Our Microdermabrasion treatments
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions. The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it. A different microdermabrasion technique sprays fine particles of aluminium oxide or sodium bicarbonate with a vacuum/suction to accomplish the same outcome as the abrasive surface. Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots, enlarged pores and blackheads, acne and acne scars, stretch marks or uneven skin tone and texture. Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure and there’s very little you need to do to prepare for it. We advise you discuss your skin concerns with us prior to your treatment to find out if microdermabrasion is the right fit for you. We will also ask you to discuss any past cosmetic procedures and surgeries, as well as allergies and medical conditions.
We generally advise that prior to and following your treatment, you avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing for about a week before and after your treatment. As part of the treatment, we will gently remove any makeup and cleanse your face before the procedure begins. Microdermabrasion is a relatively short procedure that usually takes about one hour unless combined with other treatments which may increase the treatment duration. It is not necessary to use anaesthesia or a numbing agent for microdermabrasion. Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment. We may advise you to use a moisturiser to minimise dry and flaky skin; minor bruising may also occur and this is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment. There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately. You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure which will continue for the weeks to follow. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations. The number of sessions and treatment interval is something we will discuss with you prior to your treatment.