Treatments | Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a deeply effective treatment that renews your skin and gives a fresher, younger-looking glow. It’s one of the simplest and least disruptive skin treatments and is ideal even for people with sensitive skin.
Step 1: Book a free , no obligation consultation with a practitioner. Book Now
Step 2: Visit The Skin Investment Clinic and meet your practitioner for a one to one consultation. During this consultation they will:
Assess your skin and suitability for treatment
Explain the microdermabrasion procedure, recovery , likely outcomes and costs
Go through your past medical history
Answer any questions you may have
Step 3: Begin your microdermabrasion treatment
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is deeply effective treatment for renewing a fresh, young-looking glow to your skin. It’s one of the simplest and least disruptive skin treatments to have.
Microdermabrasion is suitable for the face and most areas of the body . Popular areas for treatment include the face, neck and chest.
How does microdermabrasion work?
The microdermabrasion techniques uses microcrystals, which are hard enough to disrupt unwanted tired skin cells that cause dull looking skin but small enough not to do any damage or cause pain.
Not only does undergoing a microdermabrasion facial mean not having any artificial or even natural substances injected, but it also works in harmony with your body. Once the treatment has removed dead and tired cells, your body will work to replace them with fresh, healthier looking skin.
Who performs microdermabrasion?
At The Skin Investment Clinic, microdermabrasion is performed by highly trained practitioners, who carry out the treatment according to strict protocols.
Is microdermabrasion right for me?
Microdermabrasion isn’t suitable for darker skin tones as they are more prone to pigmentation. If you have a darker skin tone, your practitioner might suggest a Chemical Peel as a great alternative to achieve clearer, fresher skin.
If you have lighter skin and want a fresher, clearer, bright look, microdermabrasion is for you.
What can microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, superficial blemishes and marks, improve congested skin, mild pigmentation problems and generally become part of an anti-ageing treatment routine. Your consultation will be an opportunity to explore treatment solutions based on your exact needs.
Benefits of microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion has the following benefits:
Reveals new, living cells and a healthy glow
Epidermal layers of the skin are rejuvenated
Your skin will feel softer
Newer, healthier skin cells are produced
How does microdermabrasion work?
The technique involves propelling the microcrystals across the skin’s surface, removing only the top layer of skin cells. This technology reveals new cells creating a healthy glow. The epidermal layers of the skin are rejuvenated leading to collagen production and plumper skin.
Microdermabrasion is a progressive procedure. After the first session your skin will feel softer and you may see a very subtle improvement. To gain visible improvement we generally recommend a course of sessions because additional treatments cause an increase in circulation within the dermis and newer healthier skin cells are produced.
Not only can you return to your normal routine immediately after treatment, but you can reapply your make up right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microdermabrasion – what to expect?
The technique involves propelling the microcrystals across the skin’s surface, removing only the top layer of skin cells. This technology reveals new cells creating a healthy glow. The epidermal layers of the skin are rejuvenated leading collagen production and plumper skin.
Microdermabrasion is a progressive procedure, which means that after the first session you skin will feel softer and you may see a very subtle improvement. However, to gain visible improvement we generally recommend a course of sessions because additional treatments cause an increase in circulation within the dermis and newer, healthier skin cells are produced.
Is microdermabrasion painful?
One of the benefits of microdermabrasion is that it’s virtually pain free. You will feel a subtle suction as the vacuum is placed over the skin and perhaps a tingling sensation. Your skin may look slightly pink after the treatment, but this will subside within a few hours. The crystals used are hard enough to disrupt tired skin cells that cause dull looking skin, but small enough not to do any damage or cause discomfort or pain. The only real side effect is a possible temporary redness of the skin, which soon fades.
Microdermabrasion – how long to see results?
You will notice improvement in your overall complexion from your first microdermabrasion treatment.
How long do the results from microdermabrasion last?
Your skin will look and feel smoother immediately after treatment, with results lasting for up to three months. For best results, a course of microdermabrasion treatments is advised.
How many sessions of microdermabrasion will I need?
This will be discussed at your initial treatment needs at your consultation, including the expected number of treatments and treatment intervals depending on your type of skin damage. A course of treatments will give the best results.
Is microdermabrasion safe?
Going to a regulated and qualified practitioner is the best way to treat your skin condition safely and effectively. Our microdermabrasion treatment is carried out in highly clinical environments and the treatment is delivered according to strict protocols, which means you can be rest assured that the procedures are very safe.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Microdermabrasion costs £125 for a single treatment, a course of treatments is usually recommended for best results.
What to expect after microdermabrasion?
You can return to your normal routine straight after your microdermabrasion treatment and can even reapply your make-up right away. It’s important to protect your newly rejuvenated skin from damaging elements by wearing an SPF daily to protect your skin. Your practitioner will be able to advise on how you can best maintain the results of the microdermabrasion. Other existing medical conditions should be highlighted during your consultation and advice will be given on an individual basis.
Does microdermabrasion help with pigmentation?
A course of microdermabrasion treatment can help to reduce unwanted pigmentation marks caused by acne or sun damage.
What is better microdermabrasion or a peel?
Microdermabrasion or a peel both help to reveal younger, fresher- looking skin. However, the main difference between the two treatments is the application proves. With microdermabrasion, the treatment uses a wand, while peels are applied directly to the skin and can vary in strength. The treatment that you choose will depend on your requirements and the results that you want to get.
Does microdermabrasion reduce pores?
One of the benefits of microdermabrasion is that it can help to minimise and reduce pores.