Microdermabrasion myths busted

There’s a lot of talk about microdermabrasion around… and it deserves to be talked about! When performed by a qualified technician in a clinic setting it can work wonders for your skin. There are, however, some myths about microdermabrasion floating around. Here are some common misconceptions we come across in-clinic…

Myth: ‘Microdermabrasion’ is just a big word for a facial

Traditional facials can be very relaxing and make you feel good, but that’s where the similarities between facials and microdermabrasion end.

Microdermabrasion uses active skincare products alongside state of the art technology to buff away the dull, dead outer-layer of your skin. Using diamond-tipped machines with vacuum suction, a microdermabrasion treatment will extract debris from your pores along with dead cells to help leave skin clean, bright and fresh.

Myth: Microdermabrasion treatments are time consuming

The Cosmetic Clinic has a range of treatments to suit your busy schedule. We offer an express microdermabrasion, performed in just 20 minutes, and a gold-standard, 9-step microdermabrasion which takes 50 minutes (still really quick when you think about how much it’s doing in that time for your skin…)

Microdermabrasion requires no down-time and our clinics are located in convenient, easy-to-access locations, making popping out in your lunchbreak for a treatment easy.

Myth: Microdermabrasion hurts

The word ‘abrasion’ may have you feeling tentative, and the sheer effectiveness of microdermabrasion leads some people to believe it’s going to be brutal. No pain no gain, right?

Wrong. Microdermabrasion treatments are non-invasive and target only the outermost layers of the skin. Steps like the AHA/BHA mask can tingle, and the diamond-tipped machine used can feel a little strange (like a tiny vacuum cleaner) – but no part of the process is painful.

Myth: Microdermabrasion will leave me with perfect skin after one treatment

If only. One sit up won’t chisel you a six-pack, nor will one microdermabrasion session give you a flawless visage.

Your skin can look smoother, clearer and more even after one treatment, but if you’re after the very best version of your skin, you will need to work with a qualified skincare clinician to build a skincare treatment program tailored to you.

Depending on your skin’s condition and your concerns, a series of treatments will be recommended alongside skincare products to support your treatment at home – the recommended minimum is usually three microdermabrasion treatments at four-weekly intervals.

And the results…? We think they speak for themselves.

Pop into one of our clinics for a complimentary skin assessment and hear how microdermabrasion can help your skin.