Micro-dermabrasion is an effective but non-surgical form of skin resurfacing, also known as skin peeling. The procedure involves using a spray of fine crystals, which remove the outer layer of skin allowing younger skin, which is more radiant visible.
Medical micro-dermabrasion is an effective but non-invasive and non-surgical form of skin resurfacing, also known as skin peeling. The procedure involves using a spray of fine crystals, which remove the outer layer of skin. It is highly controlled by a machine to target specific areas. The process means that younger skin, which is more radiant and tighter, becomes visible, helping to create a more youthful look. Only a qualified professional can perform medical micro-dermabrasion but fewer treatments will be needed when compared to normal dermabrasion.
The treatment is mainly used on the face but it can be used on other parts of the body too. Micro-dermabrasion can be used to help clear blackheads and congested skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the appearance of acne, pigmentation and an uneven skin tone.
The treatment essentially involves sanding the skin but this is not uncomfortable for the patient. The instrument used passes small microscopic crystals over the surface of the skin and then rapidly removes them. This creates a buffering effect which removes superficial irregularities on the surface of the skin. During the treatment you will feel a brushing sensation and may find that your skin is slightly red for a few hours following the procedure.
Following the initial session you’ll usually notice skin looking fresher and feeling softer. By the end of the treatment your skin will look and feel remarkably different.
Micro-dermabrasion procedures will usually involve six to eight sessions. Treatment is repeated at one to two week intervals.
Micro-dermabrasion starts from roughly £55.00 per session.