What is a microdermabrasion Facial?
Microdermabrasion is a safe, controlled treatment that intensely exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. It's the leading skincare treatment in the UK & Ireland for complete skin rejuvenation.
A fine jet of water gently removes dead skin cells layer by layer and a vacuum action lifts away the debris, stimulating the blood flow and encouraging collagen and elastin formation that results in firmer, revitalised and youthful looking skin. Wrinkles disappear, acne scarring is reduced and dull and tired skin is completely banished - sometimes after just one treatment.
Effects are usually seen after the first treatment, with on going improvements seen week after week during a course. Your therapist will perform an initial consultation and recommend a course length to you. Usually, this will consist of 6 to 8 treatments, 7 to 10 days apart. Skin problems such as acne or acne scarring, or deeper forehead wrinkles may require up to 20 weeks to achieve full improvements. After a course is completed, a single monthly treatment will maintain your skin's improvements.
Acne & Acne Scarring Microdermabrasion treatments have gradually become the first choice for many people who are searching for an acne cure that helps correct acne scarring. Surveys suggest that 95% of adolescents and adults suffer with an acne scarring problems, so you should know that you’re not alone in your quest to find a cure.
Why Microderm as a treatment for acne & acne scarring?
• Reduced acne scarring
• Improved skin appearance and texture
• Improvement of skin and acne scarring from the very first session
• Completely painless procedure
• Relaxing treatment
• Calms red and uneven skin tone leaving you with glowing, revitalised skin
Scaring caused by acne looks very different from any other scars - it’s the deficit of collagen in the specific region that gives rise to acne scarring. After the acne has subsided, the affected skin region needs collagen to heal and if the skin underlying the subsided acne doesn’t have it, then it tends to get scarred during the healing process thereby giving rise to an ice pick scar. Microdermabrasion is a perfect acne treatment for helping to rid yourself of acne scarring because it encourages collagen to form. In fact the effects of this acne treatment can often be noticed after just one treatment. If the acne scarring is deep, you may require a larger number of treatments. Your therapist will advise you on this at the consultation stage.
Fine Lines & Forehead Wrinkles
As we get older we are all faced with ageing skin and a gradual increase in fine lines and wrinkles (particularly forehead wrinkles) on our faces, leaving us lusting after younger looking skin. Often these fine lines and wrinkles can leave us looking older than we feel. Many of us would like to see our ageing skin regain its elasticity and look and feel rejuvenated. Microdermabrasion works as a targeted and effective anti wrinkle facial treatment by removing the skin's dead cells and increasing the collagen produced by our ageing skin. The anti wrinkle treatment is the answer to younger looking skin. Noticeable after just one 'fine line busting' treatment, wrinkled skin looking fresh and smooth as soon as the treatment is over. With anti wrinkle microdermabrasion treatment, there is no recovery time and no discomfort - only a noticable difference to fine lines and wrinkles.
Why Microdermabrasion as an Anti Wrinkle Treatment for Fine Lines?
Lunchtime facial (you can be back at work, fine line free, within the hour!)
Stimulates collagen to dispel fine lines and increase wrinkled skin's renewal
Intrinsic ageing, also known as the natural ageing process, is a continuous
process that normally begins in our mid-20s. With ageing skin, collagen
production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly.
The vacuum of the anti wrinkle microdermabrasion facial works to stimulate the production of collagen in the facial lines of the skin. As we age elastin and collagen production starts to slow down. The combination of collagen stimulation and increased skin renewal will improve the condition of the skin’s surface smoothing out fine lines and deep forehead wrinkles - a proven anti wrinkle skin care treatment.
Ageing Skin - An Anti Ageing Treatment
Many of us are keen to have an anti ageing treatment that regains our youthful looks, but many are wary of invasive surgical procedures. If you’re one of the thousands who are looking for and anti ageing treatment and an answer to ageing skin, Microdermabrasion is a perfect option. Essentially, the top layer of dead (ageing) skin cells is removed using a fine jet of water & a diamond cut tip. This promotes collagen production in the skin, resulting in fresher, younger looking skin.
Why Microdermabrasion as an Anti Ageing Treatment for Ageing Skin?
It is as effective as many more invasive surgical procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing, and does not require anaesthesia
It enables you to return to your daily routine (with younger looking skin!) with minimal disruption after treatment – (It’s known as the “lunchtime facial”!)
