What is Microdermabrasion?
From minimising fine lines to improving your pores, microdermabrasion provides many benefits. It is one of the three most commonly performed dermatology treatments in the Europe and its relatively low cost makes it a practical choice for patients with minor skin problems and early signs of ageing. Microdermabrasion treatments are often referred to as the “lunchtime facial” because they can be completed in as little as thirty minutes at an aesthetic clinic or cosmetic dermatologist’s office. Because the microdermabrasion procedure is non-surgical and virtually painless, it is a safe and highly effective way to restore a clear, youthful glow to the skin.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Brightens your skin
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and smooths away dead skin
- Improved absorption of lotions and moisturisers
- Unclogs pores
- Deals with mild acne scars
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. When you remove the stratum corneum, the body interprets it as an injury. It then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes for the face.
Microdermabrasion machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip. Some of these systems also vacuum loose skin cells from the face.
The side effects of microdermabrasion, such as redness and swelling, tend to be short-lived. Your skin may be dry and flaky for a few days after the procedure, and the suction may temporarily bruise your skin. Your face would be more sensitive to the sun afterwards, so you should avoid sun exposure for a few days and use sunscreen.
Face (mask, massage) – £55
Face, neck, decollete – £75