Microdermabrasion is the mechanical removal or exfoliation of the superficial keratinocytes cells in the top layer of the skin (epidermis) without using any chemicals. By removing these skin cells the skin naturally rejuvenates itself. There are increased blood flow and circulation as well as increased lymphatic flow. By removing this top skin cell layer and stimulating new skin cells to be made there is improved absorption of your skincare products which makes them work even better. What a bonus!

An inflammatory wound response occurs which will likely make your skin look red and a bit puffy for a short period of time after the procedure. This is the desired response so that your skin can repair and renew itself and appear soft and toned, smooth, pores are less visible and by minimising fine lines and wrinkles. The inflammation produced stimulates lots of collagen and elastin to be made so as to heal the area, making your skin glow, look firmer, have an even tone and texture. This is why microdermabrasion is even fantastic to help with pigmentation.

It is common for your dermal clinician to combine different rejuvenation procedures to achieve the best skin care results for you.

Microdermabrasion can also help diminish superficial scars due to acne but it will not remove those deep pitting scars that you may have.

If you have tanned or darker skin then microdermabrasion may not be for you as there is a risk of your skin getting hyperpigmentation.

Microdermabrasion is effective for:

  • Ageing skin with mild-moderate wrinkles
  • Decreasing acne scars and help control active acne
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation of the face, neck, hands
  • Stretch marks (striae)
  • Facial scarring

Some transient side effects that may occur:

  • Swelling in the treated area for 24-48hrs
  • Skin crusting on the day for up to 5 days
  • Mild bruising for 2-3 days
  • Skin hyperpigmentation after the procedure. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – please use your pigment inhibitor
  • Change in skin temperature for that day e.g. flushed skin when outdoor/indoor

Microdermabrasion will be postponed or planned for a specific time if you have had the following treatments or used the following products within certain time periods:

  • Have had dermal rejuvenation injections within the last 6-8 weeks.
  • Have had anti-wrinkle injections within the last 4-6 weeks. (But it can be done on the same day as these injections if microdermabrasion is done first).
  • Have had a surgical strength glycolic acid peel within the last 3 months.
  • Have applied a glycolic acid peel 20% or greater or a lactic acid peel with a low pH of 4 or less within 48 hours.
  • Have applied retinol/retinoic acid/Vitamin A, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), acids or fruit enzymes within 48h of treatment.
  • Have exfoliated your skin either with acids or scrubs within 48 hours.

Microdermabrasion is NOT suitable if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have highly vascular skin
  • Have many moles in the treatment area
  • Suffer from Neurodermatitis (skin is too frail)
  • Have birthmarks on the treatment area
  • Have keloid scarring in the treatment area
  • Have blood disorders eg HIV and Hepatitis B.
  • Are on anti-coagulation medicine such as warfarin, heparin, Pradaxa, Eliquis, high doses of aspirin, ibuprofen.
  • Are taking steroid medication and have not stopped it for at least 3-6 months.
  • Suffer from autoimmune diseases eg. shingles

What to expect:

Once you have had your thorough consultation each procedure takes about 45 minutes and there is no downtime. So you can head straight back to work.

You will:

  • Have your skin cleansed and makeup removed prior to microdermabrasion
  • Feel:
    • Controlled pressure during the procedure
    • Warm skin
    • Tingly skin
    • Tight and dry skin
  • Wear protective eye shields
  • Have a calming mask applied at the end
  • Come out relaxed and with renewed skin
  • Be recommended skincare products from our range of products that contain a pigment inhibitor and antioxidants.

What to do straight after microdermabrasion and for the following 24 hours:

  • Keep skin well hydrated with a good moisturiser containing hyaluronic acid. Use moisturisers that are deeply hydrating and that prevent the moisture from evaporating off your skin
  • Avoid makeup
  • Use recommended pigment inhibitors
  • Apply 30+ sunscreen daily. If you have skin that is extra sensitive to sunlight, it is recommended to stay in shade for at least a day after the procedure.
  • Avoid hot showers, heavy exercise, steam baths, saunas.
  • Avoid applying perfumes or creams containing irritants such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids straight after.
  • Stop using your growth factors, peptides, antioxidant creams like Vitamin A, Vitamin C until 3 days after your microdermabrasion session.
  • Do not exfoliate for 1 week after your treatment session
  • Clean, disinfect and dry all your makeup brushes and tools thoroughly
  • Planned treatments every 1-3 weeks.

