Microdermabrasion – your questions answered!

If you’ve never had a 10 Step microdermabrasion from The Cosmetic Clinic, now is the time! Before the weather gets super summery, before Christmas and family and holidays take over your every day, take some time out to pamper yourself now. Microdermabrasion is a specialised treatment that can exfoliate and deep cleanse your skin, but it really is so much more than that. The process can purify your skin, cleansing deeply, leaving a clearer, more even skin tone behind with none of the impurities, dead skin cells, dry skin flakes, or blackheads that can build up.

The treatment can also rejuvenate and refine your skin, improving the look and feel of your skin to produce a beautiful, more youthful, brighter complexion. It can also stimulate natural elastin and collagen production by eliminating dead surface cells.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types. It is an excellent treatment for the maintenance of normal skin and can be also be used to control acne and treat signs of premature aging. Depending on your skin concerns, a course of fortnightly to monthly treatments may be recommended for the best results.

1.     So, how does Microdermabrasion work?

Using diamond-tipped microdermabrasion and vacuum suction technology, microdermabrasion can slough away dead, dry skin cells and exfoliates the outer layers of your skin to help reveal the beautiful, fresh, healthy skin beneath. The treatment is non-invasive and is suitable for all skin types. Once the exfoliation process is complete, the vacuum technology removes all debris and skin cells as well as capturing and removing any impurities in the pores. This tandem process can refresh and soften the skin, leaving it brighter and visibly more youthful in appearance.

2.     How does the Microdermabrasion machine work?

The machine itself has two functions that make up the process of microdermabrasion. The first part is exfoliation. The microdermabrasion machine we use at The Cosmetic Clinic uses a diamond-tipped wand which we draw across the skin to remove dead skin cells. The next step is the removal of all the debris lifted by the diamond-tipped wand. The wand has a built-in vacuum that sucks all the dead cells and impurities away which can give your skin a rejuvenating refresh.

3.     Does it hurt?

Short answer – no. The Cosmetic Clinic’s microdermabrasion treatment does not hurt. There may be some slight tingling from the diamond-tipped wand, a little like the feel of a cats tongue licking your skin, but there should be no pain. There’s no need for numbing creams or pain relief or medications with a microdermabrasion, in fact, most people find the process relaxing. It is one of the most gentle skin treatments available. Afterward, your skin may feel a little tight, and perhaps be a little red, but these both fade within a couple of hours. If you have very sensitive skin, you may notice slight bruising, but again, this will fade quickly and is a normal reaction to the suction process.

4.     What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion?

As well as clearing away the dead skin cells, microdermabrasion has many other benefits.

Increased Circulation

Good circulation is key to the skin looking and feeling great. Microdermabrasion can improve both blood and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin, improving the skins internal health of the skin. Enhanced blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells, improving elasticity and the overall appearance of your skin.

Enhances Product Efficacy

Microdermabrasion has been proven to make the skin more receptive to the properties of skincare products. By getting rid of dead cells, the skin can absorb skincare products by up to 50% more effectively. If you have acne or pigmentation or any number of other skin concerns, microdermabrasion can make your skin more receptive to skincare treatments, giving you better results.

Pore Size And Health

We are all born with a predisposition to a certain pore size, microdermabrasion can reduce enlarged pores as well as cleaning and unclogging them. There are several factors that can enlarge pores, some of these being hygiene, inflammation of the skin, or as a result of being clogged for periods of time. Microdermabrasion can help clear blockages and improve circulation, reducing inflammation and improving the skins natural ability to flush away impurities.

Range Of Uses

Microdermabrasion has been used for multiple skin conditions. These include acne, acne scarring, age spots, dull skin, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.

To find out more about how microdermabrasion could help you with your skin concerns, or to simply enjoy a deep cleanse, contact your nearest The Cosmetic Clinic to book a complimentary consultation.