It works on all types of ageing skin, including dark skin and sensitive skin
It is more affordable than many other cosmetic anti ageing skin
Microdermabrasion targets the top layers of the skin, called the "epidermis".
As new cells are created, they push the older, ageing dead cells up and
eventually off the body. Microdermabrasion treatment helps remove ageing skin cells and damaged skin layers to reveal fresher, younger looking skin and a dazzling complexion. The anti ageing microdermabrasion procedure is simple and effective, and it can rejuvenate your ageing skin's appearance in a short time with little or no discomfort.
Microdermabrasion is ideally suited for a person who has ageing skin or skin that has been damaged by over-exposure to the sun.
We're all looking for an anti ageing treatment that actually works and microdermabrasion treatments polish and soften the skin, reducing fine lines and age spots on the face. The process is used to treat areas prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Often these lines are next to the eyes, on the cheeks, on the forehead, and the area around the mouth.
To help avoid any risks and speed up recovery for your ageing skin, it is
important to avoid exposure to the sun for at least 7 days after the treatment and to use high factor SPF every time you venture outdoors. Don’t forget also to moisturise your skin thoroughly in the days following the treatment (which you should do anyway if you want to maintain younger looking skin!) Avoid any harsh products such as exfoliating scrubs and glycolic acid creams as these can be detrimental to ageing skin renewal.
Dull & Tired Skin
We all have days when our skin looks tired, dull and uneven. Breakouts, blotches and larger pores can leave anyone feeling self conscious about their skin. Normally skin renews itself approximately every 28 days. By removing dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin, Microdermabrasion speeds up the rate at which the skin would normally renew itself – ridding you of tired and dull patches and revealing new, fresh skin and giving a radiant glow.
Why Microdermabrasion for Dull & Tired Skin?
Revitalises tired skin by stimulating collagen and elastin formation
Immediate visable results for dull skin even after the first treatment
Perfect for congested, uneven skin with open pores – helps to tighten and brighten tired, dull skin
Variable control allowing for deeper exfoliation of blemished, even, blotchy skin
You can return to your normal lifestyle immediately – a ‘lunchtime facial’
Fresh faced feeling after a number of treatments resulting in less need for make up
Glowing, healthy skin is smooth, clean skin. If it is smothered in dead cells and oil, it will become dull, tired looking and grey. As we grow older and are constantly exposed to the UV rays of the sun our skin starts to appear dry, tired and dull. This is the result of the outside layer of the skin getting excessively built up and not exfoliated on a regular basis. Build-up is especially apparent to women since we realize that make-up doesn't look as fresh. Make-up is actually being absorbed into the accumulated dead skin cells, which gives a very tired and unhealthy look to the skin.
Dull skin lacks luster and radiance. It screams 'old' and 'tired' and 'run down'. It is a common problem and you can easily find yourself looking in the mirror and seeing a less than radiant complexion staring back.
Through neglect, nutritional deficiency, pollution, poor lifestyles or just bad genetics, your skin can become grey and tired. Microdermabrasion is proven to help revitalise dull and tired skin.
Uneven Skin Tone, Brown Spots & Blotchy Skin
Lots of us suffer from an uneven skin tone, and it can make some people very self-conscious, especially when we begin to notice skin spots and blotchy skin. Because most uneven skin tones are superficial, microdermabrasion is usually the first treatment option people go for. This directly affects the outer layer of skin causing it to break away, aiding in lightening or removing unwanted pigments and revealing a the gorgeous even skin tone beneath.
Why Microdermabrasionfor Uneven Skin Tone, Blotchy Skin & Brown Patches?
Smoothes redness and uneven skin tone
Rejuvenates sun damaged and brown patches on skin
Can be used on any skin type – dark, light and even extremely sensitive skin
An uneven skin tone is most commonly caused by UV rays from the sun,
however, age, hormonal changes, chemicals, and pollutants can also cause this condition. Additionally, the body itself too can cause uneven skin tones and blotchy skin by attacking the cells that produce melanin.
Microdermabrasionalso helps to stimulate new even skin growth. In some cases more than one skin care treatment may be needed for satisfactory results, depending on the severity of your uneven and blotchy skin condition.
