What is Microdermabrasion and How Can It Benefit Your Skin?

If you like to keep up with all things skin care, then chances are you’ve heard the beauty buzzword ‘microdermabrasion’. But what does it actually mean for your skin? 

Combining the words ‘micro’ meaning small, and ‘dermabrasion’ meaning mechanical exfoliation, in practical terms it translates to the process of removing layers of skin. This process removes the uppermost layers of dead skin cells which heavily contribute to that uneven and dull looking appearance in your complexion. By removing old cells, it gives your skin the chance to quickly regenerate new healthy skin, in turn stimulating blood flow and collagen production for more supple and soft skin. 

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a unique procedure in the way that it can benefit lots of skin types and helps with varying complaints. When you penetrate the skin on a deeper level you are able to give it the best chance to regenerate, ultimately bringing radiance back to your skin. Combining hydration serums and other anti ageing formulas with microdermabrasion procedures can be very beneficial to restoring your skin's health. 

Benefits of microdermabrasion include:

  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Increases elasticity
  • Promotes collagen production 
  • Helps to eliminate pigmentations
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Freshens and regenerates skin
  • Reduces the size of pores
  • Manages appearance of sun damage
  • Minimises superficial scarring
  • Fades stretch marks
  • Smooths and brightens skin
  • Firms and tightens loose skin

Of course everyone has vayring skin issues and types that need a tailored approach when it comes to any procedure. If you choose to use microdermabrasion as an ongoing treatment in conjunction with other parts of your routine, you can expect to be recommended to undergo two treatments per month for three months, and then touch up treatments every month following that. Results can start to appear within as little as a few days and last as long as 12 months with regular treatments.

At home microdermabrasion kits VS in clinic procedures

A well considered skin care regime should have an element of exfoliation as a regular feature. 

There are some fantastic at home treatments that you can try out yourself if you desire. These are designed and formulated to be safe for domestic use and come with instructions and everything you need to get the job done. This is a great and more gentle alternative to delving straight into a full microdermabrasion at the clinic, especially if you are on a budget and prefer the comfort of your own home.

There’s no denying that treating yourself to an in clinic procedure takes the pressure off you and makes you feel truly pampered. Maybe a professional microdermabrasion is more your speed? It will truly help you to get the results you desire on a much deeper level and most likely a little quicker than what we can achieve at home.

No matter which option you think will benefit you best, it is always best to speak with the experts as they will be able to assess your skin type and make recommendations accordingly. If you would like to know more about any of our at home microdermabrasion devices or treatments in store, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with any of our skin care professionals.