What is microdermabrasion?

Do you have dry, dehydrated, or congested skin? Want to have skin that looks younger and healthier? Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure which allows you to remove the skin’s outer layer of dead cells, leaving you with an improved complexion.

By removing the top layer of the skin, collagen reproduction will occur, resulting in the production of new, healthier skin cells.

There is a range of benefits to undergoing microdermabrasion, including:

  • No chemicals
  • Minimal risks
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Suitable for all skin types

This is a non-surgical procedure, making it appealing for those who are wanting to obtain a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance without having to go under the knife. It does not involve the use of any chemicals, as is the case for skin peels, nor does it involve any lasers.

Can I have microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is suitable for those who have:

  • Dry/dehydrated skin
  • Fine lines
  • Blackheads/congested skin
  • Mild acne
  • Dull sluggish/sallow complexions
  • Excellent skin preparation for other surgical and non-surgical treatments

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types. It will not cause any colour changes or scarring.

It is beneficial for those who are wanting to treat pigmentation, fine lines or clogged pores.

You may not be suitable for microdermabrasion if you have:

  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Sunburn
  • Lupus
  • Herpes
  • Open sores
  • Widespread acne
  • Psoriasis

Undertaking microdermabrasion with these skin conditions can often irritate the skin and cause further breakouts.

What does microdermabrasion involve?

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing and regeneration treatment, removing the top layers of dead and dormant cells using a process of minute sterilised crystals. This treatment is more effective than any other exfoliation procedure on the market, with predictable results for all ages and skin types. The skin exfoliation process reveals soft, new living skin cells that become more receptive to topically applied nutrients post-treatment.

What will the recovery period be like?

After the first 24 hours, you can expect some redness which will gradually fade over the next few hours post-treatment. Make-up can be worn the following day. High-quality sunscreen is recommended, which you should apply daily.

Many people notice improvements in texture and appearance of their skin immediately after first treatment. With more problematic areas, a number of treatments are needed to see improvement. You may need to undertake up to four to six treatments to achieve the desired results. These treatments can be undertaken every four weeks.

Is microdermabrasion safe?

Microdermabrasion is considered a very safe procedure. It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that does not involve the use of any chemicals or lasers. You will experience a minimal downtime. You may feel some slight discomfort during the procedure, and experience redness of the skin following the procedure. However, there should be no other discomfort felt during the procedure nor any other side effects during the recovery period.

Make sure you always undertake your microdermabrasion treatments with a qualified surgeon to ensure you are receiving the safest treatment.

Are you interested in having microdermabrasion treatment? This is a non-surgical procedure Centre for Surgery currently offers. Contact us today to find out more information or to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.

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