Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation treatment that provides a gentle yet effective mechanical peeling of the skin.
What conditions can be treated?
Microdermabrasion can be used to achieve a more youthful appearance by improving skin tone, colour and texture so it is particularly useful for ageing and sun damaged skin. It is useful for both active acne and acne scarring and can be used to reduce enlarged skin pores as well as improve skin pigmentation marks.
Microdermabrasion can also have a place in the treatment of stretchmarks especially newer red coloured stretchmarks.
How does it work?
The procedure is performed using a handpiece that emits very small (micro) diamond shaped crystals onto the skins surface to slough off dead surface cells and initiate cellular turnover at the epidermal and dermal levels. This improves skin elasticity, texture, colour and overall appearance.
There are many factors that influence cellular regeneration and dermal growth. The skins natural response to excessive sunlight is to become thicker to protect sub layers of the skin. The result is slower shedding producing thick dry and rough skin.
Acne sufferers retain their skin cells causing further congestion and thickening of the top layer (stratum corneum). Other factors such as age, genetics, hormonal balance, lack of vitamins and minerals all influence epidermal cellular turnover and reproduction of new, healthy cells.
Are there side effects to Microdermabrasion treatment?
You can resume normal activities immediately following microdermabrasion. Even in sensitive skin types there is usually little or no redness. There is no inconvenience and results are immediate. Microdermabrasion is so efficient yet gentle that you can schedule it at any time, even between appointments.
How many microdermabrasion treatments should I have?
Treatments average about 30 minutes. Depending on what condition is being treated the number of treatments can vary but best results can often be achieved with a series of six treatments to effectively control and focus on problem areas. Therefore regular maintenance will enhance skin conditioning.
Meet our Beauty Therapist – Kelly Harders
Kelly is a highly experienced Beauty Therapist who is passionate about providing tailored treatments. Since obtaining her Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2008, Kelly has enjoyed a variety of roles where she gained a broad range of experience. Her dedication to her profession sees her diligently update her training in the latest treatments, techniques and products.
Kelly’s extensive knowledge of the skin and her ability to understand patient concerns is the key to helping you achieve your skin goals. Highly skilled in the traditional elements of Beauty Therapy with brow sculpting, tinting and special occasion make-up, Kelly has a special interest in all forms of acne, hair removal and skin regeneration therapies.
Kelly’s ability to blend multiple therapies of peels, microdermabrasion, skin needling and Broad Band Light Therapy (BBL) to customise treatment, is part of her specialty.
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