Microdermabrasion is the simplest of treatments but definitely also the most rewarding as it can manually remove the dead and dull layers off your skin. Even though the skin treatment has a micro scratching motion as well as suctioning, these allow for the skin cells to awaken and plump for more rejuvenated results. The treatment has no down time, and it immediately leaves your skin feeling glowing and clean. Microdermabrasion is often also used to prepare the skin before other combination treatments.
How It Works
Microdermabrasion involves specifically targeting very small areas at a time (micro) of the surface of the skin (derma) to mechanically strip away and remove dead skin cells and debris (abrasion).
The 3 main methods used for Microdermabrasion are by delivering refined crystals at high velocity (Crystal abrasion), through use of a diamond tip (Diamond abrasion) or through the use of water dispersion technology (Hydrabrasion).
Removing (exfoliating) dead skin cells and surface debris not only cleans the skin and opens up pores but the process also promotes the generation of new skin cells.
- Refined, hydrated and rejuvenated.
- Refresh tired and dull skin
- Rehydrated skin
- Reverse sun damage
- Improve acne
- Reduce fine lines
- Improve pigmentation
- Improve stretchmarks and scars
What is a microdermabrasion treatment?
A microdermabrasion treatment is an epidermal resurfacing procedure that sloughs away the outermost layer of skin using an abrasive material. It is used to treat a range of skin conditions, and has been shown in clinical trials to enhance collagen density and distribution, increase skin elasticity, and improve the appearance of a range of skin conditions.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of the epidermis: the stratum corneum. This process stimulates the skin’s wound healing response, increasing the production of collagen and other compounds associated with skin remodelling. This results in rapid cell turnover, resulting in a fresh, rejuvenated complexion. There are a few methods of microdermabrasion, with the main technique being diamond abrasion. Diamond microdermabrasion uses a mechanical wand with a roughened ‘diamond’ tip in place of crystals.
Who can get microdermabrasion treatments?
Microdermabrasion is suitable for most skin types. It is recommended as a treatment for the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Blackheads, acne, and superficial scarring
- Dull or sallow skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Freckles and sun damage
Are microdermabrasion facial treatments safe?
Microdermabrasion facial treatments are safe and virtually painless. Side effects are rare, though some patients will experience tenderness, swelling, redness, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising over the treatment area. Microdermabrasion should not be performed on an area of active skin infection or in individuals with bleeding disorders, certain contact allergies, or open sores or warts. A consultation will determine whether microdermabrasion is suitable for your skin type and sensitivities. Your aesthetician will also inform you about microdermabrasion before and after care, which typically involves keeping the treated area clean and hydrated, and avoiding harsh chemicals and damaging UV rays.
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