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PHYSICAL EXFOLIATION

Microdermabrasion

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PHYSICAL EXFOLIATION

Microdermabrasion

This minimally invasive procedure utilises a technique that removes the top layers of dead skin cells, using either tiny crystals or a diamond-head system, to improve skin texture, reduce post blemish marks, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores.

HELPS ADDRESS:

  • Blemishes
  • Uneven skin tone/texture
  • Photoageing
  • Eczema-prone skin
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Clogged pores
  • Post blemish marks
  • Melasma

PRICE RANGE: $60-$300 depending upon location, devices used and duration of treatment.

AVERAGE DOWNTIME:
The treatment has no downtime, but some redness may occur post-procedure; this generally resolves within a few hours. Some flaking of the skin is possible.

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Microdermabrasion at a Glance

Microdermabrasion treatment works by removing the top layers of dead skin cells using either crystals or diamond-head device.

Crystal microdermabrasion propels fine crystals of aluminium oxide, sodium chloride, or magnesium oxide onto the skin to create an exfoliating effect. Continuous suction then removes the crystals along with the loosened dead skin and debris.

Diamond microdermabrasion also uses continuous vacuum suction but dislodges dead cells and cellular debris with a wand tip that is encrusted with diamond fragments. The technician passes the wand tip over the surface of the skin to gently exfoliate the top layers.

In addition to removing dead skin cells, microdermabrasion also benefits the epidermis by increasing blood flow to the outer layer of skin, and stimulates collagen production.

What to Know About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatments can leave the skin especially susceptible to trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), leading to dehydrated skin. It’s important to be well hydrated 24 hours prior to the treatment and for 48 hours afterwards, to help the skin rebalance itself.

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