Microdermasbrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment aimed at resurfacing the top layer of the skin by the combination of exfoliation and vacuum.
After cleansing a diamond tipped wand is placed onto the surface of the skin to loosen the dead skin cells before suctioning them off. This process increases blood flow which stimulates the deeper dermal level to produce collagen and fibroblasts (collagen producing cells), giving the skin a brighter, smoother and firmer appearance.
This treatment can have a positive effect on:
- stimulating cellular function, creating a skin rejuvenating effect with benefits to skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles and open pores
- sun damaged skin
- superficial hyper-pigmentation
- scar tissue eg. stretch marks and mild acne scarring
- blackheads, congested skin
- improving blood circulation
- improving lymphatic circulation and drainage, increasing the elimination of waste and toxins which can cause puffy skin.
The frequency of the treatment depends on individual needs and skin types. Normally between two and ten treatments should be carried out at intervals of between seven days and four weeks (every seven to fourteen days for rejuvenating treatments and every three to four weeks for acne treatments). To maintain the effects it is recommended to undergo the treatment again after four to six months, after that the treatment intervals can be longer.
After each treatment it is important to apply a nourishing skincare product and SPF50. Avoid the sun, sunbeds, heat therapy (sauna and steam), chlorinated pools and any other electrical beauty procedure for at least a week.
To help repair the skin and further stimulate collagen and elastin production a 20 minute Red LED Light Therapy session would be a perfect add-on to this treatment (details can be found under Collagen Induction).
Before receiving a treatment we will discuss your expectations and you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire. If there is anything you feel may inhibit you from receiving this treatment then please feel free to ask me beforehand.
Contraindications and areas to avoid include hypersensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, sunburn, Herpes simplex, pigmentation disorders eg. moles and birthmarks, Keloid scars, Hepatitis B and HIV, uncontrolled diabetes, recent laser surgery or chemical peel, new scar tissue, broken capillaries, oral blood thinners (such as Warfarin), chemotherapy, steroids and Roaccutane medication, immediately following a waxing treatment to the area, recent injectable cosmetics eg. Botox and dermal fillers.
Immediately after the treatment there may be some redness, dryness, increased sensitivity, photosensitivity and mild discomfort/stinging (similar to sunburn). In extreme cases there may be skin weeping, extreme sensitivity, bruising and extreme pigmentation changes, if there is dark pigmentation below the surface of the skin this may become more visible.