Microdermabrasion is one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures used to reduce the signs of ageing or minimise the appearance of blemishes and scars.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin rejuvenation procedure which removes dead skin to reveal the smoother, clearer skin underneath. Over a course of roughly 5 – 10 treatments (depending on desired results), the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) is mechanically exfoliated and the dead skin is vacuumed away. Microdermabrasion works to improve the condition of the skin in two ways; firstly, it strips away the dull and dry outer layer of the skin and secondly it stimulates the body’s repair system, prompting it to produce new, healthy skin cells to replace those that were removed.
There are a range of different microdermabrasion machines available which vary in quality and efficacy. The main differentiating feature of different machines is the means by which they achieve the exfoliation. The most common microdermabrasion machines use crystal or diamond exfoliation. While these systems can produce good results, they are much more likely to damage the skin, as they are not customisable to suit the differing exfoliation requirements of different clients. There are also concerns that these systems may carry health risks, as the particles may enter the eyes or lungs.
The DermaSweep MD system is the newest microdermabrasion technology which produces superior results due to its capacity to customise the level of exfoliation. Instead of using abrasive materials to exfoliate the skin, the DermaSweep system uses a combination of a vacuum which lifts the surface layer of the skin and gentle bristles which “sweep” away the surface layer of dead skin.
As with any cosmetic treatment, there are a number common questions about the microdermabrasion treatment that patients may like answered.
- What is Microdermabrasion?
As explained above, microdermabrasion is a treatment used to gently but intensely exfoliate the skin.
- Is Microdermabrasion Risky?
When performed by a medical professional, microdermabrasion is extremely low-risk – it is non-invasive and causes very minimal irritation. Microdermabrasion systems that do not rely on the use of abrasive material such as diamonds or crystals are generally considered to be the least invasive. The DermaSweep system uses a vacuum and gentle bristles to sweep the dead skin cells away without causing any damage to the skin.
- Can You Use Microdermabrasion for Acne Scar Treatment?
Yes, microdermabrasion can be used to treat acne and acne scars, providing there are no open sores on the face. The treatment can unclog and shrink pores, resulting in a reduction in acne pustules, while also reducing the appearance of acne scars. In fact, microdermabrasion is one of the most commonly used cosmetic procedures for treating acne and acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for those with severe or cystic acne.
- Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
As the procedure uses tiny bristles to gently exfoliate the skin, it should not be painful or uncomfortable. It may however, cause a mild warming or tingling sensation that most patients describe in positive terms.
- What Can Microdermabrasion Be Used To Treat?
Microdermabrasion can be used to treat:
- Ageing skin
- Loose or sagging skin
- Lines around the eye area
- Fine lines
- Oily Skin
- Rough, uneven skin texture
- Dry & dehydrated skin
- Is Microdermabrasion Suitable For Me?
Microdermabrasion is great for most skin types, including those with sensitive skin. However, it is not suitable for those with severe rosacea, cystic acne, eczema, or dermatitis.
- How Long Does Microdermabrasion Take?
One treatment usually takes around 40-60 minutes, with no downtime, meaning you can continue with your day as normal after a treatment.
- How Long Does Microdermabrasion Take To Work?
Although you will most likely see improvements after just one treatment, for the best results it is usually recommended to undertake 5-10 treatments depending on your skin issue and desired results.
- How Do I Take Care Of My Skin After Microdermabrasion?
Unlike other more invasive skin treatments, you can continue to live your life normally after a microdermabrasion procedure. However, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight, meaning you will need to be extra careful to wear sunscreen and to stay out of the sun as much as possible.
- How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
Microdermabrasion usually costs around $100-$200 per session. However, at Verve we are currently offering a winter special on our DermaSweep treatment and you can nab yourself a session for just $99 (save $51). Offer ends 30th November 2016.
To book your $99 microdermabrasion today, contact us or call on (02) 93632244.