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 long for Microdermabrasion treatment?
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 Laser/Beauty Therapist – Keely Barrett
Keely studied at Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College where she obtained a Certificate II in Retail, Makeup and Skincare, she then went on to gain a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Keely moved to Geelong 2 years ago and brings with her an abundance of knowledge and experience from working in well known Day Spas and Skin Clinics around Melbourne. She specialises in brow sculpting and tinting, facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and skin needling with the new Dermapen 4. Having also completed a Graduate Certificate in Laser Hair Removal and IPL she also performs laser therapies.
She’s passionate about all things skin and is driven by her clients results. Keely aims to work side by side with you to set achievable goals.
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