What is Microdermabrasion?
Facial microdermabrasion treatment uses a stream of non-allergenic crystals to remove your skins outermost layers of dead cells.
Your therapist will use the handset to direct the stream of crystal over the treatment area and, where necessary, target specific zones.
The handset then uses a mild suction to draw away the crystal and skin debris to reveal your new and improved complexion.
Facial is chemical free, non-invasive yet achieves amazing results revealing younger, healthier looking skin from the very first treatment.
The skins appearance is further improved through increased collagen & elastin production as your body produces a new layer of skin.
A single treatment can remove up to three times the number of dead skin cells in a single session than other exfoliating treatments.
Zero Recovery Time
Unlike many skin rejuvenation treatments, microdermabrasion is non-invasive, so requires zero recovery time. It is often referred to as the ‘lunchtime facial’ because of the convenience and effectiveness.
Better Skin for Longer
Microdermabrasion encourages cell renewal, which means your skin will benefit from improved elasticity, a smoother texture and reduced signs of ageing.
Everyone Can Benefit!
Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types, and therapists will assess your skin before advising on the number of treatments you will need.
Specific Skin Problems that Benefit from Microdermabrasion
Acne & Acne Scarring
Dull & Tired Skin
Fine Lines & Forehead Wrinkles
Uneven Skin Tone, Brown Spots & Blotches
Pigmentation & Skin Blemishes
Diagnosing your Skin Type
Dry skin types
Dry skin is caused by under-active oil glands that do not produce enough sebum to keep the skin naturally hydrated. It may have a dull appearance and feel dry and itchy. Dry skin must be hydrated regularly from the inside (drinking water) and outside with the likes of microdermabrasion treatments, hydrating creams and lotions. Removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin using The SkinBase™ Facial speeds up the rate at which the skin would normally renew itself, revealing new, fresh skin and a radiant glow.
Oily skin types
Oily skin is produced by glands that produce too much sebum, resulting in skin that appears shiny and has some large open pores. Oily skin types are prone to develop blackheads and acne. Oily skin benefits hugely from microdermabrasion. Light moisturisers should be applied afterwards.
Sensitive skin types
Sensitive skins can be dry, normal or oily and are characterised by their delicacy. Sensitive skin frequently reacts adversely to environmental conditions and often requires special treatment in order to remain in good condition. Due to the make up of The SkinBase™ Facial, those with sensitive skin can be sure that any reddening of the skin will be temporary and will subside within 24-48 hours.
Normal skin types
Normal skin produces sebum at a moderate rate, resulting in a balanced state. Normal skin looks consistently plump, moist and vibrant. A great blessing but still requires no less attention. It benefits from regular microdermabrasion, cleansing, toning and moisturising.
Combination skin types
Combination skin is the most common skin type. Combination skin is frequently characterised by an oily ‘T’ zone area that covers the forehead, nose and chin. While the skin around the cheeks, eyes and mouth is normal to dry. People with oily skin benefit from microdermabrasion as they can have different levels of intensity focused on different parts of their skin
Mature skin types
Mature skin becomes dry as sebaceous glands become less active. Skin loses elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles appear. Skin appears thinner with broken capillaries, especially on the cheek area and around the nose. Blood circulation becomes poor, which interferes with the skin nutrition making skin appear sallow. Mature skin must be hydrated well through drinking water, using nourishing moisturisers and having regular microdermabrasion treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Microdermabrasion Involve?
Your skin is first cleansed with a special cleansing gel. The doctor then starts the micro abrasion procedure using a hand-held device. The aluminium oxide micro crystal flow is sandblasted through a small tube pressed against the skin. The tube also vacuums back dead skin cells and used micro crystals.
The crystal flow starts as soon as the microderm abrasion wand touches your skin. The doctor slowly moves the wand across your entire face and not just on treated areas, so that you don't experience inconsistence in skin texture or colour. After microdermabrasion, your skin is soothed with a special nourishing sun blocking cream, allowing you to go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment
Is Aluminium Oxide Safe?
Aluminium oxide crystals are perfectly safe and non-toxic if ingested. They don't cause adverse skin reactions and they are not carcinogen. During microderm abrasion, your eyes are protected by special glasses, to prevent micro crystals from getting in your eyes. The special wands in microdermabrasion machines used in cosmetic saloons are designed to vacuum back all micro crystals released during micro dermabrasion. That way, chances of inhaling the aluminium oxide are fairly slim.
How Much Time Does Microdermabrasion Require?
A typical micro derm abrasion face treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes. However, if you want your neck or other parts of the body treated, it may last up to an hour. Home microdermabrasion takes a only few minutes, including the pre-treatment cleansing and micro abrasion applicator maintenance.
Will I Experience Any Discomfort During Treatment? Does It Hurt?
Micro abrasion treatment is painless. Some patients have reported some itchiness or stinginess when micro crystals came in contact with their skin. You may feel some discomfort around the eyes, but as microdermabrasion treatment continues, your skin gets used to crystal flow. It feels like the mild facial massage from a special wand. Your face may appear a little pinkish in the first 24 hours, but you should not experience any itchiness or pain.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
A: Microdermabrasion is virtually risk-free. It is non-invasive and mild, so you have nothing to worry about. Make sure, however, that the medical staff sterilizes the equipment or changing the disposable pieces before use. That way, the risk of infection is practically zero