What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion uses crystals to gently lift and remove dull, dead skin cells, layer by layer. This treatment also encourages the production of new skin cells, further improving the appearance of the skin for the long term.
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 black/whiteheads, sun damage, oily skin and much more.
For deep acne scars we would typically recommend a chemical peel as microdermabrasion is more suited for lighter scarring, the same applies to rosacea - this treatment can decrease redness however if your symptoms are severe, consult a dermatologist.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and ages and is ideal for treating:
- Facial lines & wrinkles
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Pigmentation (melasma/cholasma)
- Clogged pores
- Excessive oiliness
If you are unsure whether this treatment is for you, why not book a consultation with one of our therapists? They will assess your skin before advising on which treatments will best fit your skin type.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
This treatment is very affordable, costing just £80 per area (face, neck, shoulders and back). We typically recommend a course of five to eight treatments to achive the absolute best results. We offer no obligation consultations to ensure our patients are educated on every single option they have available to achieve the best possible results.
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.