professional may use this machine. This procedure stimulates circulation and provides stimulating massage. The degree of exfoliation depends upon the level of crystal spray, degree of suction, the number and speed of passes over the skin, besides the number of treatments performed.A single treatment can remove 20-30% of the epidermis.
A typical treatment of the face takes about 45 minutes although if you require other areas of the body treated the treatment time can vary.
Do’s and Don’t’s
Prior to your treatment you will receive a consultation to discuss your goals and aftercare advice. One of the advantages of microdermabrasion is minimum pre-treatment preparation. We would recommend you stop using Retin-A, Renova, Differin or glycolic acid products. Stopping smoking a week before microdermabrasion is also recommended to improve blood flow and so is avoiding sunbathing and waxing.
When do results become visible?
Some people will report an immediate result, the skin will appear brighter and feel smoother.Major changes however such as reduction of scars and pigmentation will require a course of treatments (usually 5).
How will my skin feel after treatment?
With microdermabrasion there is very little downtime.The skin may feel slightly warm, like a mild sunburn and can feel dry and tight. It is important to nourish the skin with a good moisturiser and use a sunblock. This sensation usually subsides quite quickly within a few days but your skincare specialist will discuss this with you before your treatment begins.
A mineral make up can be applied immediately after treatment. We would recommend avoiding any exfoliation at home for 14 days following treatment.
Are there any contraindications to microdermabrasion?
The following conditions cannot be treated:
Undiagnosed skin lesions
Certain medications including Accutane.
Following a course of treatments you will want to keep your skin in optimum health. We would recommend maintenance treatments approximately every 8-12 weeks. A home care regime will be recommended.
Number of Sessions:
3 - 5