Microdermabrasion: From £50
Microdermabrasion is one of the simplest and least disruptive skin treatments and is ideal even for people with sensitive skin. It’s a mechanical exfoliation based on the safe and controlled removal of the epidermis, layer by layer, without the use of messy (and expensive) crystals. Most crystal based therapy leaves the client with tender raw skin as the treatment can be very harsh on the sensitive Baselayer. With the crystal, exfoliation is a gradual process and there is no risk of deep, unequal exfoliation or scarring.
Instead, the Diamond Tip abrasion method uses various size heads which allow the therapist to treat all target areas, even sensitive areas around the eyes. It is one of the more recent skin-care techniques to have crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion:
- Improvement of skin tone, color and texture
- Increased elasticity
- Reduction of enlarged pores
- Removal of surface skin lines and wrinkles
- Removal of discoloration caused by sun damage
- Reduction of oily skin
- Fresher and younger looking Skin
- Can treat Seborrhea
- Will target Common Acne
- Replenish dehydrated Skin
- Renew aged hands
- Remove blackheads and whiteheads
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
The treatment is quick and painless and will rejuvenate and regenerate the individual’s skin; new cells will travel outwards and regenerate replacing the old dead cells that have been removed by microdermabrasion, also helping products to get deeper into the skin.
Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis, the epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. The topmost layer is called the stratum corneum; the stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers, when you put lotions or creams on your skin, some of the moisture passes through the stratum corneum, but not all of it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkles lines and blemishes.
Despite being so straightforward, microdermabrasion is suitable for treating a wide range of skin damage, from age-related wrinkles to dry skin, to sun-related damage and even to acne scars. Results will vary depending on your age, how much treatment you have and what damage you are looking to fix, but the benefits are visible after just a single treatment. You can carry on about your normal daily routine immediately after treatment and even reapply your makeup straight away.
Possible side effects?
may arise including temporary redness of the skin, which soon fades. There are no medical concerns, though diabetic people will need to check their blood sugar levels are at normal levels before the treatment starts.
Although microdermabrasion is fundamentally safe, you should still make sure to get treated at a reputable clinic with staff that can provide their credentials along with insurance and experience.