Improve your skin’s texture and reveal a more radiant, healthy looking you.
It is described as an “instant facelift”. It uses minute crystals which are applied to the skin to buff away the skin’s surface layer. It can be applied to the face, the chest, neck, arms or hands.
- Sun damaged skin
- Skin imperfections and blemishes
- Age spots and wrinkles
- Light scars
The skin is made up of two main layers – the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer that is exposed to the external environment, such as sun, pollution, stress, ageing, fatigue, smoking etc. The epidermis’ outer-most layer is called the stratum corneum, which acts as a barrier between the external environment and the lower layers of the skin. This layer is where all the skin imperfections, like blemishes, age spots, wrinkles and light scars occur.
Microdermabrasion works on the stratum corneum and, using micro crystals, it removes the stratum corneum (dead tissue). The body then recognises this breakdown as an injury, and proceeds to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones.
The face is first cleansed, then the crystals are applied to the skin via a handpiece that is gently run across the surface to be treated. The tool also collects the dead skin cells that are removed. It is a completely pain-free process.
In the first hour following treatment, mild swelling and redness can sometimes appear. Depending on the individual, these side effects can last anywhere from 1 hour to 2 days. As microdermabrasion removes some moisture from the skin, a temporary feeling of tightness or dryness may be felt. This is immediately resolved by applying moisturising agents. With the stratum corneum removed, the healing process brings with it newer skin cells which then results in the smoother look and feel of the skin. Lines, blemishes, sun damage etc are removed by this process.
Can temporarily bruise or discolour the skin.
Ensure that skin is cleansed and moisturised twice a day – morning and evening is recommended.