Have you heard about microdermabrasion, but don’t really know what it entails?
Here’s our useful guide to the treatment and how effective it can be at giving you a fresh, rejuvenated look.
Here are some of the most common questions about microdermabrasion, and our answers…
What is microdermabrasion?
It’s a method of renewing the overall skin texture and tone using fine particles of aluminium oxide and sodium bicarbonate with a vacuum or suction. These particles gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin and rejuvenate it.
How do I prepare for it?
There is little you need to do to prepare for it, except for removing any make-up and cleansing the skin. You may be asked to avoid tanning or sun exposure for a week beforehand.
At the end of the treatment, a moisturiser and sunscreen will be applied to your skin.
Is it safe?
Yes. It is considered a safe treatment for most skin types, though you should discuss with your practitioner whether you’ve had cosmetic surgery or if you have any allergies or other medical conditions.
How long does it take?
Treatments vary from 30 minutes to 75 minutes for deluxe sessions involving massage and luxurious moisturisers. So, you could fit it into your lunch hour or see it as a longer treat.
Will I need downtime out of my routine to recover?
No. There may be a little redness, but the procedure has little downtime and you should be able to resume your daily routine immediately. Your skin may be more sensitive to the sun for a few weeks afterwards, so sunscreen is recommended.
Who does it help?
The treatment helps people with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and age spots, skin damage, uneven skin tone, and a dull complexion.
Can you tell the difference after one procedure?
Yes, you can. Your skin will feel fresh. However, you’ll get even better results after a course of treatment.
Is it just used on the face?
No, it can be used on several areas of the body. In fact, we offer a Crystal Clear Back Shine which clears up dry skin and pimples and leaves your back smooth and ready to be shown off,
I’ve got a lot of fine lines around the eyes and on my forehead. Can it help that?
Yes, it can. Our Crystal Clear Bright Eyes treatment targets those fine lines and wrinkles with microdermabrasion. Then, we place our Wrinkles Erase pads on the eyes to hydrate and lift the skin around them.
How much does it cost?
Our 40-minute microdermabrasion face treatments start at £30 per session, but you can get a free session with a block booking of five.
If you need any more information about microdermabrasion, or if you would like to book a session, please call us on 0191 488 9082. You can find out more about our treatments here.