6 Things Everyone Should Know About Microdermabrasion Treatments


Microdermabrasion is fast becoming one of the most popular treatments you can find in Salons around the UK. With a combination of crystals or a diamond tipped head and a vacuum which removes dead skin, Microdermabrasion is said to be the best treatment for dull and ageing skin. Here are 6 things everyone should know about Microdermabrasion treatments.


1. It’s A Deep Exfoliation Treatment

Microdermabrasion removes layers of DEAD SKIN cells from the treatments area. This allows for better absorption of the active ingredients in your skincare products, making them more effective. It also increases your skin cell renewal cycle, a process which slows as we age – this constant supply of new cells on the surface helps to diminish signs of ageing, scarring and pigmentation/age spots.

2. Microdermabrasion Is Suitable For Most Skin Types

Microdermabrasion will have benefits for almost any skin type, by removing the build-up of pore clogging dead skin and debris.  Acne and blackhead prone skins will see a significant result. If your skin is showing signs of ageing it will be brighter and appear dewier, giving you back a youthful glow, and skins which suffer with pigmentation and scarring can be greatly improved over time with the stimulating and resurfacing action of microdermabrasion. If your skin is prone to broken capillaries/ rosacea or pustular acne you may consider alternative facials to strengthen the skin before embarking on a course of these treatments.

3. There Are Two Types

Diamond tipped and Crystal. The original Crystal method uses small particles, which are effectivelysand blasted’ onto the skin and vacuumed away. The most common types of crystal used are corundum and aluminium oxide. The more modern Diamond tipped method uses tiny crushed diamond particles which are static in their setting. On an interchangeable tip – this tip is attached to a mild vacuum wand, which is passed over the skin. Both methods give similar results but the Diamond tip, for most, is the more comfortable version, with less redness and downtime post treatment.

4. It Doesn’t Hurt

Microdermabrasion may sound like a painful treatment but in fact it is quite relaxing. A ‘wand’ is passed over the skin in gentle strokes, you will feel a mild vacuum and very slight scratching sensation as it works its magic. Microdermabrasion should feel little more than a granular exfoliator that you may use at home. The crystal version tends to feel more abrasive as they ‘sand blast’ your skin, but still little more than walking down a beach on a windy day.

5. It’s Progressive

Your skin therapist may recommend a course of treatments (multiple treatments, performed a week or two apart) especially if you have concerns which are harder to treat, such as pigmentation or scarring. With regular, consistent treatment you will see progressive results which can be maintained long term with monthly sessions.

6. It’s Popular

Microdermabrasion is one of the most commonly performed non-invasive cosmetic procedures around – the reason for this is purely and simply the results that the treatment yields! Instantly smoother, brighter skin which has a beautiful glow.

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