What is Microdermabrasion?
Microderabrasion is a safe, controlled system of intense exfoliation and resurfacing using ultra fine crystals/Diamonds that rejuvenate the skin. The crystals/Diamonds work as a gentle abrasive on the skin to remove dead skin cells layer by layer. The irregular shape of the crystals helps to work on hard to reach areas, without any damage to the skin. The treatment is progressive meaning you will continue to see results over the course of treatment.
The degree of epidermal abrasion can be varied by altering the speed when impacting on the skin. The removal of the stratum corneum results in the skin that feels instantly smoother and fresher, whilst promoting new skin and collagen growth. Over a course of treatment skin will be left "glowing" and feel rejuvenated.
The vacuum action draws away used crystals and dead skin cells and also works to stimulate the circulation and promotes increased blood flow to the area. The production of collagen and elastin is stimulated, which results in a firmer, more youthful looking skin.
What are the benefits of using microdermabrasion over other methods of treatments?
There is minimal discomfort experienced during a microdermabrasion treatment and you are able to carry on with your normal day afterwards. Crystal/diamonds microdermabrasion uses a completely inert and sterile compound with zero risk of allergic reaction.
- Using microdermabrasion eliminates possible adverse reactions often associated with chemical solutions
- You can return to your normal lifestyle immediately after treatment i.e, no extreme reddening of the skin
- Can safely treat all skin colours and skin types
- Immediate visible results even after the first treatment
- Helps treat early signs of ageing and offers overall rejuvenation for aged skin
- Vacuum action offers improved elasticity and muscle tone of the skin and also stimulates fibroblasts and collagen production
- Enhances penetration of approved products after treatment
- Perfect for congested skin with open pores and comedones and acne prone skin
- Variable control allowing for deeper exfoliation of thickened blemished skin and acne scarring
- Successfully helps remove unwanted pigmentation marks
- Perfect for sun damaged skin
- Total body exfoliation offers a cellulite treatment as the vacuum action helps with lymphatic drainage
How The Treatment Course Works
Microdermabrasion is a progressive rather than aggressive treatment. The epidermal layers are removed gently and safely over a course of treatments. In a course, the treatment is preformed every 7 - 10 days. This means that the stratum corneum layer that was removed in the previous treatment has not had the chance to rebuild and also your tolerance to the treatment increases. Therefore with each subsequent treatment, the intensity of the treatment can be increased in order to reach deeper down the layers of the epidermis to successfully remove acne scarring, lift pigmentation and smooth fine lines.
The recommended programme will consist of 6 treatments to be preformed every 7 - 10 days to get the best result. After completing the course we recommend that you have a maintenance treatment once a month.
Skin Conditions That Can Be Treated With Microdermabrasion
Acne and Acne Scarring - Microdermabrasion works by removing top layers of dead skin cells from the skin's surface making it particularly effective in treating acne. Getting rid of the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin unclogs the pores reducing the chance of new spots developing.
Fine Lines and Scarring - The vacuum action of the microdermabrasion treatment works to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. As we age elastin and collagen production starts to slow down. The combination of collagen stimulation and increased skin renewal will improve the condition of the skin's surface smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Dry and Dehydrated Skin - Normally skin renews itself approximately every 28 days. Removing the dead cells from the top layers of skin, microdermabrasion speeds up the rate at which skin would normally renew itself revealing new, fresh skin and giving a radiant glow.
Cellulite, "Orange Peel" Effect - Microdermabrasion can't cure cellulite however it will stimulate the circulation improving blood flow to the area. To improve the appearance of cellulite you should drink plenty of water and exercise regularly.
Stretch Marks - Microdermabrasion can vastly improve the appearance of pigmentation and stretch marks. The microdermabrasion treatment stimulates the area being targeted to produce more collagen and speed up the skin renewal process, improving skin condition and diminishing the appearance of stretch marks and discolouration of the skin.
Microdermabrasion treatment will not remove the stretch mark. However, regular treatment will show an improvement to the treated area making the marking less obvious. Scar tissue should not be treated until all the inflammation has disappeared from the area (6 months post surgery for example). Regular treatment with microdermabrasion will help improve the appearance of stretch marks by creating a blending effect to the surrounding scar tissue, also reducing any pigmentation problems that often make the stretch mark more noticeable.