Stretch Marks - Stretch Mark Removal
Stretch Marks affect thousands of people, regardless of age or situation. Weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy or simply growing can all result in the fine silvery, long, fragmented scars that are sunken into the skin. Elasticity plays an important part in how stretch marks form, and is also an important factor in how we can quickly remove stretch marks using Microdermabrasion.Stretch marks form because a certain hormone becomes overactive and stops the skin from producing collagen and elastin fibers responsible for keeping growing skin taut –
Microdermabrasion targets the problem area, stimulates elastin and collagen, getting rid of stretch marks.
Why Microdermabrasion as a Treatment to Remove Stretch Marks?
Improves elasticity of the skin - getting rid of stretch marks
Visibly reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Easy, painless treatment
Encourages elastin and collagen which plumps up the skin, resulting in stretch mark removal
For best results, Microdermabrasion works hardest on red stretch marks where a blood supply is still present
Old, white stretch marks may not be removed
Stretch marks can often knock self esteem - leaving those with them feeling they want to cover up. We're all looking for a professional, proven and trusted way to completely remove stretch marks. Over a course of treatments, the skin surrounding the stretch marks is brought down to a level closer to the stretch mark itself. Although the marks are still there, the treatment acts as a stretch mark treatment so they become significantly less visible.
Elasticity plays an important part in how stretch marks form, and is also an important factor in how we remove stretch marks using Microdermabrasion .
Stretch marks form because a certain hormone becomes overactive and stops the skin from producing collagen and elastin fibres responsible for keeping growing skin taut. Using microdermabrasion also encourages collagen production in the skin.
Skin Pigmentation and Skin Blemishes - a Pigmentation Treatment
Microdermabrasionwas designed as a skin pigmentation treatment and can therefore vastly improve the appearance of facial pigmentation and skin blemishes. Reasons for facial pigmentation (and elsewhere on the body) vary from over exposure to the sun, the use of oral or birth control pills, pregnancy and even chemicals found in certain perfumes, soaps and shampoos. Regular microdermabrasion treatments are proven to show significant benefits as a skin pigmentation treatment. Working on sun-damaged skin and to help remove unwanted facial pigmentation blemishes.
Why Microdermabrasion for Facial Pigmentation & Facial Blemishes?
Obvious smoothing of the skin
Can be used on any skin tone from light to dark
Whilst pigmentation on the face is the most common concern, Microdermabrasion can treat numerous areas on the body
Provides effective, visiable results from the very first session
Skin is left feeling smooth and youthful with the added benefit of reducing skin blemishes
There are many people who suffer from a variety of pigmented blemishes
including freckles (ephelides), sunspots (solar lentigo’s) and pigmented
birthmarks such as Café-au-lait macules and Becker’s naevi.
Pigmented blemishes can be caused by numerous factors including genetic predisposition, sun damage, injury, irradiation and hormonal changes.
Microdermabrasionwill ultimately act as a treatment for your pigmentation, although the final result and the number of treatments depends on a number of factors including the type of lesion, skin type, the degree of sun tan, size and depth of the vessels and the location to be treated. Your therapist will advise you on the number of treatments during your consultation session.
Following Microdermabrasion, it’s imperative that you wear a high factor sunscreen as your face will have had layers of protective skin stripped back.
"To say it was a shock to get melasma at just 24 is an understatement. My confidence dropped significantly and I became
fixated that people were looking at the pigmentation on my forehead"
"After just four treatments there was a really big difference and now after six it's completely gone.
"I'd had bad skin since I can remember, I exacerbated the problem by piling on make up and generally picking at breakouts. People who have never suffered from bad skin don't realise how debilitating it can be. After spending hundreds of pounds on make up, I was desperate to find a solution that worked. "
Now wearing foundation has for the first time in many years become a choice rather than a necessity, I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that the treatments have made such a huge improvement to my skin. I feel amazing."
I've had acne scarring for years and had come to accept that my skin would never look or feel smooth. I decided to try following a long list of failed treatments, I really didn't know what to expect."
"I came for treatment for my acne and, the results were fantastic, the deep scars had visibly reduced and the overall feel and look of my skin was much smoother. Unexpectedly I also noticed a real improvement with the lines on my forehead."
Express Treatment, 30 mins £40
Course of 6 £200 (works out 1 free)
Course of 10 £320 (works out 2 free)
Add on a LED treatment to further stimulate collagen for £10 per treatment
Add an Enzyme Peel for a deeper exfoliation at £15 per treatment