Microdermabrasion is the removal of the top layer of skin through abrasion. It is used in facial rejuvenation for the removal of discolouration, fine lines and unwanted skin blemishes. It uses a mechanical medium (to loosen and ablate cells) with adjustable suction to remove those cells. The substances used to wear the cells down differ but the most common is aluminium oxide micro crystals. The crystals are “sand blasted” through a dual purpose tube. This tube also vacuums up the dead cells and used crystals.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH MICRODERMABRASION
A gel/cream will be applied to the face and a wand like instrument is passed over the face in sections. Tiny crystals ping off the skin and are vacuumed up. A sensation of tingling and suction is all that is felt. Post treatment, a nourishing, hydrating sun cream is applied.
BENEFITS OF MICRODERMABRASION
It produces a visible result after one session; skin is clearer and smoother. Make-up goes on more smoothly and skincare products are more easily absorbed.
May cause redness and slight swelling if not done correctly. Some people find the sensation during the treatment unpleasant.