Microdermabrasion

The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.

The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.

Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colours. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
  • enlarged pores and blackheads
  • acne and acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • dull-looking skin complexion
  • uneven skin tone and texture
  • melasma
  • sun damage

A diamond-tip handpiece is designed to gently exfoliate dead cells in your skin. At the same time, it will suction them off immediately.

The depth of the abrasion may be affected by the pressure applied on the handpiece as well as how long the suction is allowed to remain on the skin. This type of microdermabrasion applicator is generally used in more sensitive facial areas, like close to the eyes.

Expert Microdermabrasion Treatment

What we offer at London Body Centre

Microdermabrasion is a facial procedure that uses manual exfoliation to remove the outer layer of skin. This process works in a series to achieve the best results. We use a Diamond tipped wand to abrade the surface of your skin. ... Microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle procedure with no downtime.

Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin's tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions, then change to a monthly maintenance regimen.The benefits of microdermabrasion are many. It removes dull skin, softens fine lines, smooths out coarse skin texture, reduces acne and pore size, fades scars and brown spots, and stimulates cell turnover and the creation of collagen.

What can you expect upon booking with London Body Centre?

Microdermabrasion is the process of using tiny crystals to exfoliate the skin and then drawing out debris and impurities with suction. It uses no chemicals and is not invasive. The procedure removes the dead and dry outer layer of the skin’s surface to reveal fresh, healthy skin underneath. It rejuvenates the surface, resulting in a brighter complexion.

It works in two parts. Firstly, a machine utilizes tiny crystals to gently exfoliate the surface of your skin to remove the dead skin cells, while a vacuum sucks the removed skin cells and debris away.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and colours and will not cause scarring or colour changes. It is a less aggressive procedure than traditional dermabrasion and has a quicker recovery time but can still achieve great results and won’t require needles or medications to numb the skin.

How Does it Work?

Microdermabrasion works by firing highly pressurized crystals against the skin surface to rejuvenate and brighten the skin. The latter type is generally only available in salons and dermatologist’s offices. This gently but vigorously exfoliates the top layer of the skin surface, removing impurities and the dead layer of skin. At the same time, a built-in vacuum will suck out the dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin brighter and clearer.

Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and will not require medications or numbing agents in preparation. It should not hurt and has been described as feeling like a cat is licking the skin. Unless the microdermabrasion treatment includes a skincare product, there are no chemicals involved.

What Happens During Treatment ?

Before the Microdermabrasion

  • Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 24 to 72 hours (1 to 3 days) prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment
  • You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane
  • Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as collagen injections, should wait two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.
  • Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks prior to microdermabrasion treatment.
  • Wash your face and neck with a non-oily, non-soap-based cleanser before each scheduled treatment.

During the Microdermabrasion Treatment

It’s not necessary to use anesthesia or a numbing agent for microdermabrasion.

During your appointment, you’ll be comfortably laying back. Your provider will use a handheld device to gently move the machine around the face to remove the outer layer of skin in the targeted areas. At the end of the treatment, a moisturizer will be applied to your skin.

How Many Treatments Needed?

There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately.

Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.

You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.

Your technician will likely design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments.

Facts You Need to Know

Benefits Of Microdermabrasion

As well as clearing away the dead skin cells, microdermabrasion also has other advantages.

Circulation

The process can improve blood and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin, which can improve the internal health of the skin. The enhanced blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are supplied to the cells. This improves cell processes and therefore enhances the skin, improving elasticity.

Enhances Product Efficacy

By removing the dead skin and promoting circulation, microdermabrasion has been shown to enhance the absorption of skincare products by the skin by up to 50%. This means that if you are treating your skin for acne, the skin will be more receptive to the product, so it can have better results than it normally would.

Pore Size And Health

Microdermabrasion can not only unclog pores but also reduces the size of them. While to a certain extent we are born with a certain pore size, some external factors can enlarge them. Pores may enlarge due to hygiene, inflammation of the skin or as a result of being clogged. Microdermabrasion can help clear the blockage and by improving the circulation of the skin can reduce inflammation and improve natural skin hygiene.

Safety

Many people now choose microdermabrasion over other treatments options like laser procedures and chemical peels because it is safer and still achieves great results. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures you can have done and does not require medications or a long recovery time. You can even do it yourself at home, or in your lunch break!

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.

Microdermabrasion FAQ

We recommend not having immediate sun exposure after your Microdermabrasion. We always recommend using a spf 30 or greater post treatment and daily.

No. the best way to describe the feeling of a microdermabrasion is a light sandpaper feel with suction. Some areas, like the apples of the cheeks and eyes can be a bit more sensitive but turn down the suction for these areas.

For maintenance and best results, we recommended doing a treatment no more frequently than with a two week gap. If you have more sensitive skin, every 3-2 months is enough.

Microdermabrasion provides excellent results for the following conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Scar reduction
  • Excess oil production
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Enlarged and open pores
  • Superficial age spots
  • Dull, stressed and congested skin
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Stretch-marks

You will get visible improvements with 6 microdermabrasion skin treatments. That is one treatment per week for six weeks in a course of treatments. Naturally, maintenance is a great idea with one treatment per month once one has achieved the desired skin result.

Yes, the action of the microdermabrasion promotes skin rejuvenation producing new collagen. It does this by providing a superior exfoliation and aids lymphatic processes deep within the skin. This is much more powerful than a standalone cosmetic product application. The microdermabrasion treatment is strong enough to ensure excellent results on its own, but gentle enough to be used in conjunction with other treatments.

No. Microdermabrasion is not a harsh or deep treatment requiring days to heal. Some redness may occur and this will vary between customers, however most redness will subside within 24 hours. Make-up can be applied immediately following the procedure which enables customers to have the treatment done during a lunch break and then return to work.

By removing the uppermost layer of skin, microdermabrasion encourages new skin cell generation. Procedures can make the skin much more porous and sensitive to sunlight. Dr Morley strongly recommends that following a microdermabrasion treatment, you diligently apply sunscreen and Niacinamide. Dr Morley or your therapist will advise what other skin care products you should be using.

It is recommended that invasive procedures are avoided directly before or after a microdermabrasion treatment. Waxing should not be undertaken 2 days prior to a treatment or for at least 7 days following a treatment. We strongly suggest that you do not use sun beds or swim in heavily chlorinated water for at least 2 weeks following a treatment.

Brief Overview Of Your Treatment

PROCEDURE TIME

Around 1 hour.

DOWNTIME

None you are good to go immediately post treatment.

DURATION OF RESULTS

Dependant on how many sessions and how you aid the treatment post completion.

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