First, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and toned. This is followed up with a smooth stream of aluminum oxide crystals, which are poured over sections of the face. The crystals lightly polish away old, dead skin cells, which the vacuum then picks up with light, gentle suction. Microdermabrasion advocates the development of new skin cells, through the action of stimulating fibroblasts, which are the cells within your tissue that alerts the body to produce collagen and elastin.
You will see an immediate difference in the overall look and feel of your skin after your microdermabrasion treatment. However, if you wish to reach optimum results, it is recommended that you come in for multiple treatments over the course of several weeks. The exact number of microdermabrasion treatments need is based on the individual patient and the condition of his or her skin. On average, you can expect anything from five to six treatments.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment takes approximately takes 30 minutes to complete.
Yes. Microdermabrasion machines are manufactured at two different levels: aesthetic-grade and medical-grade. Not to be confused with lower strength microdermabrasion systems where treatments cost significantly less, medical-grade microdermabrasion on the other hand is FDA approved for a deeper exfoliation, which translates into more impressive and lasting results for you. At The Laser and Skin Clinic we only use Medical-grade Microdermabrasion.
Following treatment, your skin will initially appear a little pink, dependent on how sensitive your skin is, but this will settle down after a short period of time, usually within half an hour. Makeup can be worn immediately after treatment if preferred. We stock gloMinerals makeup at our clinics which can be applied after treatment.
There is no recovery time necessary with a Microdermabrasion Facial, for this reason it is the treatment of choice in the days leading up to a big event, wedding or special occasion. You could easily have the treatment on your lunch hour. Although rare some clients experience flakiness and dry patches.
The benefits of Microdermabrasion are endless and is one of the most requested non-invasive cosmetic treatments in our clinics. It is also safe to use on all skin types and a fantastic treatment for anyone who wants their skin to have a healthy luminous glow. However, it is particularly helpful in treating specific skin conditions, including dull, rough texture, congestion, sun damaged and seborrhea (oily skin).
The beauty about Microdermabrasion is that is actually enhances the results of other skin rejuvenation treatments. Microdermabrasion is also the perfect treatment to combine with Advanced Clinical Facials or Skin Peels depending on your skin’s concerns.
Exfoliation has many benefits. The most obvious is the elimination of the dead skin, which allows cosmeceutical treatment products to better penetrate the skin. By removing this layer, called the stratum corneum, irregular pigment can be tackled, too. You’ll also see improvement in the skin’s overall appearance and texture. Microdermabrasion goes deeper than other modes of exfoliation to help the skin replenish itself by stimulating cell regrowth.
Although Microdermabrasion is an excellent exfoliation treatment it will not provide dramatic visible results in the reduction of sun damage and pigmentation. To successfully treat pigmentation we may recommend a course of Skin Peels, Laser Resurfacing or Cosmeceutical Skincare which will be determined at your consultation.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent exfoliation treatment however it will not provide dramatic visible results in the reduction of acne scarring. To successfully treat scarring we may recommend a combination of Medical Microneedling, Laser Rejuvenation or Laser Resurfacing which will be determined upon assessing your skin at your consultation.
This treatment is an excellent exfoliation treatment it will not provide dramatic visible results in the reduction of lines & wrinkles. To successfully treat ageing skin for concerns such as lines and wrinkles we may recommend a combination of alternative Skin Rejuvenation Treatments which will be determined upon assessing your skin at your consultation.