What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treats fine lines, wrinkles, dull dehydrated skin, sun damaged skin, skin laxity and acne scarring by using a controlled method of skin exfoliation. The method uses crystals to gently lift and remove dull, dead skin cells, layer by layer.
What is the procedure used for?
Microdermabrasion is used to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. It can also be used to help treat skins problems such as blackheads, sun damaged skin, oily skin and much more.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and ages. Your therapist will assess your skin before advising on the number of treatments you will need.
What happens during the procedure?
Your therapist will prepare your face with a thorough cleanse. She will then pass the microdermabrasion wand over your face. This delivers a fine jet of abrasive crystals over your skin to remove dead skin particles. Your face will then be cleansed and moisturised.
If you have a course of treatments, the intensity of the microdermabrasion can be increased – reaching to deeper layers to improve things like acne scarring, pigmentation and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the side effects or risks?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure and you are unlikely to have any adverse side effects other than slightly pink skin for 24 hours.
What results can I typically expect?
Initially five to eight treatments spaced 7-10 days apart are recommended for most people. Acne scars and or discolorations may require more treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments every two or three months may be necessary to maintain results.
Your skin may be more sensitive to the sun, so you will need to use sunscreen after treatment.