Micro – dermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive Beauty treatment that uses either course crystals, or a rough diamond tipped device to abrade the superficial top layers of the skin gently.
It is the equivalent to buff and polish and can be performed on the face, neck, Décolletage, hands or any part of the body that has developed a buildup of thickened, rough skin. The abraded skin cells are sucked away by vacuum leaving a smooth, clean feeling skin.
Time Frame: The entire procedure can take as little as 30 minutes up to 90 minutes if you have multiple areas treated or combine your Micro with a deluxe facial.
- Cease the use of topical Vitamin A / AHA & BHA 1-3 days before your treatment.
- Microdermabrasion should not be performed for a minimum of 2 weeks post light chemical peel, cosmetic injectables, skin needling or laser treatments.
- Strict sun protection before and after microdermabrasion is advised.
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Avoid the use of active ingredients – Vitamin A, AHA, BHA etc. for 48 hrs post-treatment or until no discomfort if felt on the application.
Practice strict sun protection following treatment- sunscreen and hat.
Use mild cleansers and facial products for 48-72 hours post treatment
Moisturise skin frequently and do not pick or scratch the skin to avoid the risk of infections, scarring or pigmentation.
Is it suitable for everyone?
Microdermabrasion is somewhat useful for people with dull, thickened skin, fine lines, mild superficial pigmentation or sluggish skin that require a little stimulation and pre-treatment preparation for some more invasive procedures. Microdermabrasion may be a good treatment option for patients with superficial skin problems and busy lifestyles who are looking for minimal benefits with virtually no side effects or downtime.
Not Suitable for: Sensitive skin, especially in those people who are affected by Rosacea, Eczema, or dermatitis. Active outbreaks of acne, Herpes virus, Lupus, broken skin integrity or recent sunburn. Individuals that have been on Oral Isotretinoin ( Roaccutane) in the last six months or individuals prone to post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation are unsuitable for this treatment.
How often can I have microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin’s tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions, then change to a monthly maintenance regimen.
The skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and repeated at average intervals of two to four weeks for continued development. Usually, multiple treatments (six to 12 sessions) are recommended to see a significant improvement.
Does it hurt?
Many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because it is generally safer and more cost-effective. 9. The procedure may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt (though the skin can feel a little tender afterwards).