Microdermabrasion is a powerful exfoliation treatment. It works by using tiny microcrystals to strip away dead skin and impurities, while simultaneously stimulating collagen and elastin production to target fine lines and wrinkles. Our anti-ageing experts at London can build you a personalized microdermabrasion programme to target your specific skin concerns.
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- Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 24 to 72 hours (1 to 3 days) prior to your treatment.
- Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment
- You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane
- Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as collagen injections, should wait two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.
- Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks prior to microdermabrasion treatment.
- Wash your face and neck with a non-oily, non-soap based cleanser before each scheduled treatment.
Ultrasonic microdermabrasion is one of the most advanced non-invasive skin rejuvenation technique. It is a simple procedure that involves the following steps:
- No anesthesia is required for performing the procedure of microdermabrasion as it is non-invasive and pain-free treatment.
- The treatment utilizes a spatula type instrument that vibrates gently to slough off the dead skin layer without damaging healthy skin. At the same time, special hydrators are used to keep the skin moist.
- The treatment also increases blood flow.
Post Treatment Care
To maximize microdermabrasion recovery time and results, it is important to follow all post-procedure instruction below:
- Keep the new skin clean and moisturized
- Anti-inflammatory creams or cold compresses may be used as necessary
- Use a gentle cleanser.
- Trauma such as scratching or picking the treated area should be avoided.
- It is important to avoid irritating the treated skin with harsh chemicals, rubbing or tanning for one week.
- Although some peeling may occur in the treated areas, moisturizer should help minimize this effect.
- Avoid staying in the sun for at least 7 days after the microdermabrasion treatment to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin which slows down the recovery.
- Patients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Do not use glycolic, alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, retinol, benzoyl peroxide or topical acne medications for 24-48 hours following treatment.
- You may resume prescription retinoid products (Retin A, Renova, Tretinoin, Avita, Alustra or other brands f Tretinoin and other prescription retinoid products (Adapalene, Avage, Differin, Tazorac, Tazarotene) 3 – 7 days after last microdermabrasion treatment or as instructed by your technician.
The benefits of microdermabrasion include the following:
- Brighter complexion.
- Reduced appearance of fine lines.
- Evened out skin tone.
- Reduced appearance of dark spots.
- Cleaned-out pores.
Before & After
The results of the microdermabrasion treatment have been fantastic, and I didn’t think it would be that beneficial to me so if I found that, then lots of other people are going to get even better results, so I would definitely recommend it.
Microdermabrasion treatment has made such a vast improvement to my skin that wearing foundation has for the first time in many years become a choice rather than a necessity, I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that the treatments have made such a huge improvement to my skin. I feel amazing.
For maintenance purposes, we recommend every 4 weeks. The cells naturally turn every 28 days. To ensure they proliferate (multiply) rapidly, we need to shock the skin by removing the “protective” layer of skin (stratum corneum.)
By removing this layer, the basal layer (where daughter cells are produced) will be forced to replicate the cells. This will promote collagen and elastin production and thicken the skin layers.
Your provider should always be wearing gloves and using fresh gauze, sponges, and towels to cleanse the skin. The MDA tip should be sterilized before and after use. If you are coupling extractions with the service, the metal implement should be sterilized as well.
In some instances with more sensitive individuals, light bruising, persistent redness, scabbing, or mild peeling can occur. These symptoms will heal without any long term damage to the skin.