What is Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available as it efficiently exfoliates the skin and penetrates deeper without anaesthesia.
A microdermabrasion facial is performed using a high-tech hand-held device that forces a powerful spray of aluminium oxide crystals on to the face, hands or décolletage. The crystals loosen the dead skin cells on the first layer of skin and are vacuumed away as quickly as they are loosened. The tiny crystals have the effect of finely sanding or polishing the skin leaving it smoother, softer and more youthful in appearance.
The depth of microdermabrasion is controlled by adjusting the strength of the vacuum and the flow of crystals. Our qualified technicians will determine the strength best suited to your skin type and tone. Usually the skin will be exfoliated twice during a microdermabrasion facial.
What are the benefits of a microdermabrasion facial?
A microdermabrasion facial is a non-surgical procedure that is painless with no recovery time needed and is safe for all skin types and tones.
Microdermabrasion is effective in treating the following skin imperfections:
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoothes rough skin
- Reduces the appearance of scarring
- Refines enlarged pores
- Helps diminish age spots
- Evens out skin tone
- Fades superficial scars
- Reduces blackheads and white spots
- Helps prevent clogged pores
The science of skin
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the top layer of skin that acts as a barrier between the elements of the outside world and the lower skin layers. When you apply lotions or creams to your skin, some of the moisture passes through the epidermis but not all of it. The epidermis is the layer of skin where imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and blemishes appear.
Microdermabrasion eliminates the top layer of skin cells exposing the new, healthy skin cells that look and feel smoother beneath. A microdermabrasion facial enables new skin cells to grow at a faster rate while the vacuuming process stimulates blood flow and circulation. Microdermabrasion also promotes the production of collagen which is vital for retaining skin elasticity and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Microdermabrasion removes the layer of skin that acts as a barrier enabling skin care products to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Microdermabrasion increases the effectiveness of skin care products as the lower layers of skin can absorb more moisture and active ingredients.
It is extremely important to remember that as microdermabrasion removes the protective outermost layer of skin, the new skin underneath will be exposed to the damaging effects of the environment. It is essential that after a microdermabrasion facial that you take extra care to avoid UVA and UVB rays by applying an effective sunscreen to the treated area even when it is overcast.