Microdermabrasion is the mechanical removal or exfoliation of the superficial keratinocytes cells in the top layer of the skin (epidermis) without using any chemicals. By removing these skin cells the skin naturally rejuvenates itself. There are increased blood flow and circulation as well as increased lymphatic flow. By removing this top skin cell layer and stimulating new skin cells to be made there is improved absorption of your skincare products which makes them work even better. What a bonus!

An inflammatory wound response occurs which will likely make your skin look red and a bit puffy for a short period of time after the procedure. This is the desired response so that your skin can repair and renew itself and appear soft and toned, smooth, pores are less visible and by minimising fine lines and wrinkles. The inflammation produced stimulates lots of collagen and elastin to be made so as to heal the area, making your skin glow, look firmer, have an even tone and texture. This is why microdermabrasion is even fantastic to help with pigmentation.

It is common for your dermal clinician to combine different rejuvenation procedures to achieve the best skin care results for you.

Microdermabrasion can also help diminish superficial scars due to acne but it will not remove those deep pitting scars that you may have.

If you have tanned or darker skin then microdermabrasion may not be for you as there is a risk of your skin getting hyperpigmentation.

Microdermabrasion is effective for:

  • Ageing skin with mild-moderate wrinkles
  • Decreasing acne scars and help control active acne
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation of the face, neck, hands
  • Stretch marks (striae)
  • Facial scarring

Some transient side effects that may occur:

  • Swelling in the treated area for 24-48h
  • Skin crusting on the day for up to 5 days
  • Mild bruising for 2-3 days
  • Skin hyperpigmentation after the procedure e. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)- please use your pigment inhibitor
  • Change in skin temperature for that day e.g. flushed skin when outdoor/indoor

Microdermabrasion will be postponed or planned for a specific time if you have had the following treatments or used the following products within certain time periods:

  • Have had dermal rejuvenation injections within the last 6-8 weeks.
  • Have had anti-wrinkle injections within the last 4-6 weeks. (But it can be done on the same day as these injections if microdermabrasion is done first).
  • Have had a surgical strength glycolic acid peel within the last 3 months.
  • Have applied a glycolic acid peel 20% or greater or a lactic acid peel with a low pH of 4 or less within 48 hours.
  • Have applied retinol/ retinoic acid/ Vitamin A, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), acids or fruit enzymes within 48h of treatment.
  • Have exfoliated your skin either with acids or scrubs within 48 hours

Microdermabrasion is NOT suitable if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have highly vascular skin
  • Have many moles in the treatment area
  • Suffer from Neurodermatitis (skin is too frail)
  • Have birthmarks on the treatment area
  • Have keloid scarring in the treatment area
  • Have blood disorders eg HIV and Hepatitis B.
  • Are on anti-coagulation medicine such as warfarin, heparin, Pradaxa, Eliquis, high doses of aspirin, ibuprofen.
  • Are taking steroid medication and have not stopped it for at least 3-6 months.
  • Suffer from autoimmune diseases eg. shingles

What to expect:

Once you have had your thorough consultation each procedure takes about 45 minutes and there is no downtime. So you can head straight back to work.

You will:

  • Have your skin cleansed and makeup removed prior to microdermabrasion
  • Feel
    • Controlled pressure during the procedure
    • Warm skin
    • Tingly skin
    • Tight and dry skin
  • Wear protective eye shields
  • Have a calming mask applied at the end
  • Come out relaxed and with renewed skin
  • Be recommended skincare products from our range of products that contain a pigment inhibitor and antioxidants

What to do straight after microdermabrasion and for the following 24 hours

  • Keep skin well hydrated with a good moisturiser containing hyaluronic acid. Use moisturisers that are deeply hydrating and that prevent the moisture from evaporating off your skin
  • Avoid makeup
  • Use recommended pigment inhibitors
  • Apply 30+ sunscreen daily. If you have skin that is extra sensitive to sunlight, it is recommended to stay in shade for at least a day after the procedure.
  • Avoid hot showers, heavy exercise, steam baths, saunas.
  • Avoid applying perfumes or creams containing irritants such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids straight after.
  • Stop using your growth factors, peptides, antioxidant creams like Vitamin A, Vitamin C until 3 days after your microdermabrasion session.
  • Do not exfoliate for 1 week after your treatment session
  • Clean, disinfect and dry all your makeup brushes and tools thoroughly
  • Planned treatments every 1-3 weeks.