Microdermabrasion, commonly referred to as the instant face lift, removes dead skin cells from the face and reduces the effect of fine lines and minor skin conditions on the face. As skin gets older and environmental factors such as smoking, sun damage and scarring accelerate its ageing, the skin can be left dry, tired and dull. Microdermabrasion can be used to revitalise the skin and can effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, skin that is sun damaged, age spots, hyperpigmentation, oily skin and patchy, uneven skin. It can be used on all skin types and does not result in any skin colour changes.
You will have a consultation prior to your treatment to discuss your reasons for wanting the treatment and to have a full assessment in order to ensure your suitability and the desired outcome you wish to achieve.
The treatment involves using a device that is moved across your face whilst pushing out a stream of crystals. These crystals include aluminium oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate and loosens the dead skin cells. A vacuum then removes the crystals and dead skin cells.
The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and is carried out in the clinic. You will not be required to attend hospital. You should be able to see your results immediately although you may experience a slight redness that will subside after an hour. We do recommend you avoid the sun for 2 or 3 days after your treatment and to always use sunscreen.
The cost of the treatment will be discussed with you at your consultation once your assessment has taken place. Depending on the skin condition the microdermabrasion is being used for, you may need a treatment plan that includes further sessions.
As with any procedure, there are potential risks and complications. These will be discussed with you before any treatment takes place, along with your medical history and you will be provided with comprehensive information in relation to your specific procedure that you can take away and reflect over after your consultation. Don’t forget our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have.