Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed today. The skin is instantly rejuvenated by means of mechanical skin exfoliation without the use of chemicals or lasers and it’s virtually painless. It offers a modern and effective alternative to chemical and laser peels and can be combined with other treatments to help achieve the desired results. It’s most commonly used to treat the face and neck and immediately restores smoother looking skin and reduces the appearance of superficial wrinkles and scars, sun damage, large pores, acne and age spots.
Microdermabrasion is performed by passing a hand held device that emits a highly controlled pressurized flow of fine, medical grade crystals over the skin. These crystals, delivered at high velocity onto the skin surface are immediately vacuumed away, taking the top-most layer of dead skin cells with it. Rather like sandblasting the face, the crystals exfoliate the skin’s outer layer, improving the tone and texture of the skin and also revealing the new, living skin cells that are soft and smooth. Following microdermabrasion the skin is in a better condition to absorb anti-ageing and acne creams. At the same time the underlying epidermis is also stimulated by the treatment and this promotes new collagen, thickening the dermis and improving the resistance to the effects of ageing. As the treatment only causes superficial injury to the skin, the risk of scarring and uneven pigmentation following microdermabrasion is extremely low in comparison with other resurfacing techniques, making it a safe and effective treatment for any skin type.
We also use the Naturepeel which is a microdermabrasion treatment that uses natural salt crystals as a gentle, natural abrasive to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This speeds up the rate of skin and collagen renewal leaving the complexion looking fresh and glowing. The effectiveness of the treatment is enhanced by combining an ultrasound protocol called “Dermaphoresis”. This process involves a vitamin mask applied to the skin after the salt treatment and the contents are driven into the skin using the integrated ultrasound.
All skin types. Treating fine lines and wrinkles, acne prone skin, sun damaged skin, blackheads, whiteheads, superficial age spots and pigmentation, oily, dry or patchy skin.
As the new skin cells are revealed you will see an improvement in texture and overall appearance of the skin. Although a few treatments may be required, microdermabrasion is a simple, fast and effective way of reducing superficial skin damage to restore a refreshed and more youthful looking complexion
A course of five – ten treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of skin damage and the results you want to achieve.
None at all! One of the many advantages of microdermabrasion is that it can be used on all skin types with no recovery time needed post treatment. The skin can sometimes be red for a few hours following treatment but you can return to work immediately.