Micro-dermabrasion is a minimally invasive advanced facial resurfacing treatment that uses a diamond tip hand-piece to gently polish away the superficial layer of dead skin cells on the skins surface, revealing the underlying younger more radiant skin.
The diamond tip hand-piece is coupled with suction, creating negative pressure and pulling the skins surface gently into the hand-piece as it glides over the skin. This resurfacing technique not only exfoliates the dead skin cells, but helps with acne and congestion as cellular debris and pollutants are extracted from the pores, helping revitalise dull looking skin. This initiates a reparative response within the skin that normalises epidermal (skin) thickness and promotes fibroblasts (cells) to deposition new collagen and elastin fibres, improving the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring and other skin-related concerns. The negative pressure also increases blood and lymph circulation and strengthens blood vessels as the gentle pressure helps pull extracellular fluid into the tissue, improving the over-all health of the skin. It is especially effective at resurfacing dull-looking skin complexion, normalising cell turn-over and giving a beautiful dewy glow.
This medical-grade cosmetic procedure is relatively pain-free and is suitable for all skin types as it only targets the outer most layer of skin, so there is minimal chance of a pigmentary response sometimes seen with other more aggressive treatment options. While this equates to a gentler procedure with far less downtime, it means multiple treatments are needed for best results to be seen.
Micro-dermabrasion is a widely used safe and simple regenerative skin treatment that has a proven track record for a variety of cosmetic objectives.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about this modality or if i can help with any of your skin concerns.
Indications for Micro-Dermabrasion:
Anti-aging and wrinkle reduction
Dehydrated and dry skin
Dull looking skin
Uneven skin tone
(Non cystic) Acne and atrophic post acne scarring
Skin texture and enlarged pores
ALL SKIN TYPES
Everyones skin is different, as a result all dermal treatments begin with a FREE consultation. This is to ensure your skin goals are being met and the treatments are tailored to meet your individual needs in a safe and efficient manner.
Reduces fine lines
Benefits of Micro-Dermabrasion:
Micro-dermabrasion removes the top layer of dead skin cells. Regulating cell turn over, thickening the dermis and revealing a thicker more youthful complexion.
The ablative action of the treatment causes a reparative response within the skin. Promoting the proliferation of fibroblasts that lay down collagen and elastin fibres; normalising dysfunction, thickening the skin, increasing elasticity and helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles by creating new skin cells.
The negative pressure from the hand-piece helps reduce skin congestion, blackheads and acne break outs by clearing away cellular debris and cleaning the breeding ground for bacteria within the skins pores
Micro-dermabrasion removes dead skin cells, improving the appearance of enlarged pores and (acne) scars
Skin is softer and more refined due to the deep exfoliation and extraction nature of the procedure.
Improved blood flow and lymph circulation leads to stronger blood vessels, better nutrient absorption and improved over-all skin health
Exfoliation reduces pigmentation within the skin, resulting in a brighter more even complexion
Micro-Dermabrasion steps of treatment
Cleanthe skin and remove impurities
Kill bacteria to minimise risk of infection
Diamond tip ablation for a more youthful dewy complexion
Hydrate and revitalise.
Optional - infusion
Vitamin B to power skin cells for detox and recovery
Serve and protect
What to expect from Micro-Dermabrasion:
This is a minimally-invasive procedure that is generally pain-free and has next to no down-time. It can be carried out on all skin types
The use of an AHA for two weeks leading up to the treatment can increase its efficacy
Micro-dermabrasion is a gentle facial rejuvenation skin treatment carried out in a medi-spa setting on a salon treatment table
Firstly, a deep cleanse will be carried out to ensure the skin is free of oil, debris and ready for the treatment
An alcohol swab is passed over the cleansed face to kill bacteria and help minimise the risk of infection
The microdermabrasion treatment will then begin. The technician will hold the skin tight while systematically passing the micro-dermabrasion handle over the face in a gridded fashion.
The procedure itself is relatively pain-free however it is common to feel as if the skin is sunburnt post-treatment
Each area is passed over twice. Up, down. Left to right.
A nourishing vitamin B serum is applied at the end of the treatment to help soothe the skin. Vitamin B is a powerful nutrient that plays an important role in mitochondrial energy metabolism within the cell, helping to improve cellular function. It is also beneficial for barrier function as it boosts the production of the cell outer membrane.
A broad spectrum SPF is then applied to help protect the damaged skin from UV radiation and the possibility of a pigmentary response. SPF should be worn at all times, especially for the first week post treatment as the barrier function is impaired.
The skin will be red and sensitivity post treatment. This typically clears within 24 to 48 hours
For best results the patient should be treated every 2 - 4 weeks for 6 treatments, depending on the condition of the skin
Contraindications for Micro-Dermabrasion:
Possible side effects for Micro-Dermabrasion:
Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds a week before treatment
Active herpes, bacteria, viral or fungal infection
Rosacea or severe telangiectasia
Tattoos may be lightened
Isotretinon in last 6 months
Facial surgery in past 2 months
Open wounds or recent scars
History of hypertrophic scarring
Swelling and erythema (redness) for 24 to 48 hours
Mild crusting for 5 to 7 days
Mild purpura (bruising) for 48 hours
Skin reaction from post procedure skin care
Post treatment pigmentation from in-proper sun protection
I use only the highest quality skin care products and cosmeceuticals, that have a wealth of scientifically proven efficacy and statistical data, allowing for the best results with minimal downtime and irritation to the skin.
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MICRO-DERMABRASION - FACE
40min - $120
MICRO - FACE and NECK
50min - $170
Micro-dermabrasion is an effective skin maintenance treatment as it helps regulate cell turn over and promotes the deposition of collagen and elastin, thickening the dermis. Great for normal or acne prone skin, it exfoliates dead skin cells, decongesting pores and reveals younger more radiant dewy skin.
All the benefits of your typical Micro-dermabrasion extended down to include both the face and neck. An excellent option for people with loose or thin neck skin as this treatment option regulates cell turn over, stimulates fibroblasts and creates more skin cells.
LED - ENHANCED
20min - $50
A great addition to any dermal treatment. Originally designed by NASA for space exploration, LED light therapy has been proven to increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone texture and clarity, as well as decrease fine wrinkles. Give any dermal treatment an extra power punch by adding LED light therapy to the end of your treatment.
10min - $50
A signature micro-dermabrasion treatment addition designed to further benefit all skin types with the use of specially formulated hydrating serum. Hyaluronic acid is the key in skin moisture and is the most abundant molecular in the extracellular matrix (skin tissue). Production decreases as we age, as a result our skin loses volume, hydration and plumpness. Topically applied HA has proven clinical benefits for turning back the hands of time.
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